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Wedding day- make up dilemma!

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BusyBee86 Thu 28-Jun-12 11:01:03

So I'm getting married in August smile does anyone have any good tips for keeping make up on and for it not to go shiny?!
My make up seems to disappear within an hour or so! I also get quite shiny and greasy across nose! Lovely!
Is there anything I should be using to make it last longer?
Any advice would be very much appreciated!
Thank you in advance

suburbandweller Thu 28-Jun-12 11:41:13

Are you using a primer? They really help makeup stay in place (I'm using sudocrem as a primer after seeing it recommended on here and it works amazingly well).

HeartsJandJ Thu 28-Jun-12 11:45:42

Can you talk me through the sudocreme routine? That sounds interesting.

OP - mineral make-up is quite good at staying put and minimising shine. It doesn't eradicate it altogether in my opinion but it's pretty good.

Happy wedding day, I'm sure you'll look beautiful whatever!

Susieloo Thu 28-Jun-12 11:48:54

Really interested in sudocreme as a primer, does it take a lot of rubbing in? I also struggle with make up staying on and I'm using a revlon primer which I think helps a little bit.

suburbandweller Thu 28-Jun-12 11:50:02

I just apply a thin layer of sudocrem over my face after my usual skincare routine (moisturiser etc), then apply foundation on top. It's really made a difference to how long my makeup lasts, and has the added bonus of keeping spots away too!

HeartsJandJ Thu 28-Jun-12 11:53:06

I almost wish I hadn't already got dressed so I could try the sudocreme routine straight away. Thank you surburbandweller!

suburbandweller Thu 28-Jun-12 11:54:30

You are welcome smile (and sorry OP for slight thread hijack)

BusyBee86 Thu 28-Jun-12 13:03:19

Oh thank you suburbandwella I will give sudocrem a go, sounds like it does a good job! So I just put that over the moisturiser then do usual make up?!
Maybe I'll need to buy some different make up too...I'm currently using dream Matt mouse foundation then using the Matt powder over!

sleeplessinsuburbia Thu 28-Jun-12 13:14:03

Get a test drive at illamasqua, they have theatre grade makeup and I applied it at 10am and it still looked great 12 hours later in the Australian summer. I even skipped the primer on the day and used foundation with powder.

suburbandweller Thu 28-Jun-12 13:23:04

Yep pop it on after moisturiser and make up as usual. Would also second mineral makeup - I use a glo minerals foundation which keeps me shine free.

Have you thought about having a make-up lesson? Tis a good way to try different makeup and get some recommendations on what will be long lasting without necessarily being tied to a particular brand. I did that before my wedding - got a makeup artist over to my house and she tried different things and suggested products to me.

Kaloobear Thu 28-Jun-12 13:40:52

I would go for a trial with a professional (I'm one grin) and then even if you decide not to use her on the day you'll get loads of good tips. Also the Bobbi Brown counters are brilliant and their MUAs will do a wedding day trial for free-they'll want you to buy products but you don't have to of course.

For what it's worth my top tips would be...

Get your skin in as perfect condition as possible in the months before the wedding-that way you can wear less make up. If you have bad skin try the Clarisonic, and stick to a routine of products designed for your skin type, don't chop and change around too much. Personally I love the Liz Earle Superskin range (I have dry skin).

If you're going to do your own make up have several trials while wearing white-if you don't have a white t shirt hold a pillowcase around your neck! (Assuming your dress is white that is.)

Always do your make up in natural light so you can see any errors more easily and fix them-e.g. Foundation tide line, though hopefully you'll have the perfect foundation so that won't be a problem.

On the day: cleanse, tone, moisturise. Use eye primer (I love MACs paint pots for this but Urban Decay do a good one too), then do your eye make up-eyeshadows, well blended, eye liner, eyelashes, eyebrows. Get rid of any powder fall out on your cheeks. THEN put primer on your face. (Smashbox do brilliant ones.) Use a foundation that perfectly matches you-get matched at the BB counter or another good brand. Don't forget your neck, ear lobes etc if you have any discolouration or tend to flush. Use two blushers-one very natural on your cheekbones and one brighter on the apples of your cheeks. You can also contour under your cheekbones (from the very outside of your face to about half way in your cheek), under jaw line, on temples, on outside of nose, and hilight your nose, inner corner of eyes and tops of cheekbones, but go easy on these unless you're used to doing it-practise lots before hand. Don't pick anything too shiny or it'll look odd in pictures. Conceal under your eyes and then top off with a powder to keep everything locked in place-I like the MAC Mineralise range as it's matte but gives a glow without being at all shiny or shimmery. Very beautiful.

Avoid any products with SPF as you can get flashback in photographs. Avoid Touche Éclat for instance!

A gentle application of white or nude eyeliner on your waterline will make your eyes look brighter.

You do need to wear slightly more make up than normal in order to look normal in photographs as it's easy to look washed out otherwise, especially wearing white, but don't be tempted to 'give yourself a bit of colour' with a too dark foundation or loads of bronzer.

Hope that helps!

eurochick Thu 28-Jun-12 13:51:35

Sheishido (sp?) primer did the job for me.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 28-Jun-12 14:34:50

I had eyelash extensions done so I didnt have to worry about mascara running if I cried and used YSl matte touch primer which kept me dry all day as usually my skin is very shiny.

I had a fake bake spray tan.

Do not wear anything with an SPF or sunscreen in it, it will reflect off the flash from the cameras and you'll look like your face is paler than your body in the photos.

BusyBee86 Fri 29-Jun-12 09:32:37

Wow theres alot of great advice, do much to take in. Thank you kaloobear. I'm thinking it may be easier to get a proffessional in to do my make upgrin At least I know it will last all day?
I tried the sudocrem this morning but still have oily skin across nosesad
What primer would be best for combination/oily skin?

Kaloobear Fri 29-Jun-12 09:44:06

Smashbox Photo Finish Light is my favourite for oily/combination skin. Make up lasts really well over it and it's mattifying too. Also, a little goes a long way so it'll last you forever. You can get it in Debenhams in this country.

I was just sent here from another thread. Lots of great suggestions there Kaloobear

Sudocrem though? Really? On a wedding day? hmm Just not sure I can do that...

Kaloobear Fri 29-Jun-12 22:15:43

I've never tried the sudocrem trick-I just can't imagine it working though lots of people swear by it!

I'm so pale already that I suspect I would disappear if I put a layer of sudocreme on!

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OohNoDooEy Wed 23-Nov-16 12:39:53

Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation does the job.

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