wedding day make-up

I want to wear to bare essentials but i'm worried my face will look washed out wearing that alone. i'm not too fond of foundation, but i think i will have to wear some.

so i need some advice or ideas. what make-up are you planning to wear or have worn for those of you that already had their big day?

TIA!
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 6:50 am
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I'm using Mac, I know the girl, and she will give me exactly what I'm looking for.
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 6:54 am
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the thing to remember when wearing make up on a day you'll be photographed a gajillion times, your "normal" makeup routine will not last - the pigment of makeup needs to be "set" and needs to be darker (but not whor-ish) so it will show up in the pics as accentuating my face, not just "colors" on my face

i hired a mac makeup artist for this reason - i'm not sure she'll be using all mac products, but nonetheless, i hired her b/c she will know how to set and apply the appropriate amounts of warpaint on me ;)

also - do not be duped into buying all new makeup for your day - see what you've got in your cosmetic bag now, and build from that




~~products i love:


smashbox primer:
http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P9889&categoryId=C10905



mascara:
http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P40404&categoryId=C10472
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 7:05 am
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Jenni...I plan on going for a test run one afternoon and then seeing how long it lasts and how well I like it.

Posted on April 24, 2008 at 8:09 am
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Kells~

in my case, she is a friend of my FSIL... but yeah, even if my FSIL didnt introduce me to her, i would have just gone to the mac store and discreetly asked if they (and a "partner in crime") would be interested in doing my makeup...
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 8:33 am
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Jenni - the bismuth oxychloride in Bare Escentuals might give you more of an artificial glow in pictures. If you're determined to wear it, I'd recommend going to a real BE store (there's one at the Westside Pavillion on Westwood and Pico in West LA) and talking to the artists there about your wedding day look. Pick a bright rosy color for your cheeks that will stand out in pics (like Glee) but not too much since you don't want to look trampy. If you look at a lot of the bridal magazines, most of the models are wearing muted natural colors to enhance what they already have so using mineral makeup might not be such a bad idea. Just remember to keep some Mineral Veil on hand.

Kells - If I were you, I'd go to a real MAC store (not a counter at a dept store). If you look for a MAC Pro store that might even be better since they're all professional makeup artists I think. They charge $40 for your MU and you have to travel to them. You might be able to talk to a manager and see if anyone is a freelance artist and can come to y ou on your day. We went to a MAC store in Vegas for our mu for a wedding I was in 2 years ago and we all looked great. None of us normally wear MAC, but the MU did stand the test of time and 12 hours later I was really sad to wash all the "artistry" off of my face. I would caution you to verbalize what you want, take pictures and go do a trial so you don't end up looking too made up. We did a trial for the bride at the MAC store and the day of, the person wasn't there that did her trial so we had no idea what she used or how to recreate the look they had settled on. Thankfully it ended up being a blessing in disguise because the new artist did a better job on the bride than the trial artist. HTH:)
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 9:55 am
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I went to a MAC store and the manager there was really nice. he said he could recommend someone from there that will do wedding day makeup or you could just schedule it in the store, they charge something like $50. reason for the fee is you get a dedicated makeup artist - otherwise they have to tend to other customers so you won't have their full attention.
Posted on April 24, 2008 at 6:45 pm

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