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#41 *Nadine*

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    Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:13 PM

    I think this thread is so great but it also just made me more confused. Smashbox or Laura Mercier, no idea which way to go. I don't wear anything on my face ever. Just on my eyes(eyeliner, shadow and mascara) so I am really nervous about wearing foundation etc. I want to buy this stuff this summer when I am tan so I can get the right shades for how I will look come december at our wedding. Ugh

    #42 tauristar

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      Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:08 PM

      I worked as a makeup artist in college and have done at least 40 to 50 weddings in my day. Seeing as this is a destination wedding forum, I'll assume most of us will be in a warm humid climate. So, my big thing is to use a very light moisturizer don't use a moisturizer or foundation that is humectant. Humectants pull moisture into the skin, and you could get dewy really fast on a humid day. Just use a light moisturizer even something with a little silicone. You can mix your moisturizer with concealer to even out skin tone and any imperfections. (thin layer is better than thick) I like to buff powder foundation lightly into that on top with a large blush brush. Go light, you shouldn't need much. You can blot with a kleenex to remove access.
      Some think this looks stark, and it does cause you have no shape to you face. Once you add bronzer and blush it is really very pretty.
      I worked for a number of different companies and MAC Select Cover Up Concealer and Studio Fix or Mineralize are by far my favorites, they are beautiful and cost effective. Not to mention you can go into the store and have them show you how. As for bronzer my favorite is CK Calvin Klein, they have it at Sephora.
      With whatever you go with, blot away excess sweat and makeup before you add more during touch ups. This will keep you from a heavy face at the end of the night.
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      #43 kbackman

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        Posted 27 May 2009 - 02:41 AM

        Thanks for all of the great makeup advice. I think I'm heading to Sephora tomorrow. Never tried a primer, but I think I will after all of the positive feedback...

        #44 Lindz

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          Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:36 AM

          Wow...I was going to use my mineral makeup until I saw this thread! Now I am def. not going to....Ive got some homework to do! Thanks for all the great advice!

          #45 ~*Lisa*~

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            Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:06 AM

            That is GREAT advice. Thanks so much for posting that. Also great that I already have that MAC foundation! lol

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by tauristar
            I worked as a makeup artist in college and have done at least 40 to 50 weddings in my day. Seeing as this is a destination wedding forum, I'll assume most of us will be in a warm humid climate. So, my big thing is to use a very light moisturizer don't use a moisturizer or foundation that is humectant. Humectants pull moisture into the skin, and you could get dewy really fast on a humid day. Just use a light moisturizer even something with a little silicone. You can mix your moisturizer with concealer to even out skin tone and any imperfections. (thin layer is better than thick) I like to buff powder foundation lightly into that on top with a large blush brush. Go light, you shouldn't need much. You can blot with a kleenex to remove access.
            Some think this looks stark, and it does cause you have no shape to you face. Once you add bronzer and blush it is really very pretty.
            I worked for a number of different companies and MAC Select Cover Up Concealer and Studio Fix or Mineralize are by far my favorites, they are beautiful and cost effective. Not to mention you can go into the store and have them show you how. As for bronzer my favorite is CK Calvin Klein, they have it at Sephora.
            With whatever you go with, blot away excess sweat and makeup before you add more during touch ups. This will keep you from a heavy face at the end of the night.


            #46 *Nadine*

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              Posted 28 May 2009 - 03:50 PM

              Just a heads up that smashbox goes on sale on HauteLook.com on Tuesday, June 2nd! If your not a member, its free and easy to sign up. Not sure what they will have on sale as far as products go but Im sure there will be some good stuff :)

              #47 Chanti

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                Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:48 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ashey063009
                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.
                Thanks for the recommendation! I got this little pack, curious to try the primer. Tried on the whole kit, following instructions to the book. I LOVE the result!!!

                Problem is, I've developped an allergic reaction over my nose, cheeks and forehead :-( Not sure to which one of the items though, since I used all of the ones in the kit! I'll have to do a "dot blot" test over my arm this weekend and see which one I reacted to.

                Darn sensitive skin :-( Had to use corticosteroid cream to decrease the allergic reaction...

                #48 Virg

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                  Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:59 PM

                  I will defintely head to Sephora to get some Smashbox!
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                  #49 Bianca

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                    Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:38 PM

                    I used the MUFE HD foundation for my wedding day and it worked great! It did not smudge at all even when I was shedding a tear or two... :) No way I was going to trust those resort MUA!
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                    #50 TinaM2b

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                      Posted 29 May 2009 - 03:31 PM

                      All, Thanks for this thread and all the information.

                      I usually wear bare minerals but have really been worried lately. We go to all our college football games (literally all day) and a lot of outdoor concert events here and in New Orleans. The last year or two, I've noticed I look like a grease pit in photos at night after these all day outings and I don't have greasy skin. This thread told me why. I am wearing a makeup that shines in photos! Great information.

                      I went to Sephora at lunch today and got loaded up with samples. We found good color matches in MUFE and a brand called Laroc. They also gave me samples of three different types of primer, a couple with SPF. I can't wait to try some of the products!

                      I actually bought one thing on the spot because I was sold the moment she put it on. It is the Smashbox Halo powder. It looks awesome and has things in it to enrich your skin.

                      Any recommendaions on which moisturizers to use underneath these great makeups that won't shine through?




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