Makeup for engagement shoot

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    Makeup for engagement shoot

    Hi gals!

    So we are going to schedule our engagement shoot for April or May and I was wondering if any of you knew where I could get my makeup done for fairly cheap. I wear makeup everyday (pressed powder, blush and mascara) but I honestly don't think I'm that great at it and I want to look very natural and have an even tone for the pictures (I am so worried about my face looking too orange for the shoot if I do my own makeup). I would only really need help with my foundation and blush application, and maybe eyeliner.

    Anyway, any suggestions?
     
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    Re: Makeup for engagement shoot

    I'd go to a makeup counter. Sometimes you have to buy one or two things, but it's cheaper than what you'd pay for just a makeup application.
    For what you want I'd recommend Bobbi Brown.
     
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    Re: Makeup for engagement shoot

    Thanks, pink! That's what I was thinking I could do. Should I tell them it is for something specific, or would they charge me for that?

     
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    they shouldn't, just say you're willing to purchase 3 items (that's usually the limit)

     
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    Re: Makeup for engagement shoot

    Bobbi Brown is great, but I also like Bare Essentials.  I don't know how good they are at makeovers, but the makeup is natural and light feeling.  I use it regularly and did my own for the wedding, too.

    I agree with Pinkkie about going to a makeup counter instead of a makeup artist.  That way you can get tips and products that will make you feel more confident and look better every day, not just for pictures.
     
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    oh yes, if you live near Natick the Bare Escentuals store there does great makeup applications. I just know there's bobbi brown counters in almost every department store, and her makeup is really natural, yet so expert at camoflauging anything!
     
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    The Laura Mercer counter at Neiman's doesn't charge for makeup applications, but they will guilt you into buying something! I had my makeup done as part of a birthday party and all I bought was the lip gloss.
     
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    That's good to know, Friar! I live near the Chestnut Hill Mall, so I would go to Macy's for Bobbi Brown. I think the closest Neiman's to me is Copley.
     
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    Re: Makeup for engagement shoot

    I second Bobbi Brown.  I went to a makeup artist but supplied my own makeup for my wedding and love how it came out.  Now if only I could do that to MYSELF every day...

    ETA: Before my wedding I went to the counter in Burlington to look for lipstick, and the girl there was very helpful and ended up doing my full makeup right then just so I could see what it would look like altogether!  Didn't charge me, I think I bought a lipstick and a couple of eyeshadows...
     
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    I truly can't recommend Bare Essentials enough.  I went to the store in Natick to try it out and then I did my own makeup for my engagement photos - to see how they'd come out, and to see if it was good enough to do my own makeup for my wedding.  I practiced and practiced and my makeup was PERFECT for both.  I needed lipgloss touchups and that was it!  Not orange, not ghosty...my skin was dewey and fresh and bright and looked so great in the photos.  I had to go heavier on the eyemakeup so it would show up in photos...but otherwise I just did everything I normally do, but a bit more exaggerated. 

    So that's my recommendation...Don't waste the money!  I did a makeup trial and cried it off as soon as I walked out the door.  I don't regret the thousands I spent on my wedding, but I do regret the $100 I spent on that stupid makeup trial!  YOU know your face BEST! 
     
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    Re: Makeup for engagement shoot

    Interesting... I have never had a makeup counter say I HAVE to buy something.  I did purchase maybe 4 items around the time of my wedding, but she never made me feel that I HAD to.  I just felt it was the right thing to do since she couldn't accept payment.

    I've also heard good things about Bobbi Brown.
     
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