Event and wedding season is in the air!
Here are some makeup tips to look your best in special photos that will last a lifetime!
1: No Zinc-
Ever wonder why your face appears bright white in photos?! Zinc. The sun protection ingredient zinc is a Physical block, meaning it is a shield over the surface of the skin, and blocks light. The particles cause light to bounce back, so when your camera flash goes off…it reflects off the SPF and you will appear ghostly! So be sure to check your makeup as well and don’t wear makeup with SPF to your night-time events!
2: No chisel contouring-
This isn’t the 80′s! No more contouring! By contouring the cheeks, you apply a dark bronze color in the hollows of the cheeks to make cheek bones seem more pronounced. Don’t do it! It was the look of the past and has the visual in photos of an aged appearance. As we age the space between our jawline and apples of the cheeks loose volume…why would we want to deepen the effect? In a photo, shadows are already casted on the face, and by adding a darker color and chiseling the cheeks…it will cause an increased sunken-in appearance. Which brings me to my next tip, highlighting!
Highlighting is a wonderful way to bring attention to the areas you want noticed! Use an iridescent or small particled shimmer powder, stick or gel to Highlight the top of the cheeks. Apply a small amount from the apples of the cheeks to the temple area. In photos this will create the illusion of a pronounced and structured face. Another area that is flattering to highlight is the inner corners of the eyes and the bone right below the eyebrow(brow bone), this opens the eye area. To create the look of a slimmer nose, apply one thin line of highlight down the center of the nose, from bridge to tip. Having a glow and radiance in the skin means it hydrated and youthful, why not make that stand out a bit more!
4: Plump lips-
Create the appearance of a more pronounced plumper pout with concealer…yes concealer! Apply a cover-up all over the lips to even out the tone and prep for lipstick. By putting concealer on the lips before applying lipstick, it’s like creating a blank canvas for your art! It also makes the lipstick color pop and last a lot longer. To create more of a pout…choose a concealer a shade lighter than your skin tone and apply a thin line surrounding the lips, just outside of the lip line. Blend with fingers. This highlights the rim of the lips to make them more defined in photos.
If you want to create the look of a more open eye, use white eyeliner on the waterline. The water line is the inner rim of the bottom lid. By adding white eyeliner it makes it look like the white of your eye extends down a bigger space then they really do, making the eyes seem more open. Applying black liner makes the eye look thinner and more almond-shaped, which creates more of a sultry exotic look.
The makeup tricks-of-the-trade are endless!
For some celebrities it takes an entire makeup crew to achieve the appearance they are going for! Now you have a whole crew in the palms of your hands, to create just the illusion you are going for to make your desired features stand out in photos!