Best foundation etc for photos
Posted 06 May 2009 - 02:43 PM
I tried Christian Dior, Estee Lauder, NARS, Smashbox, Laura Mercier, and Make Up Forever.
The best solution for me for foundation is Laura Mercier. I also combined this purchase with a primer of Smashbox with SPF. I'm telling you Laura Mercier is the shizzle, and Smashbox has the best primer on the market. And to top it all off, I purchased Lancome powder.....works beautifully!
On another note, the Make Up Forever line is pretty incredible, it is made for high definition photos/television, and is major cover-up. I chose not to go with it becuase I felt that it would make me feel all yucky on the wedding day...you know heavy make-up, heat, and humidity - gross.
That's my 2-cents...and the staff at Sephora are so friendly, blew away Saks and Dillards. And you get free samples! Good luck!
Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:20 PM
My friend also recommends using this, but I thought she was full of sh*t....LOL...Now I'm tempted to go buy it and use ith with my Laura Mercier.
What exactly does the primer do?..even out fine lines etc?
Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:01 PM
Regarding MAC. I personally love everything MAC and have at least 50 eye shadows with a bunch more stuff, but I do not think their foundation is the best per say... A lot of people tend to break out with it. I also think that you really have to know how much to apply and how to apply it. If you don't put on the right amount you really look like you have a mask on. With the MUFE HD foundation I feel like you can really pack it on and it still feels and looks natural.
Anyways... Both MAC and Sephora give free samples of things like foundation. I would suggest going in to both and having them try things out on you and see what you like and then ask for a sample in your shade and go home and try it out for a day or two and see how it looks in the day light, if your skin breaks out, how the coverage is, etc.
Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:11 PM
Sephora makes a travel-size version, but I'm sure they can give you a sample or just try it on at the store Sephora: Smashbox Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer: Primer
I bought MUFE HD Foundation. The color match is incredible and it has no titanium dioxide. The only downside is that I don't think it's very moisturizing. Maybe I'm not used to a more matte finish....
I really want to try Laura Mercier's foundation though! Her oil-free tinted moisturizer is amazing!
Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:12 AM
However I do find that it is drying in certain areas as well, does anyone use a special moisturizer before putting on foundation to prevent this?
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