Flash the foundation The camera doesn’t lie, and make- up artist offers some tips on how to make your features photograph flawlessly
CHANCES are we have all experienced the white face flashback when checking out pictures from the night before and thought to ourselves – did we really go out looking like that?
Although your make- up may look flawless in person, there is an art to mastering make- up to make yourself camera ready!
Here are a few tips to keep in mind next time you have a special event coming up and know you’re going to be photographed.
The cardinal rule before applying ANY make- up is to make sure you have properly cleansed and moisturised your skin.
To ensure your foundation lasts as long as possible, apply your favourite primer all over and allow it to absorb.
When selecting a foundation for photography, it is essential to look for one that does not contain any SPF as it will reflect a white cast on your face causing the uneven skin tone ( white face, darker body … cringe!)
As we all know, the camera does not lie so be sure to start off with a small amount of product and slowly build your way up – remember to blend around areas such as the hairline, jawline and down to the decolletage.
Move on and eliminate any unnecessary shine in areas such as your T- zone with a loose or pressed powder. To give more depth and dimension to the face, contour and highlight areas such as cheekbones, brow bones, cupids bow and collar bones.
Don’t forget to add colour back into your face to give you some life.
Pick a blush that is most complementary to your make- up and skin tone as cameras have a tendency to make you look a little washed out.
Don’t be afraid to be a little heavy handed with eyeshadows as the colour pay- off cannot always be true to colour.
To add extra glam and intensity to your look, a great pair of Ardell or Living Doll eyelashes will draw attention to the eyes and will photography beautifully.
A bold lip is also a great addition for a truly eye- catching picture as well as giving the appearance of a brighter and whiter smile.
To learn more make- up tips and tricks, visit www. youtube. com/ mla1x or Facebook – Monique Abel – Professional Make Up Artist. Playsuit: Tiger Mist $ 50 Shoes: Famous Footwear $ 70 Bag: Equip $ 20 Earrings: Equip $ 10
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PERFECTION: Start with a small amount of product and build your way up.