Makeup Tricks for Flawless Photos

Makeup Tricks for Flawless Photos

When it comes to everyday makeup, less is more. But when you’re trying to capture the perfect picture, there’s a way to prep for the camera! Use these makeup tips for a flawless finish on and off camera!

Here are seven easy steps to making your makeup look camera-ready:

1. Use a full coverage foundation and concealer

It’s okay to put on a little more than normal! Behind the camera it will look like your skin is blemish-free. For a smooth application don’t forget to use a primer, as well!

Recommended Products: 

Smashbox Cosmetics Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer + Dark Spot Correcting | Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation | Maybelline Fit Me Concealer


2. Contour using both blush and bronzer

Your forehead and nose should be the brightest part of your face! Make sure to apply the bronzer under your cheek bones, whereas the blush can me dabbed onto the side of the cheek.

Recommended Products: 

Bobbi Brown Blush | NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder | NARS Blush/Bronzer Duo 


3. Shade your eyes using different tones of eyeshadow

Find a dark, medium, and light shadow that work for you. Use the dark to contour the eyelid, then have the light illuminate the curve of your eyelid.

Recommended Products: 

MAC Eyeshadow | New York Color NYC HD Color Trio Eye Shadow | Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette 


4. Line and color your lips. 

Now is the perfect time to test over lining your lips out! It will look more natural on camera, we promise. Also, it helps to apply the lipstick with a lip brush for a precise application. 

Recommended Products: 

NYX Slim Lip Liner Pencil | Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick | Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss


5. Curl your lashes and apply mascara to add volume. 

If your lashes are naturally curly you can skip using the curler, but the mascara is a must to finish the look! A little mascara goes a long way when it comes to being photo-ready!

Recommended Products: 

Shiseido Eyelash Curler | YSL Everlong Mascara


6. Add some color to your brows. 

Add some color to your brows. Make sure to do so from a normal distance from the mirror, so you have a full perspective of how dark they are and how much you are filling them. Use a brow pencil to lightly fill them and a gel to set them.

Recommended Products: 

Benefit Speed Brow Tinted Gel | Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil 


7. Illuminate under your eyes to finish the look. 

Swipe in on in a triangle under your eyes, and dab lightly with your ring finger. Then make sure to blend it down into your cheeks and above your cheek bone. You want to make sure to do this last to conceal any eye shadow that fell. If you need a little more help with concealer, check out our tutorial on How to Cover Dark Under Eye Circles!

Recommended Products: 

Benefit Ooh La Lift Eye Brightener | Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener | NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer 


Not sure which of these products are right for you? Click on the links to see tons of Influenster photos, Q&A, and reviews! If you're still looking for a little more direction on creating a natural, yet flawless, makeup look check out our Natural, No Makeup Tutorial!

This may seem like a lot of makeup, but behind the lens these products will create a nice, glowing look! Will you try any of these tips before your next photo shoot? Have any tips for getting camera-ready? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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Megan C.
Megan C.
Hey! I am an intern here at Influenster. I am a student at NYU studying Marketing and Media Studies. I love pretty much all things basic: cats, pizza, chai tea lattes, etc.
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