10 Make Up Tricks to Look Great in Pictures

19 Jan

Make Up Tricks to Look Great in PicturesHow to look great in pictures is a question many girls ask. We want to know how to look great in pictures so we won’t be embarrassed by the pictures we are tagged in on Facebook and other social networking sites. Also we want to have good pictures of ourselves looking, well!

Here are 10 make up tricks to look great in pictures

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 Make Up 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.

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.

4. Blend Well 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. Use Black Liner and Mascara 

Many experts that give advice on how to look great 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. Don’t Forget About 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 

If you’ve ever wondered how to look great in pictures, 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 Your Face 

Learn how to look great in pictures by contouring and highlighting your facial features. 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.

10. Whiten Eyes 

Don’t forget to use eye drops to get rid of any red lines in your eyes. Those pesky bloodshot 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.

You see, learning how to look great in pictures is easy with a couple of helpful make up tricks. We also suggest taking a few practice shots before heading out. That’s the best way to find when and under which angles you look greater.

Make sure your make up looks as good in picture as it does in person.

5 Responses to “10 Make Up Tricks to Look Great in Pictures”

  1. Shaquira January 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    Great tips!! love it!!

    • learres1985 January 23, 2013 at 7:08 am #

      Thanks! I am glad that you liked them )))

  2. qsera March 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    These tips are amazing!! Thanks a lot for sharing them! I will be looking forward to some more similar tips and tricks.


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