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Best foundation to wear if there is going to be flash photography

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brokenmarrow Tue 31-May-11 21:50:09

I have v fair skin and always get properly colour matched so i dont think the foundation shade is the problem but its got to the point where i am so paranoid about looking pale that i put (i think) loads of bronzer and blusher on.

And yet any pictures taken with a flash i still look like a ghost beside all the other girls.

Any tips or good foundations appreciated

Havingkittens Tue 31-May-11 22:33:10

Steer clear of anything illuminating or light reflecting. That includes moisturiser, primer and powder too!

ZacharyQuack Tue 31-May-11 23:29:08

Watch out for anything (including moisturiser) that has a physical sunscreen in it (e.g. zinc). That will make your face look ghostly white.

Havingkittens Wed 01-Jun-11 06:12:26

Oh yes, that too. Zinc is one. Another to look out for is Titanium Dioxide.

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 01-Jun-11 06:47:26

Go and see Mac. They make some foundations for photo sessions. Agree with the others, avoid the sunscreen!

brokenmarrow Wed 01-Jun-11 12:19:38

thanks i usually wear clinique which i am happy with for day time but i might go and see if Mac would recommed something for out on a night out.

gregssausageroll Wed 01-Jun-11 13:34:41

and don't go anywhere near touche eclat!

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