There are many things you can do to look better when you taking a photo. First of all, it is always good to be well rested; you need to take care of your skin. And naturally, behind pretty, sophisticated and healthy looks, there is always healthy lifestyle: eating healthy, drinking plenty of water and being physically active. Your complexion is greatly improved when you eat lots of brightly colored fruits and vegetables, like pomegranate, various berries, peppers, carrots and leafy green vegetables.
So you’ve done all of the things mentioned above and you have an appointment with a photographer, or you are doing things DIY; never the less, you want to look your best since a photography will permanently be the witness of your appearance.
It is important to start with a clean and fresh face; you can exfoliate your face and then apply moisturizer. When taking photos you shouldn’t wear creams with mineral SPF, because it will give your face white sheen that is not flash friendly. You can use a moisturizer that works best for your skin type because makeup will be better applied, if your face is well moisturized.
In recent years, many professional photographers use oil serums often containing oils like argan, almond or jojoba oil. Usually, this is followed by gentle massage; gentle pressure and circular motions around eyes and nose will reduce eye puffiness and give your face more natural appearance.
Your skin should be flawless and this can be provided by using a fuller coverage foundation. First, dab a bit of concealer with a small brush on blemishes, dark eye circles, and around nose. Wait for a minute, then use a clean finger to blend it in. Your foundation needs to be applied with a damp sponge and you should pay attention to your jawline since it needs to be blended with the rest of your face. If you have facial wrinkles this step will also diminish their appearance. Another spectacular way to achieve flawless, insta-ready, smooth look for your pics is to use airbrush makeup. Makeup airbrushing is by far the easiest way to get that professional model-like look.
3) Blush and face contouring
When using blush and bronzer, it is best to practice beforehand so you can see what works best for your face shape. You need to smile broadly and then apply blush from the apex of your cheekbones down and up again in light brushing strokes, with a slight curve and up to your ears.
Then suck in your cheeks and put a small amount of bronzer somewhere in the sunken area of your chicks, but not too much. If you put a little bronzer on temples and a bit on your chin, your face will look a bit thinner. Finally, blend everything with bigger face brush in light circular brushing sweeps.
4) Translucent powder and highlighting
Now you need to put some pressed translucent powder on your face and this step will help you in achieving a matte skin. Shiny, too greasy skin doesn’t look good in photos and it can make your skin look really oily. But if your skin is dry, or you have some facial wrinkles you may want to go easy on this step.
Actually, if your skin is lined, the best option is to use a tinted moisturizer with luminescent partials or lightweight foundation; pressed powder settles in facial wrinkles and makes you look much older.
5) Lips and eyes makeup
You can choose which one to accentuate; if it is your eyes then an eyelash curler, shimmering shadow, eyeliner and mascara can turn back the clock. Neutral rose color applied to the lips flatters all skin tones and brightens them up.
In this time and age, when so many things are being recorded, makeup techniques are constantly advancing and being renewed, and we can all benefit from it. Makeup can balance skin tones, correct most skin imperfections and even change the way we perceive someone’s face.
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Adonia Dennis (@adoniadennis) is a Health, Beauty and Skin Care advisor. She loves to read about general health and wellness information. She utilizes her experience in writing about beauty tips and health related problems. She works as a content coordinator for many Online health portals. She is very passionate to write anything related to human body and loves to dispense unbiased advice through writing. To know more about Adonia, follow her on LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest.