1. Prep and Prime
2. Foundation – Push or Stipple
1. First you always want to prep and prime the skin to ensure that the make-up stays on and that those unsightly pores and fine lines and wrinkles don’t seem magnified in photos! Start with a great primer that will help that make-up stay put as well as minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines. This is a definite make-up artist standard in preparing the face to look like you have the best skin! Some great primers to try are DermaDoctor’s Picture Porefect, MUFE’s HD Primer, and Smashbox Photo Finish to name a few.
2. Next when applying your foundation, regardless if it’s liquid, cream or powder, use a brush to “push” it in or a sponge to stipple and “press” it into the skin will ensure that it adheres and stays put.
3. Contouring will definitely give your face height and dimension in all the right places as the flash and lights from a camera can often times flatten out the surface of your face causing you to look unporportioned. Bronzer is a great way to add “depth” to the face and normally should be applied to the hollows of the cheeks and swept softly around the temples as well as lightly applied to the sides of the nose to elongate the nose and to give it length.
Respectively, wherever you’ve applied bronzer to add depth, you can now use a highlighter powder such as a soft
shimmery powder or illuminating product like Benefit’s Moon Beam to add height to all the high parts of the face like the forehead, under the eyebrow on the brow bone, apple of the cheeks and the bridge part of your nose.
Contouring and highlighting will give dimension and give you that perfect profile and make your skin look almost airbrush perfect!
4. Finally, always set your make-up with a dusting of translucent setting powder, like MAC’s Blot Powder Pressed, to keep everything in place. If you follow these simple steps, you’ll be on your way to a picture perfect face!