Hey gang,Many of you know that fellow blogger, Ren and I do freelance makeup. I love seeing her work and often compare notes. One of the biggest points of interest for me right now is how makeup translates in professional photography. We decided to collab on what we learned and what our favorite tips are for makeup in pictures, professional photography or to enhance personal picture taking!
Here are my top 5:
-Contouring the face. Great to find your favorite foundation with blanket even skin, but the face needs to have dimension, contouring!
-Use shadows with different finishes. Different finishes give the eye makeup some dimension as the light plays on the different textures. Mattes absorb the light and shimmery shadows bounce the light off of them.
-Use black mascara for full, lush lashes. Dark brown is nice, but black is where it's at!
-Liquid foundation or other foundation and powder will mimic flawless skin in a photo. A lot of powders alone are very sheer. Great for every day wear, but flashes and cameras dissect the skin and can find those dark spots that you think a powder may be covering.
-SMILE! Smiling makes for a pleasant photo! Other expressions are artistic and cool, but overall it makes us feel good to see a smiling image. Shush now! I'll practice what I preach, lol!
Now, go over to Ren's blog and see what her top 5 tips are!
Don't take our word for it, check out these celebs! All praises to their glam squads (makeup artists!).. oh yeh and Photoshop.