Everyday makeup can sometimes be a hassle, so when it comes to figuring out what makeup you should wear for pictures and important family photos, you can get really stressed out. That is, until now. We’re here to give you some easy makeup tips so you can look perfect in your next photo, whether it’s professional or on just a day out with friends. Start with prepping your skin and then get down to business with your face, cheeks, lips, and eyes.
Here are a few makeup musts for gorgeous photos!
1. Lighten Up:
Avoid going too dark in your foundation shade. Have your shade professionally matched to your skin tone as close to the day as possible.
2. Matte is a must:
For cheeks, stay away from shimmery powder, no exceptions. For eyelids, keep the shimmer strictly on lids.
3. Primary Focus:
Primer is essential for keeping makeup intact. It’s like the base coat on a manicure. Oil free versions are best and also sensitive skin-friendly.
4. Say No…To SPF:
Primer and foundation should be SPF free. Formulas containing sunscreen cast a ghostlike glow with the camera flash.
5. Line Up:
When lining eyelids, start in the center and work your way to the outer edge. Lining the entire lid will cause the eyes to appear smaller. Use a slanted brush with a dark shadow to to line lower lids.
6. More is More:
A camera flash will wash out colors, no matter what. Don’t be scared off by a dramatic finished look. It won’t photograph that way.
7. Blend, Blend, Blend:
When it comes to concealer, cheek contouring and eye shadow, a quality set of brushes is the key. The camera flash will highlight unblended edges, creating a clown-like look and unblended concealer will highlight fine lines.
8. Mellow yellow:
To set makeup, choose a yellow powder than a translucent one. Much like SPF formulas, translucent powders cast a white glow when photographed.
9. Au Naturale:
Always have makeup applied in natural light. This will be the best indicator of how it will look when photographed.
10. Practice run:
Don’t let the day of the occasion be the first to try your products. Consultations and trial runs are essential to creating the perfect final look.