Aveda make-up...any users?

Hi All!

Found this forum a few days ago and found some of the posts so helpful, I thought I would throw one out there.

Went today for my trial hair and make-up run at Ultra Lux Salon in Redondo Beach. Pleased with the hair, still up in the air on the make-up. It looked great going out, but when I went to take off 6 hours later, without any touch-ups, it looked like it had had a long day -- uneveness, etc. The make-up artist had some trouble with application and thought it was my dry skin -- she didn't mosturize me up prior. The salon is an Aveda concept so only Aveda products allowed, including make-up. I have no prior experience with Aveda make-up and wanted to try to find out if this is due to lack of primer (which also wasn't used for trial) and moisturizer or more of an Aveda issue...any thoughts? I'm a minerals girl on a daily basis but wanted to get that "extra" for the big day.

Thanks!
Posted on August 17, 2007 at 8:04 pm
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Kristen
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That doesn't sound like a smart make-up artist to begin with if she noticed you had dry skin and didn't moisturize you before applying the make-up. Is there another make-up artist there that you can work with?
Posted on August 18, 2007 at 11:32 am
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I have used Aveda makeup and noticed the same things. I DO NOT have dry skin at all, and using this makeup looked very caked on. I too use mainly minerals as I have normal clear skin and dont have blemishes to hide. What I would suggest is to use a mineral face make up like you normally do and maybe play up the eye makeup?
Posted on August 19, 2007 at 5:15 am
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Have you tried the mineral makeup from La Bella Donna? It's fantastic and does not look caked-on at all! My SIL and I get it from Bergdorff Goodman in New York City. I remember you love New York, though if you are interested but aren't in the area, you can call their booth and the sales lady will help you pick out the appropriate shade (and even send you a bunch of samples so you can choose your own).
Posted on August 19, 2007 at 11:14 pm
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I 100% agree with all PP. If you have dry skin, never apply makeup without moisturizer first. Find a line that you like. There are many natural lines available these days. Johnandjanet is right, La Bella Donna has a great line. Try it out and find someone to do your makeup with the products you like. Another good line is Origins. They have a wonderful line of makeup in addition to their skin-care.

Its understandable to want a little extra for the day of, but be sure not to over do it. You still want to look like your naturally beautiful self!
Posted on August 20, 2007 at 7:01 am
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i was a bridesmaid in a wedding a week ago and got my hair done at an Aveda salon... i STILL have that Aveda hairspray stuck in my hair, even though I wash it everyday. i can feel it!

for makeup... i'd just try to do as many trials w/ different brands and colors (at your local Macy's or whatever) as you can before your wedding... i did one at Perscriptives, where I get my daily-wear light foundation. i usually love their stuff, but several hours after my make-up trial (she did "wedding") the makeup felt really cakey and heavy. a couple weeks later i signed up for a Laura Mercier event also at Macy's in Manhattan Beach. In contrast, her makeup felt light even several hours later. Laura Mercier also has a "foundation primer" So... I think it is just a matter of figuring out what works for you and your skintype!
Posted on August 23, 2007 at 8:10 pm
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Thanks all for the input!

My makeup crisis has been resolved. I ditched the first salon as I really didn't have time for a retrial and they never got back to me on whether the makeup artist could use non-Aveda products in the salon.

The new person I found uses mineral-based makeup (Jane Iredale -- a product found primarily at spas), didn't skip any steps during the trial, brought in special makeup for my eyes due to the color limitations of the mineral-based product line...and I can't say more other than WHEW!

Anyone else having the same problem should contact Donna Diem at The Body Therapy Center in Redondo Beach -- 310.540.0163. Pricing is in line with other makeup artists and she will come to your location, provided it isn't far, for no extra charge!
Posted on August 31, 2007 at 9:31 am

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