10 Effective Makeup Tips To Look Good In Photographs August 12, 2015

When you see photographs of yourself, do you wonder, “Is that really me, do I look like that?” I am sure, most of us do and I am not the only person who feels so, isn’t it? Do you notice flaws, blemishes and shine, white cast or shadow, which makes you look awful? Then, you really need to be aware of few makeup tips and tricks to tweak up the best in you.

Top 10 Makeup Tips To Look Good In Photographs:

Check for these tips before you attend a wedding, party or an event where you are going to get photographed.

1. Start Your Makeup With A Primer:

Always start your makeup with a good primer. The purpose of a primer is similar to a wall paint primer. It conceals natural imperfections and prepares the skin for makeup. It acts as a barrier between your skin and makeup, controlling oil, and shine, giving the appearance of a healthy skin. The camera is unrelenting, highlighting every single blemish, unevenness and pores. A primer will help in controlling and diminishing your pore sizes, giving you a flawless radiant skin!

2. Mind Your Neck:

We all love to have a flawless, radiant and gorgeous face, don’t we? But, we often neglect applying makeup on our neck area. This results in two different skin tone variations, which is visible in all photographs. So, do not stop your foundation at your jaw line. Take it further down to your neck area and blend it well. So, next time you doll up, make sure to apply the foundation on your face as well as neck, even if the contrast isn’t noticeable in your mirror, your camera will definitely catch it!

3. Avoid Raccoon Eyes:

It is always smart to take care of your skin from within rather than to completely rely on makeup. Be sure to drink sufficient glasses of water, pamper your skin with natural face masks and sleep for 7 to 8 hours. This step will give you healthy and fresh skin, and your makeup will glide and adhere better. Then, apply your favorite foundation and concealer, which matches your skin tone perfectly. Conceal your dark circles with an orange corrector followed by a full coverage concealer to avoid any raccoon-like effect on your eyes.

4. Frame Your Face:

Photographs add extra kilos to your face. No wonder you look plump and flat in all those wedding pictures! The most important makeup trick is to dust a warm bronzer to the hollows of your cheek bone to bring definition and depth to your face. This step will bring out your facial features and also help you cheat by looking extremely slim and chiseled. If you try this makeup trick you, will definitely thank us.

5. Powder:

If you have an oily T-zone, then shine and oiliness will reflect badly in your photographs, which will make you look like a disco ball. It will make your skin appear very oily and unflattering. So, apply a good oil-free powder and set your makeup if you want to avoid looking greasy. It is also a wise choice to carry blotting or oil absorbing sheets to remove oiliness and shine from your skin without disturbing your makeup for the day.

6. Reinforce Your Brows:

Eyebrows bring out definition and structure to your face in photographs. So, subtly sketch and fill them with a brow powder or a dark matte pencil to add dimension. If you have thin eyebrows, then do not avoid this step or you’ll have a case of vanishing eyebrows—in the photographs!

7. Upgrade To Liquid Liner:

Liquid eye liner will define your eyes and make them appear brighter in photographs. If you are not a fan of liquid eye products, then trace and fill your eyes with a gel or pencil and later run a liquid eye liner over it to make them appear strongly defined and pop out in photographs.

8. Brighten Your Blush:

Soft rosy cheeks can make one look healthy. So, don’t be scared or shy to try a bright pink or peach blush. The only rule in making this trick go right is to blend them softly with your fingers or a brush and get a seamless finish to avoid any streaky lines running over your cheeks in photographs. Powder blushes will work better than cream blushes. Choose a powder blush in a soft satin texture and avoid too much of sparkles. The satin finish in the blush will make you appear radiant and glowing when the flash hits your skin.

9. Apply Lip Liner:

Even if you hate applying a lip liner, try using it on the upper and outer corners of your lips. This makeup trick will add a lot of definition to your lips without looking harsh or severe.

10. Relax And Feel Pretty:

Nothing can brighten your face more than your smile. It is definitely better than makeup such as a lipstick or lip gloss. Be confident and smile, no one can stop you from looking pretty!

Hope you liked this article and found it useful. What’s your favorite makeup trick, which makes you look pretty in photos? Please share in the comments section and let us know.

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  • Anu

    Love the makeup tips for photos, thanks a lot of sharing…