Ladies, the way you apply your make up on the day of your session can make or break your photographs. If you follow these simple steps for the picture perfect look, you’ll surely shine on the day of your shoot!
Make-up Musts for Gorgeous Photos
1. Lighten Up
Try to avoid going too dark on your foundation shade.
Have your shade matched to your skin tone as close to the day of your shoot as possible.
2. Matte is a Must
For your cheeks, stay away from shimmery powders, no exceptions.
For your eyes, keep the shimmer strictly on eyelids.
3. Primary Focus
Primer is essential for keeping makeup intact. Oil-free versions are best and also sensitive skin friendly.
4. Say No to SPF
Both primer and foundation should be SPF free. Formulas containing sunscreen cast a ghost-like 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 (but not black) shadow to line the 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.
Typically camera flash takes away 10% of the makeup.
7. Blend, Blend, Blend
When it comes to concealer, cheek contouring and eye shadow, a quality set of brushes is 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 make-up choose a yellow powder rather than a translucent one. Much like SPF formulas, translucent powders cast a white glow when photographed.
9. Au Naturale
Always have make-up applied in natural light. This will be the best indicator of how it will look when photographed.
10. Practice Run
Don’t wait until the day of your session to test your make-up. Practice and trial runs are essential to creating the perfect final look.
There you have it, ten great tips to get you photo shoot ready and looking your very best!
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