3/7/13

Basic Makeup Tips for Looking FAB in Photos

One of the most asked questions that comes my way involves makeup and photography. Specifically how to look amazing in photos. Because makeup plays such a huge role in photography, its important to know a few basic tips when it comes to choosing the right products when you know cameras are going to be pointed your way.
Here are my best basic tips:
  • Use a primer made specifically for "blurring" pores and mattifying skin on areas of enlarged pores or where shine breaks through.  
  • Choose a foundation with a more matte or natural finish that is long-wearing
  • Avoid loose powder to set your foundation. Choose a pressed powder that has a more natural finish and apply it sparingly.
  • Choose a blush without heavy frost or shimmer
  • Choose eye shadows without a lot of frost. Using all frosted eye shadows can sometimes cause them to photograph similar and wash out the color. Choose highly pigmented shades in matte formulas or ones with a light sparkle or shimmer instead.
  • Don't skimp on liner or volumizing mascara! Making your lashes stand out is key in flattering your eyes in photography. Liner on your upper lashlines and volumizing mascara does the trick. You can also opt for false lashes if yours are very short or for an extra dramatic effect.
  • Light contouring and highlighting can make a huge difference (see video for specific techniques)
  • Choose a lip color darker than your natural lip shade with a bit of shine or shimmer
For more tips and info on specific products I always reach for when I'm being photographed, check out my video below all about makeup for photos!


29 comments:

  1. What great tips!! thanks Tiffany:)

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  2. Some great tips! Thanks for sharing.

    Sita xx
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  3. Yaay love it!
    I really needed them :D Thanks for sharing!
    Great post!

    XO
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  4. Great tips, but what about spf in moisturizer or foundation? I have heared that spf washes your face out too... Hope that you can solve my dilemma... Thx! Wish you all the best! X

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  5. Wow!!! Great tips indeed! Thanks for sharing these tips to us. I will def follow these tips. I am still practicing on how to put on makeup beautifully and these tips will surely be a good help.

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  6. I love watching your beauty videos, thanks for the tips!


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  7. Great tips. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

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  8. Awesome Vid!!! I just voted for you on RyanSecrest.com :)

    Xo Aly
    beautyboxxbyaly.blogspot.com

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  9. this is so helpful thanks! I always spend ages doing makeup then try to take pictures for my blog and they never turn out well, this will really help! xxx

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  10. I think these are great tips for looking good in photos. Very helpful for prom and wedding seasons coming up! And my I ♥ Makeup giveaway is still open for entries! :)

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  11. Love the tips!!
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  12. These are great tips! I am going to try them out this weekend


    www.laurenzie.com

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  13. personally i love and recommend loose powder for oily or combo skin, if blotted on with a puff and then blended out with a brush, your makeup will last all day and look super flawless!

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  14. Great tips. Love the L'oreal Magic Base. It is AMAZE. Thanks for sharing..

    xo- Jamie

    http://makeuplifelove.blogspot.com

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  15. As a photographer, I'd like to add that avoiding shimmery or frosted highlighting around the brow area is a good thing. It often has a headlight effect in photos that is really hard to tone down.

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  16. The tips for looking FAB in photos with basic makeup are very valuable. As photography learner these are very informative for me. I faced some man capturing photos with so much make up which give totally artificial look. Destination wedding photographer

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  17. Hi -- thank you so much for this post. I used this for a photo shoot recently, and it helped a lot! :)

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  18. My friend ask me to do her makeup for a graduation pic but I'm having problems on how to do it. Thanks for sharing this tips. It does help me.

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  19. I like the post specially the tips for doing a makeup. I will always do the makeup but it always blur but I think I got lots of tips and suggestion from your post and think I will overcome on this. Thanks for the post.

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  20. All these tips are very useful. Yes we should avoid loose powder to set our foundation and choose eye shadows without a lot of frost. Great tips!!!

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  21. wow! amazing tips , I am really impressed to read this article. I would like to give a special thanks to the author to share this tips with us. mwd pulser

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  22. Superb!!! the Great Tips... Really specially the tips for doing a makeup.... Excellent blogs....


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  23. Superb!!! the Great Tips... Really specially the tips for doing a makeup.... Excellent blogs....


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  24. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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