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What Type of Makeup You Should Be Wearing for Photos

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Looking great in photos can be quite an art. As many of us have realized, it takes a bit of trial and error to learn what type of make to wear and not to wear when taking photos. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re applying makeup for a night full of photo taking.
The most important thing, in my opinion, is to be aware of the type of foundation you’re wearing. Most foundations, in general, tend to reflect the light and make your skin appear brighter in flash photography. This is even more extreme in the case of SPF foundations. As a general rule, try to avoid wearing SPF foundation when you will be taking photos. It tends to pick up flash in the most unflattering manner, and make your face infinitely brighter than the rest of your body and neck.

In addition, if you are taking photos (particularly during the nighttime when there is flash), always blend in your foundation well into the jawline and on the neck. Since foundation tends to pick up light differently than regular skin, you will see a strong demarcating line on the jaw if you do not blend past that area. So be sure to blend, blend, and blend!

On a general whole, eye makeup tends to appear slightly more washed out in flash photography. Don’t be afraid to add an extra coat of mascara or further define your eyes with liner.

Dust a light translucent powder over the t-zone area to prevent high-shine areas in your photographs. For me, this tends to be the nose, area on the forehead right above my nose, the inner parts of the cheeks (right next to the nose), and the chin. A light sweep of translucent powder helps prevent your face from looking greasy in your photographs!

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Awesome tips! This is why I love my
matte foundation!
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Sounds like a little extra makeup goes a long way in photos. We're getting our family photos taken next week, so I'm going to try some of these tips! Thanks :) This comment has been removed.
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