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#1 kate2177

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:00 AM

I'm planning on doing my own makeup for my wedding, and have read lots of posts warning not to wear sunscreen under makeup on the day as it over-exposes the photos. I noticed this morning that my foundation (MAC mineralize) contains SPF 15 - has anyone worn a foundation with SPF on their wedding day? How did the photos turn out?

It's not a big drama if the SPF one is not recommended, as i can ask at the MAC counter for a sample pot of non-SPF foundation to wear on the day instead. Just looking for some advice if anyone has encountered this issue!

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:27 PM

QUOTE(kate2177 @ Oct 22 2009, 11:00 AM) View Post

I'm planning on doing my own makeup for my wedding, and have read lots of posts warning not to wear sunscreen under makeup on the day as it over-exposes the photos. I noticed this morning that my foundation (MAC mineralize) contains SPF 15 - has anyone worn a foundation with SPF on their wedding day? How did the photos turn out?

It's not a big drama if the SPF one is not recommended, as i can ask at the MAC counter for a sample pot of non-SPF foundation to wear on the day instead. Just looking for some advice if anyone has encountered this issue!



Hey, I wear a SPF Foundation every time I put make up on and haven't had a problem. You can actually get a foundation now when is for photography and has SPF 30 in it. In the past I've used Cl@rins products with no problems.

Best way to figure this one out is do a trial. When you get your make up put on, take a photo when your inside and then go for a walk outside and take another photo. If your's done turn out over or under exposed then your professional photos wont

Good Luck!

#3 karry327

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 08:32 PM

I've always been of the understanding that wearing a SPF reflects the light of the flash and can make you look pale in the photos.

If you can lay your hands on some without the SPF, I'd try to smile.gif

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 10:10 PM

SPF in foundation is ok during the day but night time is when you get a flash back from it.... ie the flash does reflect against the foundation. You can counter act this with powders, bronzers etc but best to steer clear of SPF for your wedding day.
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#5 kate2177

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 11:12 PM

Thanks for the responses! I've done a trial previously but took the pictures during the day only. I must admit i did notice a bit of shine on the indoor photos (which were taken with flash) but at the time i put it down to the hot day, thinking i hadn't used enough powder.

I'll get hold of a sample pot of non-SPF, and do a trial with that and my current one during the day and at night, see which one gives the better result. smile.gif

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 03:57 PM

It's not so much the SPF in the product, rather it's the amount of Titanium Dioxide. If a product is high in titanium dioxide it will make your face white, so look for a foundation without it or that has a low amount.

You could try MAC Studio Fix, or if you are not on a budget MUFE HD Foundation is amazing for bridal biggrin.gif
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#7 lil chicken

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:24 PM

sounds like you've got some great advice already smile.gif

My make-up lady said SPF was a big no no on your wedding day, due to looking pale etc too
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Posted 27 October 2009 - 08:15 PM

Pinkmakeup, the liquid Studio Fix has SPF - do you know if it's low in titanium dioxide? i couldn't find the ingredients on the site. Or did you mean the powder version of it?

lil chicken, i'm pale enough already, i'll certainly take your advice as i don't need to look any more so laugh.gif



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Posted 28 October 2009 - 07:52 AM

lil chicken - that is so right! The ONLY day in your life you shouldn't use sunscreen is on your wedding day biggrin.gif (big advocate for sunscreen here!)

kate2177 - Titanium Dioxide is one of the least listed ingredients (but not the last!) so it may really depend, but it should be right. This is for the fluid. Another choice is the MAC Face and Body, out of all the MAC foundations this one is probably best for bridal.


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#10 Malibustaci

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:40 AM

Hello - I wore a mineral make up on my wedding day which contains SPF and I do not think it made any difference to my photos!


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Posted 28 October 2009 - 12:48 PM

^^ In my experience it really depends how much is in it. Also it is going to show up more on some people than on others.

I'm glad it didn't affect your photos though smile.gif
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