Are you going to prom soon? A dance party? Or just having a girls night out? I have tips for you on how to look amazing while you are on camera. Guaranteed! So if you know that you are going to be taking a lot of pictures, please do follow these tips! :)
1. Use HD Foundation or NO SPF Foundation
Wondering how sometimes you can look washed out a.k.a super white on the pictures? That is maybe because your foundation has SPF in it. SPF reflects the flashlights from the camera, that's why you look 'white' on the picture. Use a medium to full coverage foundation, and make sure it matches your skin tone well! Blend your foundation into your neck and chest (if they are visible) as well. You want to look "one color" on the picture, right? :) Also, make sure your foundation is long wearing, and it is up to you if you want a matte or glow finish. If you have oily skin, I'd go with a matte foundation (my favorite is Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet and NARS Sheer Matte Foundation). If you have a dry skin or combination skin, I'd go with a dewy foundation, like NARS Sheer Glow foundation. My favorite high-end foundation is Make Up For Ever HD Foundation - it is a medium coverage foundation that gives you an HD finish, and my favorite drugstore foundation is Revlon Colorstay because it is full coverage and long wearing. Fairydrops BB Cream is also made special for looking good in the camera (click here for its review).
2. Blush, Contouring and Highlighting
|Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, MAC Blush in Pink Swoon and theBalm Mary-Loumanizer Highlighter (click here for review)|
Contouring is also important if you want to look perfect on the picture. It will make your face look slimmer and give it more dimension. I have a post on how to contour, so please check it out if you don't know how to do it yet. Just want to remind you, please use a matte bronzer! Click here to see my Top 5 Bronzers.
Besides contouring, you also want to highlight your certain features like under your eyes, above your cheekbones, eye's inner tear duct, bridge of the nose, cupid's bow, and chin. Why? When the flashlight hits this areas, it will diffuse the light and give you a natural glow on your face, so that you won't look flat because you just create dimension from contouring and highlighting.
3. False Eyelashes
|Revlon Beyond Natural False Lashes, Ardell Duralash Individual Lashes, Modlash no. 53|
4. Lip Stains and Pink Lipstick
|Benefit Posietint, Benefit Cha Cha Tint, Maybelline Color Sensational in Pink Please|
For lipstick, I'd go with a neutral pink lipstick because it goes with almost every outfit. But again, it is up to you what lipstick you want to wear, just make sure you put it in your purse, so that you can touch it up! :)
5. Make-up Setting Spray and Blotting Paper
|Palladio Rice Paper Blotting Tissues, Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray|
After you're done with all of your make up, set it up with a setting spray for a long lasting hold. This will give you a natural finish, so that you won't look cakey, and will hold your makeup for hours without moving anywhere! Lastly, bring blotting papers, especially if you have oily skin. Blot the oil on your face with it, and if you need to touch up, bring pressed powder as well. So, if your skin is oily, never ever touch up with a pressed powder directly without soaking the oil first. Your makeup will look cakey. So, blot the oil on your face first every time you feel your face is oily because you'll never know when your friends want to take pictures with you!
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