THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS AN ARTFORM
PICTURE PERFECT APPLICATION
DARE TO EXPLORE THE BOLDNESS OF COLOR
Picture Perfect Makeup
Picture Perfect Application
- Always start with clean skin then use a moisturizer. Try to find one without SPF, to prevent your makeup from being ashy.
- Pick the right primer, use a pore diminishing primer if you have large pores. For oily skin use a matte primer, and a moisturizing primer for dry skin. You can find primers for every skin type and even some that help conceal and highlight problem areas.
- HD foundation is a must if you plan on taking pictures. I recommend a matte HD foundation; this prevents the skin from looking oily or having excessive shine. Just like primers, foundations are made in many formulas choose the one that's best for your skin. Make sure to allow the foundation to fully dry then use a finishing powder to set your foundation. Hold off on the HD finishing powders, you run the risk of the camera's flash exposing the powder.
- Use an eyeshadow primer on your eyelids to help prevent creasing and extend the wear of your shadow. Apply your eyeshadow from lightest to darkest. I can’t stress the importance of blending and shade selection, see my article on blending.
- Highlighting and contouring gives your face dimension and the appearance of the perfect face shape. Make sure to blend out any harsh lines. Side note highlighting and contouring is not a must, practice this step to prevent over application or improper blending.
- Exfoliating and lightly moisturizing your lips, prevents lipstick from looking dry and cakey.
For longer lasting lipstick,use a lip primer, then line and fill lips with lip liner. Clean up lip line with concealer or foundation.
- Remember to check your makeup regularly, today's high definition devices capture every detail. Shoot, regroup, and reapply if necessary.