How To Do Your Make-Up To Look Your Best In Photos

The holidays are almost here, which means it’s time to catch up with family and friends. During these reunions, the phones will inevitably come out to snap some photos to post on social media. Because if you don’t document it, it didn’t happen!

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Have you ever done your make-up only to see it on Instagram looking like a hot mess later? This is because what looks good in real life on our three-dimensional faces doesn’t always translate onto a 2D image. Your product can appear harsh and your face flat, with obvious shiny or powdery residue. There are, however, ways to do your face beat so that you look good in person and on screen. Here’s how to apply yours so that no filter is necessary!

Prepare your skin

If your skin is dry, rough, bumpy or flakey, this can be picked up in your holiday snaps. This is why it’s crucial to prep your skin properly before you even get out your make-up bag. Do your skincare routine and finish off with a nourishing moisturiser and SPF. Then, apply a primer to even out texture for a smooth canvas.

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base
Catrice The Mattifier Oil-Control Primer
Catrice The Mattifier Oil-Control Primer

Consider your formulas

As mentioned, the way the light interacts with our make-up can affect how it translates in photographs. Similarly, going really heavy on your coverage can make it appear cakey. Powder formulas can also make your complexion appear flat. Avoid this by looking for foundations, bronzers and blushers with formulas that deliver a natural finish and don’t layer them too much.

Revlon PhotoReady Candid Foundation
Revlon PhotoReady Candid Foundation
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Cream Blush
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Cream Blush

Be strategic with powder

A common problem many of us experience is a shiny forehead by midday (or mid-event). This can be really obvious in flash photography when the light hits the grease! Apply a translucent powder to your T-Zone to keep the area matte. But don’t apply it all over your face or you might experience flashback from the silica content.

MAC Studio Fix Set + Blur Loose Powder
MAC Studio Fix Set + Blur Loose Powder
Dior Diorskin Forever Cushion Loose Powder
Dior Diorskin Forever Cushion Loose Powder

Accentuate your eyes

To look like the best version of yourself, make-up artists recommend accentuating and enhancing your natural features rather than covering them in colour. For your eyelids, apply a sweep of a neutral eyeshadow that enhances the colour of your eyes and makes them pop. If you tend to get emotional, make sure that you reach for a waterproof mascara.

Maybelline Tattoo Brow 36H Pencil
Maybelline Tattoo Brow 36H Pencil
Tom Ford Emotionproof Mascara
Tom Ford Emotionproof Mascara

Enhance your lips

No one wants their lips to look small, shrivelled and dry. Everyone wants to have an amplified pout that looks juicy and plump. Instead of wearing a bold lipstick that could end up on your teeth, use a product that enhances your natural lip colour with a sheer wash of colour, hydrating ingredients and a glossy finish.

Clarins Natural Lip Perfector
Clarins Natural Lip Perfector
Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Delight Lip Oil
Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Delight Lip Oil

What is your go-to make-up look when you know you are going to be photographed? Let us know in the comments below.

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