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Thanks Chantal! I did buy some stuff from MAC, but I will definitely look into this as well. I'm tired of buying the cheap stuff that doesn't work!!!

 

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Hi! I'm from Sudbury too originally, now in Toronto :-)

I've discovered great foundation you can get at any Shopper's Drug Mart in Canada. It's called No.7. It's actually made in Europe (France maybe?) and imported specifically for Shopper's. Not too expensive (cost me $23 for a bottle of foundation) and it is AWESOME!!! I have skin that flakes easily whenever I try wearing foundation, but this has not been an issue. It was recommended by my BD make-up artist.

 

Chantal

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I SWEAR by Armani Luminous Silk Foundation! It's amazing...lightweight, looks very natural and stays on.

A make-up artist friend recommended it to me for my wedding so I got a sample (which actually lasted quite a while!) and now I'm a convert!

I don't think Sephora sells Armani though...maybe. It might only be available at like Saks or Bloomies. In Canada, you can get it at Holts.

 

I also use Smashbox primer...I don't leave the house without it, even on "make-up free" errand days:-) But I use the bronzing one...which looks super dark in the bottle, but actually just gives you a really nice, natural kind of glow (another make-up artist recommendation:-))

 

If you easily sweat-off make-up, you might want to also consider a make-up "finishing" spray...MAC makes one and there's another on that comes recommended by girls on here, called Skindinavia Finishing Spray. I used this one and it was...okay. I've heard better reviews on the MAC one from friends.

 

HTH:-)

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I do not wear make-up usually and am terrified as to how I am going to get it done on my wedding day. Hopefully someone traveling with me can help out. I will have to purchase some good product and do dome trial runs.

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I went to Sephora last week and picked up a packaged box kit of Smashbox for $59that included the primer, concealer, lumunier, photo opt, and a lip gloss. I ended up also buying a foundation to use for now. Our wedding isn't until 2 months (Aug) and I'm at the beach at least 2 times a week in the summer, so I'll have to match up and get a new foundation closer to our wedding date in a darker shade since i'll be more tan then. Maybe i'll just get a sample to bring with me. I'll wait until mid July to chose eyeshadow and blush/bronzer, as well. I also just absolutely LOVE the lipgloss that I ended up buying form Smashbox! It makes your lips look so smooth and with a natural gloss.

The lady did my makeup there in the store. She gave me a few samples: a moisturizer, an exfoliant, and clinique eye cream for fine lines(that I need to save up and buy).

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When I took my lighting class for photography, the class used me and 2 other girls as models most the time. I used MAC, one used Smashbox and the other used a drug store brand. You can tell the difference. Smashbox and MAC are thick enough that the lights don't penetrate through the make up. This will save your photographer hours in editing.

 

I know most people on here won't need or want a lighting set up, but that's something to think about.

 

Also, as far as MAC foundation, I quit using it everyday, cause it did break me out. I use it for special occasions. MAC will do a free makeover with a purchase of $50 (I think) but they'll give you a small pot of foundation for free. I'd do the make over and buy the blush, lip stick and eyeshadow - I have nothing bad to say about their stuff (other than the break out issue with the foundation).

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Watch out .... Photographers advice coming through here.. MAKE WAY wink.gif heheh jk

 

you girls are all on the right track... MAC or SMASHBOX (actually designed for photographery)

 

I have found that those bareminerals stuff , even though great in daylight, they are reflective as all sin when it comes to photography. You're already going to be fighting the shinyness in those tropical locations don't add to that.

 

If its all outdoor daylight wedding then the photography aspect of it all wont matter because there wont be any flash but soon as it gets dark and everyones flashes come on you're gonna look like a bronze statue wink.gif

 

and there is my ¢¢

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Watch out .... Photographers advice coming through here.. MAKE WAY wink.gif heheh jk

you girls are all on the right track... MAC or SMASHBOX (actually designed for photographery)

I have found that those bareminerals stuff , even though great in daylight, they are reflective as all sin when it comes to photography. You're already going to be fighting the shinyness in those tropical locations don't add to that.

If its all outdoor daylight wedding then the photography aspect of it all wont matter because there wont be any flash but soon as it gets dark and everyones flashes come on you're gonna look like a bronze statue wink.gif

and there is my ¢¢
I beat ya to it :-D even though I'm not a portrait photographer.

I also forgot to add - USE MOISTURIZER AND PRIMER BEFORE THE FOUNDATION!! It'll do wonders!

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I'm so glad this thread is here! I'll probably go with the Smashbox or Make Up For Ever HD foundation.

 

What is everyone using for concealer??

AND...

Eyelashes?? Real? Fake? Extensionshuh.gif

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Two Words: Laura Mercier.

 

These are some of the greatest products out there, and worth every penny. Sephora just launched the line a month or so ago, and right now they have a little pack with primer, tinted moisturizer, two brushes, three pads, a two tone concealer AND a setting powder for $80 cndn. And it all comes in a nifty little case.

 

Going with a tinted moisturizer instead of an actual powder or liquid foundation is a great idea for girls that don't normally wear make-up. It's less heavy, feels more comfortable and it also generally incorporates an SPF-- Great for DWs!

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