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#21 Vikki

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    Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:20 PM

    Ugh. This thread is scaring me. I wear a tinted moisturizer and light shadow and that's it. But, I know I'll want to have a slightly more exotic look.....so I guess I need to go look around a little. The last thing I want to do is grab something the week before we leave and find out my skin breaks out when I put it on.

    Thanks for the good ideas, at least I have a place to start.

    #22 BachataBride

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      Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:03 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Vikki
      Ugh. This thread is scaring me. I wear a tinted moisturizer and light shadow and that's it. But, I know I'll want to have a slightly more exotic look.....so I guess I need to go look around a little. The last thing I want to do is grab something the week before we leave and find out my skin breaks out when I put it on.

      Thanks for the good ideas, at least I have a place to start.
      Be careful with the light shadows if you are tanned - they can make your eyes look racoonish! I have my fav white shimmer shadow that I couldn't wear at the wedding!! You want to make sure that you don't use a lot of shimmer around your eyes either - the light will pick it up & in pictures it will totally make your eyes too bright!! The biggest advice I can give is do a test run for your makeup when you get there. Go out in the sunlight at the time of day that you are getting married & have a friend take pictures to see what your makeup looks like at the specific time(s) your pics are being taken!

      #23 JennyK

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        Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:09 PM

        Im a MAC chick all the way but Smashbox also makes really great foundations that look flawless in pictures.

        #24 SunBride

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          Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:39 PM

          For the canadian girls interested in the smashbox primer, I saw in the Shoppers Drug Mart flyer they have a Smashbox promo kit that comes with the primer and a bunch of other products for 50$. I don't know how much the primer sells individually but I would imagine it's half that price or more. I am planning on picking up that kit.

          Everyone is talking about higher end make-up so I don't think this will be an issue but I want to warn you anyways against Maybelline cashmere perfect foundation.
          http://fashionowy.fi....l-cashmere.jpg
          I wore this on my wedding day and loved the look and feel but when I was looking at my photos I noticed that all the ones with flash the makeup is super obvious! It looks awful! My mom noticed right away in the pictures too and she was shocked because she said my foundation was not noticeable at all in person (and my mom is extremely detail and looks oriented and would ahve noticed if she could see foundation lines). I dismissed the incident but then it happened again a few months later that pictures were taken while I was wearing it and I look awful! I spoke to a cosmetician at Shoppers and she said it was likely the talk in the foundation that made it kinda reflect in the pictures.

          #25 HotTamale

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            Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:21 PM

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            HotTamale-What Smashbox primer did you buy??
            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?
            No the primer is no joke...I actually thought the same. My girlfriend is a Laura Mercier make-up artist, and she swore by the Smashbox...shhhh ;-)

            I purchased Photo Finish UVA/UVB SPF 15, it smooths on like silk, and make-up glides on, minimizes pores, make-up stays on longer, and makes make-up set better - flawless look! I love this stuff, and I purchased a few weeks ago and SWEAR by it!

            #26 jmb0902

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              Posted 07 May 2009 - 10:37 PM

              While I LOVE MAC and NARS --- the best ever coverup is Philosophy Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas in SPF 15... it makes your skin look absolutely flawless! I apply it with a brush and not the sponge it comes with - and you can "spot" treat any red or acne extremely well and then just brush over it. I never have to use foundation/liquid with it while I do use Benefit Boi-ing for under and around my eyes. It's amazing and lightweight... I keep it in my purse at all times!

              Sephora: Philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15: Powder Foundation


              #27 nibsmom

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                Posted 08 May 2009 - 11:06 AM

                Ughhh...I'm glad I found this thread. I don't usually wear any make up at all, except for a little eyeliner on special occasions. I have no IDEA where to start with this.

                I was just going to go into Sephora and let them talk me into spending a lot of money. I'm worried about getting make up done by the resort! I went into one a few months ago and just sort of inquired, and they did recommend the HD make up, and said NO bare minerals!

                I better get on that soon!

                #28 stefnicole

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                  Posted 08 May 2009 - 10:18 PM

                  I don't normally wear any make-up either. Sometimes I'll use a tinted moisturizer. Will that be enough or do I need an actual foundation?

                  #29 ~*Lisa*~

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                    Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:54 AM

                    I use MAC Studio Fix Foundation and I love it. For powder I use MAC Blot Pressed Powder. I used to use Merle Norman and I had to have touch-ups during the day, but with the MAC I go all day without touch-ups and it looks flawless in pics! M·A·C Cosmetics | Offering a large selection of makeup, skin care products, and nail care items. Also offering cosmetic accessories


                    #30 Chanti

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                      Posted 20 May 2009 - 10:36 AM

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                      Originally Posted by lisaloo79
                      I agree, great thread! I'll have to see what we have around here. No Sephora, no MAC.
                      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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