Whether your doing your own makeup or someone else’s, makeup for photographs can/should be done a little differently than your everyday makeup. It might look really good in person but different on camera. Here are some things to consider when doing makeup for photographs.
1. Brows – Always fill in your brows for pictures no matter what, even if you don’t fill in your brows on a daily basis.Your eyes will be framed, and your face will look much more complete if your brows are looking polished.
2. Matte foundations, shadows and blushes – If your gonna use shimmer, you should only use it in certain areas such as; brow bone, tear duct, inner eyelid, and cupid’s bow. Matte makeup doesn’t reflect light, making it easy to apply and easy to photograph. All shimmer will reflect light and distort the colors.
3. Heavier makeup- Makeup will photograph about 2 shades lighter. Makeup doesn’t translate as vibrant in photographs. You should apply your blush, eyes and lip color a little heavier than you normally would.
4. Wear false lashes – False lashes makes all the difference! There are so many different looks you can pull off with lashes. You can choose really bold or really natural. If you want something more natural, buy the individual lashes and just put a few on the outer corners.
5. Lighting- When you put on your makeup, sit by a window or in a room with a lot of natural light. This will give you the best idea of what your makeup really looks like, and how it will look in the pictures.
6. Wear lip gloss-. When it comes to photos, lip gloss is a must. I consider my lips on the smaller side, so wearing lip gloss really helps them pop and look full and plump in pictures.
7. Mascara – Always wear black mascara, but don’t forget to apply the mascara on the top of your lashes as well as underneath. You never know what angle the photo is gonna be.
8. Powder – If you have any shine on your face whatsoever, it will reflect light and distort the color in your face. So always finish with an oil control or matte setting powder to set the look and keep it perfect.
Follow these simple tips and you’ll be camera ready:)