How to do your make up for photos

When preparing to have your photo taken wear your makeup heavier than if you were going out on a date. Camera’s don’t pick up details the way the naked eye does. For instance have you ever been to a wedding and the brides dress was so gorgeous with a ton of intricate detail, but when you see photo’s later the dress looks fairly plain? Same concept to really get the detail from your makeup you may need to apply it thicker than normal or darker than usual. Now don’t mistake this for meaning clown makeup instead think Kim Kardashian. She always has liner, mascara, blush, bronzer and lipstick. If you don’t usually wear makeup or a lot of makeup make sure not to forget the blush; this is so important to help bring out your features. Check out this blog about blush and contouring. Also if you usually wear a brown liner go for black.  Get a photo friendly foundation like Revlon PhotoReady line. If you have fine lines stay away from powders, they can accentuate these imperfections. For more great tips Visit for more great tips and read my favorite tips from this site below:


How to look good in pictures is a question many girls ask. We want to know how to look good in pictures so we won’t be embarrassed by the pictures we are tagged in on Facebook and other social networking sites. We also want to have cute pictures of ourselves looking, well, cute! Here are 10 tips on how to look good in pictures using make up!  These are tips that can be for a professional photographer’s shot or even just for your camera phone!


1. Use Mattes


Mattes are flat colors. They don’t have any sparkle or shimmer. When you’re going to be photographed you want to avoid anything that is going to reflect light on your face. The camera flash and the added shimmer will leave you looking like an oil spill and not your beautiful self.  This is one tip on how to look good in pictures that I use all of the time!


2. Apply makeup in Natural light


For best results apply your make up in natural light. Indoor lighting can alter the appearance of your make up. Some lights may wash you, out causing you to apply make up too heavily. We’ve all seen pictures of ourselves where we thought our make up was good before we left the house, but in pictures we are left to wonder what went wrong and how to look better in future pictures.


3. use yellow tinted powder


Yellow tinted powder is better than shimmery or translucent powders for pictures. The other powders will reflect the light, leaving you with a shine. They may also leave you looking washed out in pictures. I’m sure neither of these looks are what you have in mind when trying to figure out how to look good in photos


4. Blend in under eye concealer

Under Eye

Most of us try to cover up dark circles under our eyes with a little concealer. For everyday use this is fine, but occasionally in pictures under eye concealer comes off a little harsh. Blend out the concealer extremely well. If your concealer isn’t well blended it may reveal fine lines and awkward coloring around the eye


5. Black liner and black mascara


Many experts that give advice on how you can look beautiful and fantastic in pictures suggest using black liner and black mascara. If you normally use browns, opt for black. The darker hue will give you better contrast. The contrast will make your eyes pop more.  We all want that, right?


6. Blush


Skipping blush will wash your face out, especially under a heavy flash. Blush adds definition to your face. Without the blush, you won’t have nearly the amount of definition that you would have if you add a bit of blush.  Remember though, don’t over apply blush either. Start light and add more if needed.


7. Don’t skip lipstick


Another tip that we have on looking good in pictures is not forgetting your lipstick. Skipping lipstick will cause your mouth to blend in with the rest of your face. You need to contrast your features for best results.  Put on a bold lip or even something nude — it all depends on what look you are going for!


8. Avoid shadows

Try not to create any shadows on your face with make up. Don’t apply dark shadows below the eyes. Also learn how to position your face towards the camera to avoid creating shadows across your face or under your chin.  Remember, find your light and go with it — the makeup will shine on its own once you find your light.


9. Contour with Highlight


You can use bronzer a shade or two darker than your natural color to brush on under your cheekbones, under your chin, along either side of your nose, and the outer corners of your forehead. Apply a lighter color on the areas that light hits. Apply it to the tops of your checks, the center of your forehead, and the bridge of your nose


10. whiten eyes



Don’t forget to use eye drops to get rid of any red lines in your eyes. Those pesky bloodshot eyes can really mess up a good picture. You can also help your eyes look bigger and clearer by using a little white shadow on the inside corners of both eyes.  This will make you look bright, awake, and alert in your picture!

You see, learning how to look good in pictures is easy with a couple of helpful make up tips. I also suggest taking a few practice shots before heading out. That’s the best way to learn how to look good in pictures on your own; you can also figure out your best angles. Make sure your make up looks as good in picture as it does in person. Do you have any other suggestions about how to look good in pictures?



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