As a makeup artist specializing in bridal makeup for over 14 years, I have a handful of foundations that I’ve favorited. This is based on my experience, and by no means is this a end-all list. Every client is different, which is why skin prep is so very important before applying foundation. Without further ado, here we go:
My Top 3 Favorite Foundations for Wedding Days:
- Cover FX’s Power Play Liquid Foundation – this is my absolute favorite liquid foundation for clients. I’ve tried numerous liquid foundations and this takes the cake. Easy to apply, as it is a liquid, yet once absorbed by the skin, it dries to the perfect matte finish. This is a huge plus as most clients wear their makeup for 6+ hours on any given event; out of these, the brides wear their makeup for 12+ hours at times so having a matte finish, with long lasting coverage is a huge plus.
- RCMA’s Foundation Palette – for those needing extra coverage, this cream based palette also doubles up as concealer. Lightweight and versatile with the colors, so I am able to customize the perfect color on my clients without having to add another formula. This can be a tad bit waxy on the skin, so again skin prep goes a long way, and setting powder – after this is applied – is a must. I love that this palette contains salmon, orange and blue pigments for color correcting purposes.
- Temptu’s SB Airbrush – this is my top foundation for brides on their wedding day. Airbrush has evolved over the past decade or so, and now just about every client asks me about airbrush. In a nutshell, airbrush is a foundation that is sprayed out from a metal pencil-like tool that is attached to a compressor machine. Nowadays, we have compact machines as well as different forms of airbrush. But, my favorite one will always be the original silicone-based formula for brides, as once it dries, it has a beautiful canvas-like finish, and (most importantly), it does not budge. It has a lasting power of 12+ hours. No need for a touchup when you have airbush!
In summary, every artist has their favorite foundations and these are mine.
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