Saturday, July 21, 2012

How To Look Good In Pictures!



10 MAKE UP TIPS TO LOOK GOOD IN PICTURES …


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, resemble "ghosts" (girls, you know what I'm talkin' bout), or have our photo albums filled with "Fashion DONT'S". Lawd Have Mercy! If I'm whack...I delete those suckers STAT!!! LOL! We also want to have cute pictures of ourselves looking, well, cute! Ha Ha. Here are 10 tips on how to look good in pictures using make up & your God-given beauty.


1. USE MATTES

Mattes are flat colors. They don’t have any sparkle or shimmer. When you are 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.

 2. apply 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 we were hot before we left the house, but in reality…we were a hot mess


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. Neither of which are hot. I just bought BEN NYE "Banana" Powder & I adore it! You can get it here. When you see color options, just select "Banana". It's cheap too! Only $7.00! Haaaayyy!!!

4. BLEND IN UNDER EYE CONCEALER

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 to look good 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.

6. BLUSH

Skipping blush will wash your face out, especially under a heavy flash. Blush adds definition to your face. Without it you end up looking like a blob with eyes. Don’t over apply blush either. Start light and add more if needed.

7. DON’T SKIP LIPSTICK

Don’t forget 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.

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 not create shadows across your face or under your chin.

9. CONTOUR WITH HIGHLIGHT

You can use bronzer a shade or two darker than your natural color to brush on under your cheek bones, 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, center of your forehead, and the bridge of your nose. If you have no idea what I'm talking about...YouTube has a million & one "Contouring Videos". Check them out! It's a lot easier to understand...step by step.

10. WHITEN EYES

Don’t forget to use eye drops to get rid of any red lines in your eyes. Those pesky blood shot 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.
 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. Also...no relation to make up at all, but SO SO important...wear something that you feel the most confident in! Confidence is THE #1 key to looking & feeling your best! if you're not feeling it...no one else will be either! Oh, and don't forget the most important accessory of all...your smile!
Get it, Girls! 
Do you have any other suggestions? I'd love to know your tips as well! 

Have a beautiful Saturday!
Looking forward to seeing all of your "picture perfect" faces here tomorrow for my "Sunday Sweethearts" link-up!
If you missed that post...here you go!
XO



Remember..."Pretty Is As Pretty Does!"

2 comments:

Jesslyn Sastradinata said...

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Veronika said...

Awww…yeay! My VERY FIRST award! I'm SO excited! =) Thanks so much, Honey! I'll get on it…ASAP! XO