Makeup To Suit The Camera Light
Hey girls, with the festivals and the next wedding season approaching soon, are you feeling anxious about being photographed? Are you confused which products to pick up so that you look your best in pictures? We all know that the camera lenses tend to be a bit harsh on us, accentuating every minor flaw in pictures. And bad make-up, like in the pic below, can completely ruin the occasion for you.
Here’s a breakdown on what to do and what not to do if you have to get photographed:
- Begin with clean, moisturised skin: Dry patches on the face and wrinkles tend to get accentuated in pictures. Properly cleanse the skin and apply a moisturiser meant for your skin type.
- Apply a primer: To even out skin texture and fill up fine lines, applying a primer is a must. It acts as a canvas for the products to follow. Apply the primer, and let it get absorbed into the skin for 2-3 minutes before the next step.
- Apply color correctors and concealer: using a green colour corrector for acne and an orange color corrector for under eye dark-circles will help you achieve that perfect look. Apply a concealer matching your skin tone after all flaws have been corrected.
- Apply foundation: It is essential to use a full coverage foundation to cover all flaws on the skin. Make sure that the foundation is properly blended, especially along the jawline and hairline.
- Use a matte bronzer, and not a shimmery one. Shimmery bronzers don’t look good in pictures.
- For photography, you would need to use more blusher than you normally apply
- Set the whole look using loose powder or compact. Apply the powder using a sponge applicator or puff.
- Apply a light coat of highlighter onto the bridge of the nose, on the Cupid’s bow above the lips and on the high point of the cheeks.
- Stay away from frosted lip colors, as they do not show up in photographs.
- Line the lips in a shade matching your lip-color or the lipstick, and not with a dark/black lip-liner. You only want to add definition to your lips.
- Apply a hint of shimmery white/ nude eyeshadow or pigment on the inner corners of the eyes. This will help you look awake.
Tips: For photography-ready make-up, avoid using products with SPF content, as they leave a white cast on the skin under flash light.