Quick question about makeup for having pictures (as a family) taken?

(6 Posts)
Swifey Sun 21-Feb-16 06:03:00

Should I just put a bit more foundation on? At the moment I just use foundation and mascara. The foundation is very light. Any help appreciated smile

ppandj Sun 21-Feb-16 07:26:58

Actually IME the lighting means you don't need as much foundation on skin as it evens skin out. I'd say put a little eyeliner on and blusher as otherwise the lighting can overpower features. I'm not a expert though, just speaking from my very limited experience of having professional pictures taken!

ppandj Sun 21-Feb-16 07:27:23

An expert

CointreauVersial Sun 21-Feb-16 14:01:56

Stay away from light-reflecting foundations and concealers, as they can show up very chalky. Touche Eclat under the eyes, for example, can look bright white under a flash.

I had a photo taken at a posh black-tie do when I was wearing a posh light-refecting powder, and I looked awful - all pearly and super-shiny.

bluesbaby Sun 21-Feb-16 14:54:35

Don't wear anything with spf or too much shimmer, and avoid touche eclat.
Don't wear bright red clothes or bright bright red lipstick.
Use a light hand with foundation. Go a little heavier than normal with eye makeup and blusher.

Swifey Mon 22-Feb-16 07:46:53

Thanks very much ladies! I took your advice, no touche eclait, and usedy normal light foundation, with eye pencil and mascara, with a bit of benefit Dallas on my cheek bones. Hope they look ok!!

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