Whether you like it or not, we now live in a highly photographed world. We won’t always know as to when we’ll be ambushed with a camera or what the lighting will like, but we can definitely make sure that our makeup stays photo-ready at all times. Here, we listed down tips on how you could possibly avoid looking tired, greasy or washed out.
1. Clear Your Eyes
One of the best ways to ensure that you always look photo-ready is to brighten up your eyes. The clearer your eyes are, the brighter the rest of your face will appear both on and off camera. To achieve this, simply squeeze some cooling eye drops into your peepers before you start putting on some makeup.
2. Prepare Your Skin
A soft and well-hydrated skin often results in a seamless foundation application – meaning no creasing or uneven streaks will appear as your makeup wears. All you’ve got to do to get such complexion is to wear a face mask 10 to 15 minutes as you get ready. Another option is to apply a generous amount of moisturizer and let it sink in for several minutes before wiping off any excess product.
3. Ensure You Use the Right Foundation Shade
If you use a foundation that’s too light, you’ll end up looking washed out; if it’s too dark, you’ll appear a bit muddy even with the flash. For the formula, you’d want to use something with light to medium coverage. If you are prone to oiliness, simply brush a translucent powder on your T-zone area before heading out.
4. Lessen Up on the Concealer
Regardless of how many layers of concealers you apply, it won’t be enough to hide your zit from the camera. In fact, it might end up bringing more attention to the problem area. Instead, use your ring finger to smooth out a thin layer of concealer over the spot and just stop fussing over it once you’re done.
5. Highlight Strategically
The secret to achieving that photogenic skin? Lighting. So fake the effects of a flattering light by dabbing your highlighter at the inner corner of your eyes, along the top of your cheekbones, and on the bridge of your nose. Just be light-handed with your application, since too much shimmer could make you look greasy in photos.
6. Sport Bright Red Lips
Although dark lips seem to be trendy right now, they tend to make the lips appear thinner. To make your pout look better in photos, use lippies in bright red shades instead. If you want, you can also add a touch of gloss to your bottom lip to give it some plumping effect.
In this age where photos are captured almost every minute, it’s crucial for you to ensure that you always look your best. One way of doing it is to put the aforementioned tips to work so you’ll appear photo-ready any time of the day.