When it comes to getting your photo taken, makeup can be a game changer. If applied correctly, makeup can completely transform your appearance in a photograph. This is especially true if you find yourself getting pictures for an important event like your wedding, prom, portfolio and more. The Skin & Body Refinery is here to share some tips that will help guarantee you get a successful photo every time.

Makeup Artist Skin Prep

An important part of getting the perfect photo taken involves preparing your skin the night before. With the use of a gentle abrasive scrub, exfoliate your skin followed by a healthy dose of moisturizer. You will find your skin looks fresh and ready for the big day. The day of the photo shoot, don’t use moisturizer unless your skin is especially dry. For oily skin, skip moisturizer and prime your skin. Before beginning your makeup, prime your skin to give you a smooth, clean surface to work on.

Best Foundation Makeup for Photography

Foundation is the next step. You will be looking for a foundation that is made for photography. Avoid any foundations that have sunscreen built-in. They don’t work well with flash photography and tend to look fake when you get the final results. Just as important as the foundation is the powder you will use to set it. Using one with a translucent finish will look best when getting photographed.

What is Contour Makeup?

Often, when you are being photographed, the definition of your face is completely washed out. Shading your face using a bit of bronzer and contour powder will go a long way in defining your best features. Always use a matte finish and gently brush bronzer under the cheekbones, along your temples and under your jawline.

Highlighting Makeup

Once you have contoured your face, you will want to add some highlights. Highlighting cream should be used on the top of your cheekbones and onto your cupid’s bow. This is just another step to giving your face depth when caught on film.

Apply the Right Amount of Blush

Adding too much blush is a big and common mistake made when getting photographed. You want to add the right amount of blush to give your face a healthy glow. You don’t want to end up looking like a china doll, but rather, have the color your face would naturally. Applying blush just to the apples of your cheeks will give you the glow you are looking for. Choose a natural looking shade. Remember, you don’t want to look like you have blush on when you get your photo taken.

Professional Makeup Services & More in Waco, Texas

When you are planning on a photo shoot, you want to put your best face forward. The right makeup will leave you with flawless photos. It can be overwhelming to get your makeup just right if you don’t have experience doing it daily. The makeup artists at The Skin & Body Refinery know how to give your skin that smooth, natural beauty with professional makeup that will yield the best photo results. Call us today for more information on our professional makeup services for any occasion.

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