Pretty as a picture: beauty tips to help you look photo fabulous
After an amazing event, the last thing you want is to see yourself looking less than stunning in the photos the next day. But looking good in photos can be tricky and what might seem great in the mirror sometimes doesn’t translate to the camera.
Debbie Black, beauty expert and Editor of beautyheaven.com.au shares photo fabulous beauty tips to ensure you are the real star for your next event or occasion. And Olivia MacKinnon, Beauty Heaven makeup expert, shows you how via a DIY Tutorial Video at the end of this article.
BB cream has taken off in recent years, and it’s no surprise why as this multi-tasker combines a moisturiser, primer and a touch of foundation all in one. While BB creams do only offer light coverage that will conceal minor imperfections, they do help to even out skin tone and increase radiance, which is something you definitely want in a photograph. Some BB creams also contain sunscreen, making it perfect for daytime events.
If you have dark circles under your eyes or any obvious spots or blemishes, cover these with a concealer that matches your skin tone. Don’t be tempted to go darker, or worse, lighter as this will be picked up by the camera’s flash and you’ll end up with prominent white circles on your face in the final photo. Instead, cover lightly and blend outwards.
If added coverage is needed, use your fingers to pat some foundation over your t-zone and cheeks. The warmth of your fingers will help blend the foundation and ensure the finish both looks and feels natural.
It’s also a good idea to go easy on the translucent powder as too much powder can leave your skin looking flat and dry, or settle into lines and wrinkles, making you look older. Instead, add depth and dimension and a pop of colour to your face in one hit by highlighting your cheekbones with a blush or bronzer.
Easy on the eyes
Accentuate your eyes by sweeping a light eye shadow over your entire eyelid. You can then use a darker shadow or eyeliner to define your upper lash line. If your eyes tend to look small or ‘squinty’ in photographs, curl your lashes before applying your mascara and line your lower waterline with a white eyeliner to give the illusion of wider, brighter eyes.
If you love a bold lip, choose a colour that will suit your skin tone. Berry and coral shades suit darker skin, while cooler reds suit alabaster or lighter skin tones. To help make your teeth look whiter, opt for red or berry colours with a blue undertone. And don’t forget to run your tongue over your teeth before you smile to make sure there’s no lipstick on your teeth!
Beauty Heaven makeup expert, Olivia Mackinnon, will show you in a DIY Video Tutorial how to perfect your photo fabulous makeup.