How to Look your Best in Pictures!
We all want to know how to look our best in Pictures One because we just do, but also because we all have that Friend who insist on posting Every picture and or tagging you via social networks no matter how we look in them -RUDE!-
Here are some suggestive tips how to look good in your next night out ;)Use Mostly Mattes
Mattes are flat colors. They don’t have any sparkle or shimmer. When you are going to be photographed you want to avoid anything that is going to reflect light on your face. The camera flash and the added shimmer will leave you looking shinny.
Apply Makeup in Natural Light
For best results apply your make up in natural light. Indoor lighting can alter the appearance of your make up. Some lights may wash you out causing you to apply make up too heavily or the opposite ,too light. We’ve all seen pictures of ourselves where we thought our make up was good before we left the house, but in pictures we are left to wonder what went wrong ;P
Watch your camera Angel
If you have even a slight double chin never take the photo at a lower point. Try to position yourself so that the camera is a little taller then you, or at, your eye level and at a slight angle tilting the camera downwards. This will hide most all double chin issues and also gives more slimming effect overall.
Use Yellow Tinted Powder
Yellow tinted powder is better than shimmery or translucent powders for pictures. The other powders will reflect the light leaving you with a shine. They may also leave you looking washed out in pictures. I’m sure neither of these looks are what you want.
Blend in under Eye Concealer
Most of us try to cover up dark circles under our eyes with a little concealer. For everyday use this is fine, but occasionally in pictures under eye concealer comes off a little harsh. Blend out the concealer extremely well. If your concealer isn’t well blended it may reveal fine lines and awkward coloring around the eye.
Black Liner and Black Mascara
Many experts that give advice on how to look good in pictures suggest using black liner and black mascara. If you normally use browns, opt for black. The darker hue will give you better contrast. The contrast will make your eyes pop more.
Skipping blush will wash your face out, especially under a heavy flash. Blush or a good Bronzer adds definition to your face. Without it you end up looking like a blob with eyes. Don’t over apply blush either. Start light and add more if needed.
Don’t Skip Lipstick /LipGloss
If you’ve ever wondered how to look good in pictures, don’t forget your lipstick. Skipping lipstick will cause your mouth to blend in with the rest of your face. You need to contrast your features for best results.
Try not to create any shadows on your face with make up. Don’t apply dark shadows below the eyes. Also learn how to position your face towards the camera to not create shadows across your face or under your chin.
- Take a picture of a group, individual or couple in the middle of a room, rather than lined up against a wall. When your subjects are close to a wall, their shadows will be projected behind them. Move your subject to at least 6 feet away from the wall to reduce this effect. The extra space will allow the shadows to fall on the floor behind them.
Use the bounce-flash technique. When using a camera with an external flash unit, position the flash head to shoot the light at the ceiling. By bouncing the light off the ceiling and allowing it to flow over your subjects, you will reduce the amount of shadows.
Take your subjects outside. Photograph them in the shade, so the lighting is even. Photographing your subject in the sun will produce shadows on their face. Choose a spot under a tree, in the shade of a building or anywhere outside on an overcast day.
When indoors, use window light. The natural light will illuminate your subject well enough to get a good exposure without using your camera's flash.
Shoot close-ups. If you are not able to position your subject, try to shoot so you can crop out the background and the shadows. Zoom in on the face, rather than try for a full-length body shot.
Purchase an inexpensive reflector at a photography retail store. Since they are collapsible, they are easy to use and keep handy. Use the reflector to bounce light back into the scene to help fill in shadows. This works particularly well when reducing shadows under the brim of a baseball cap or cowboy hat.
Contour with Highlight
Learn how to look good in pictures by contouring and highlighting your facial features. You can use bronzer a shade or two darker than your natural color to brush on under your cheek bones, under your chin, along either side of your nose, and the outer corners of your forehead. Apply a lighter color on the areas that light hits. Apply it to the tops of your checks, center of your forehead, and the bridge of your nose.
Don’t forget to use eye drops to get rid of any red lines in your eyes. Those pesky bloodshot eyes can really mess up a good picture. You can also help your eyes look bigger and clearer by using a little white shadow on the inside corners of both eyes.
Learning how to look good in pictures is easy with a couple of helpful make up TIPS. I also suggest taking a few practice shots before heading out. That’s the best way to learn how to look good in Pictures on your own; you can also figure out your best angles.