Use Different Makeup Tricks For Photos Than You Would In Real Life

Use Different Makeup Tricks For Photos Than You Would In Real Life

You want to look your best in photos, especially in ones that will be around for a while — like family portraits. The camera’s flash and lens affect how you look, which means your normal makeup routine isn’t exactly ideal.

Image from flossyflotsam.

Instead, you’ll want to adjust your normal makeup for something that works a bit better with the camera. MAC Cosmetics senior artist Regan Rabanal shares some tips over at BuzzFeed, including:

  • Reduce shine and create a matte base with full-coverage foundation and concealer. Dust translucent powder on your forehead, nose, and chin to combat shine.
  • Fill in your eyebrows with tiny strokes starting at from the tip of your eyebrow closest to your nose. This will help make your eyebrows look natural.
  • Make your eyes look larger and brighter by sticking to a trio of eye shadows: neutral on the lid, darker in the crease, and highlight on the browbone and inner eye.
  • Use a thin brush to line your upper lash line. Starting with a thin line gives you the chance to build out how thick (and dramatic) it is.
  • For an extra boost to your eyes, apply false eyelashes and mascara.
  • Highlighter, bronzer, and blush will help define your bone structure and make it stand out in your photos.
  • Use a lip brush to apply neutral lipstick for more control over coverage.

If you’re not a makeup expert, this checklist can help you look great for photos. Check out the link below for a full visual guide.

Here’s How to Do Your Makeup So It Looks Incredible in Pictures [Buzzfeed]

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

At Lifehacker, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.