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lil-star Posts: 3149
Ok bear with me, I'm not completely new to the whole idea of make up but feel a bit nervous doing my makeup on the day, circumstances suggest perhaps I should do it myself rather than getting a pro.... sooooo my question is, to get your foundation and eyeshadow to last all day what do you put under it? Ive been watching videos on You-tube (id alot of spare time today!) but still not sure my bm told me she wants to wear shocking green eye shadow and is completely serious O:| I told her if she puts its on, Im attacking her with a baby wipe! Any make up pro's out there with some tips for all day wear? Some thing i could buy now and try out :-8
ANAIS21 Posts: 2401
:wv I would use a primer, put this on after miosturizer, i use Smashbox's photo finish primer.. I would then use Estee Lauders doublewear, It's like no other foundation, i have ever used, it stay's on all day & night.. Can i just ask, have you got trails done from the pro's?
Higgs particle Posts: 4557
HI - I plan to do the same and do my own - mainly because I'm getting married out in the wilds - anyway! I plan to bring me and sis (BM) into Brown Thomas and get auld lesson or two and work from there
buzybumble Posts: 831
Why not get a make up lesson from a makeup artist or from one of the girls at the makeup counters. Make sure its someone with experience. I went to MAC in BT and they made me look like a drag queen O:|
princess buttercup Posts: 1457
[quote="ANAIS21":16ft8hsn]:wv I would use a primer, put this on after miosturizer, i use Smashbox's photo finish primer.. I would then use Estee Lauders doublewear, It's like no other foundation, i have ever used, it stay's on all day & night.. Can i just ask, have you got trails done from the pro's?[/quote:16ft8hsn] I'm with Anais on this - doublewear is magic ! I use clarins beauty flash balm under it, and it doesn't budge - brilliant.
lil-star Posts: 3149
[quote="ANAIS21":t574lieu]:wv I would use a primer, put this on after miosturizer, i use Smashbox's photo finish primer.. I would then use Estee Lauders doublewear, It's like no other foundation, i have ever used, it stay's on all day & night.. Can i just ask, have you got trails done from the pro's?[/quote:t574lieu] havent gone near a pro cos it would just be me on the day who would want it and im not paying a 50 yoyo call out fee for just me! Ill put that Estee Lauder doublewear on my santie list, thanks!! ohhh and cos im in mayo we dont have makeup counters :o0 just a little shed that imports makeup from the big smoke, big eye shadow up to the eyebrows is the rage apparently :eek
Snowqueen Posts: 345
There are a couple of tricks make up artists do especially for flash photographry like putting concealer on the smile lines on your face (you don't see it, but you won't have deep shadows in the pictures). I've had two trials and in both they only used a water based moisturiser but put the foundation on with a brush (I'm obviously completely out of touch cos I thought that was mad). Neutral eye make-up (browns and greys) are preferred because they won't look dated in your photographs but you can probably wear a bit more eye make-up than you normally would. Try it out and then get someone to take pictures with lots of flash to see if you need to change anything. I'm ridiculously bad with make-up so to say that I need professional is an understatement but if you are any way decent at it, I think its mad to shell out the money.
monkeygirl Posts: 32
Hello, I completed a make up course specialising in wedding and special occasion so have got a few tips: Beauty Flash Balm is a very good base for foundation. Just make sure you don't rub it in, it is important to leave a very thin layer on your face and then apply the foundation immediately! A good foundation is Clinique Superbalanced as it is made to even out the skin e.g oily or dry parts of your face. It is also gives good coverage without being too noticeable during the day. Before applying your foundation apply a light moisturer. Remove excess moisturiser by blotting the skin with a tissue. Apply foundation with a damp sponge if you are looking for coverage to be light and sheer or a dry sponge for heavier coverage. Once foundation has been applied let the foundation set before applying the blusher. Apply blusher in moderation so you can slowly build up the colour. Once it is on it is very hard to rub off and will disturb the foundation. Firstly your make up should not be very noticeable in the daytime as you will be in white light (natural day light) If you get a chance you could touch up your make up in the evening to emphasise your features. Applying a bit of highligher to the cheekbones, a little more eyeliner and a brighter lipstick. Bobbie Brown creamy concelaer is v. good for dark circles under the eyes. If you apply a light eye cream before applying this it will stop any creases from forming around the eyes. You can use a make up sponge or soft make up brush to apply this. You can also contour your face to make your face appear thinner or fuller, your nose smaller or bigger etc... This is really good for the photos! :wv
meeeeeow Posts: 1349
I would defo recommend coming up to Dublin (or to Galway - BT's probably have th same make-up concessions down in Gaillimh??) and getting a make-over. It should cost about 25euro which is redeamable (oh god sp?) against any purchases. GET THE SMASHBOX PRIMER!!!! I L :lvs ve make-up and have been playing around with different primers for a while (laura mercier is good too) and it really helps settle the make-up. I also love YSL's new(ish) foundation, it is dispensed through a brush and is flawless. Bobbie Brown concealer is FAB FAB FAB, but use sparingly and apply with a brush... no need for a professional concealer brush - a cheap lip brush will do the job. Talk to the experts, they'll give you the best advice! :wv
Higgs particle Posts: 4557
lil-star, I'm planning to get a trail done in BT after christmas - I'll let you know if its any good and you could decide then to come to Galway