What's the best longlasting foundation for a humid Caribbean wedding?

kachesle

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I'm getting married in the Virgin Islands in June, and I'm not sure what type of foundation to use. Although I am having my makeup professionally done, since my test is the day before the wedding--the only time I could squeeze it in--I feel like I should come prepared with a backup plan in case I hate what they do. I would like to find my own concealer and foundation anyway, because we are doing four hours of pics outside before the ceremony, so I will definitely need to reapply!

I've been asking at makeup counters and such, but of course sales ladies only recommend their own brands. Of these, the DiorSkin forever seems promising--waterproof, no rubbing off (great so my fiance's linen suit doesn't get foundation on it), supposedly stays on no matter what. My only issue is I want my skin to look natural, not all made up--would this be too much?

If you have other recommendations, please let me know! I'm headed to Sephora in a couple days to try out more products.
 

keodi

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I'm getting married in the Virgin Islands in June, and I'm not sure what type of foundation to use. Although I am having my makeup professionally done, since my test is the day before the wedding--the only time I could squeeze it in--I feel like I should come prepared with a backup plan in case I hate what they do. I would like to find my own concealer and foundation anyway, because we are doing four hours of pics outside before the ceremony, so I will definitely need to reapply!

I've been asking at makeup counters and such, but of course sales ladies only recommend their own brands. Of these, the DiorSkin forever seems promising--waterproof, no rubbing off (great so my fiance's linen suit doesn't get foundation on it), supposedly stays on no matter what. My only issue is I want my skin to look natural, not all made up--would this be too much?

If you have other recommendations, please let me know! I'm headed to Sephora in a couple days to try out more products.
You're not going to believe what I'm about to say, but revlon colour stay in the oily/combination skin worked for me. Last December I attended a destination wedding in the carribean and that was the ONLY foundation that worked in that humid weather. I couldn't believe that a drugstore foundation worked over NARS sheer glow, and MUFE mat velvet, and MUFE face and body.
 

rainrowan

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I'd stick with a pancake makeup like Max Factor. You have to practice using it for a bit until you become comfortable with the wet-on-dry application. I've had good results with pan makeup. All liquid foundation just runs off of me and the cream compacts are too greasy for me.
 

NorthStar

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You're not going to believe what I'm about to say, but revlon colour stay in the oily/combination skin worked for me. Last December I attended a destination wedding in the carribean and that was the ONLY foundation that worked in that humid weather. I couldn't believe that a drugstore foundation worked over NARS sheer glow, and MUFE mat velvet, and MUFE face and body.
I second the Revlon Colorstay recommendation...:tup:
 

Loquita

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Tonight I tested out (and then bought) Bobbi Brown's new foundation designed for long-lasting, semi-matte, very natural coverage. It has SPF 15, is oil-free, and the description says that it is ideal for humid climates. I never liked any long-wearing or waterproof makeup until I started using Bobbi Brown long-wearing gel eyeliner, so I decided to give this one a try. It absolutely disappears into your skin and has a fantastic texture.

I would definitely recommend checking that one out - it is so new that Bobbi Brown doesn't have it on her website yet, but Nordstrom's does. The online reviews in a variety of places have been excellent:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/3079296...Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6017608&P=1

And if you want an excellent eyeliner that comes in a great range of colors and stays put through anything, try her gel eyeliner. The same goes for the cream eyeshadows - I have oily lids and wear them without any eyeshadow primer for 8-12 hours all of the time with no creasing or color changes at all.

Sorry to sound like a Bobbi Brown commercial but for long-wearing, natural makeup, she's unbeatable, IMO. ;)