Video:5 Easy Makeup Tricks for Better Photoswith Aubrey Morgan
It can be difficult to look natural in a photo, whether due to lighting, the camera, or anything else. Here are a couple makeup tricks to help make you look more natural when you have your photo taken.See Transcript
Transcript:5 Easy Makeup Tricks for Better PhotosHi, I am Aubrey for About.com and today I am going to show you some makeup tips for better photos.
Use Concealer and Powder to Cover BlemishesApply an overall foundation to hide all your imperfections. Take concealer and apply to any redness, blemishes, or dark spots. Apply around the mouth, around the nose, and on your eyelids. If you want your face to look more symmetrical, apply concealer down your nose. When you take pictures the light or the flash really picks up on all your oily spots, which you do not want in photos. To avoid this, take a pressed powder and apply it all over, so your face isn't shiny. It is a good idea to take your powder with you when you take your pictures so you can touch up your shiny spots.
Another Makeup Trick is to Use Bronze Color to Add DimensionYou want to add a little extra dimension to your face. To do this, take a bronzing color and brush from the corner of the mouth to the top of the ear to shade in your cheek bones. If you have a big forehead you can add bronze to your hair line. You also want to apply it to your temples, the sides of your nose, and over your chin. Blend everything back to the hairline; this makes it look very natural. Apply a rosy blush to your cheeks to top it all off.
Makeup Tricks for Lips and EyesIn photos, sometimes it looks like your lips don't even exist. To fix this, you take a brown/neutral color and line your lips. Then take a peachy pink lipstick and apply it. Then take a pink/nude lip gloss and apply it. This gives the effect of full natural lips. Take an eye shadow color that matches your skin color, and apply it all over the lid. Take a brown color and apply it into your crease and outer corner of your eye. This helps contour your eye and gives a little more dimension and pop to your eyes. You do not have to use brown. You can also use grays, blues, or any color you like.
More Makeup Tricks for Your EyesTake eyeliner and line your lids. Take an eyeliner brush with a black eye shadow and go over your eyeliner. Smudge it out to make it look more natural. Do the same to your lower lashes, apply liner, and go over it with eye shadow. Take a shimmery light color and apply to your inner corners to bring more light into your eyes. Curl your lashes and apply mascara. You're finished! This look makes you appear really natural so you don't look overdone, or unlike yourself.
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