As lovely as you may look in person, successfully translating your in-the-flesh beauty on camera is something that takes time and practice to perfect. I hated having my pictures taken before I came into this industry because in most of my candid shots, I was either snapped with eyes half closed, oily makeup, flyaways or Oh Dear Lord, runny mascara Yes, believe it!
That’s when I came to realize the power of excellent makeup. Sure, good posture, confidence, comfortable and natural expressions are all very much needed to ensure every picture of yours that gets clicked are worthy to be flaunted in your portfolio. These are tricks are of the trade that we all are well accustomed with. But trust me, good makeup does all the difference in making sure your pictures transcend smoothly from average to effortlessly stunning.
Here are a few of my favorite makeup tips for instant glamorous pictures.
1) This is the most crucial of all – make sure your makeup matches your skin tone correctly and blend your foundation down your neck and near the ear lobes for the most natural look .
If your foundation is too pale for your skin, it’ll make be obvious when flash hits your skin and give you a cakey look.
2) The eyes are the focal point of any picture. Curls those lashes and apply a generous coat of mascara. It’ll open up your eyes and the more open they are, the more light hits them and that’s what makes your pretty eyes sparkle.
3) Fill in your brows with a darker shade of brow pencil since features tend to look washed out while being photographed.
4) A photo can highlight flyaways so do ensure to invest in a good quality smoothing serum or dry oil to seal in moisture and avoid frizzy hair.
5) For brighter and awake eyes, a couple drops of Visine is a must.
6) Don’t forget to apply blush on the apple of you cheeks, because it helps give your face dimension and provides a soft natural glow and shapes the face.
7) Wear bright lipstick instead of darker hues as they tend to make you look aging and that’s unflattering.
8) Apply a bit of shimmering powder on your collarbones and shoulders to play up your assets.
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