Everyone knows that lighting can make the difference between a good photo and a bad one, but it can also be the difference between good and bad makeup application. Perfect lighting is essential for flawless makeup. If your lighting is off, you more than likely won’t get camera-ready results. Good lighting in the area where you apply makeup can not only ensure enhanced visibility, but can also lead to better decisions regarding the colour and quantity of makeup used. Here are a few tips that will make a significant difference to your look;
- Natural light is the best! If you have the option of doing your makeup near the window take advantage of it.
- The next best think is using “Daylight Bulbs” wattage 60-65. You definitely don’t want anything brighter because it will be too bright, and you may end up putting on too much make-up. I use them myself in my studio in Little Venice. Wonderful effect every single time!
- Avoid yellow, rose and fluorescent light. Yellow light in the bathroom creates a sallow skin appearance that can make you look tired and ill.
- Stand directly in front of your light. Any lighting that’s overhead is bad. It will cast a shadow and you will end up putting too much on.
- Never trust department store make-up lighting! Always shop during the day and take a hand mirror with you to check it outside, before you decide to buy anything.
Girls I hope this blog can help you to look absolutely stunning every time you apply makeup at home. For that special occasion or a birthday party please come to my new beautiful studio in Little Venice, London, with the perfect lighting set up. Hope to see you all soon!
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Over the summer I completed my latest exciting project: building a photo studio alongside my make-up and hair studio in Little Venice. Now, as well as offering professional hair and make-up services, I am able to photograph the finished result, meaning you can leave not only looking beautiful, but with a stunning photograph of your new look! One of the questions I am most frequently asked is how to look shine-free and flawless in photos. After all, photos last a long time!
So here we are. Seven super-easy tips to help you look picture-perfect every time.
- I can’t recommend primer enough. It evens out the skin and gives you a lovely base for applying your make-up. Avoid the ones with an SPF factor (avoid foundation with SPF too) and steer well clear of High Definition products.
- Use matte foundation and loose powder to minimise shine.
- When you apply your make-up, use natural light if possible (more about this in my next blog).
- Yellow tinted powders are your friends
- Use concealer under your eyes to battle bags. Don’t forget to use eye drops to brighten those peepers!
- Love your lips by exfoliating with coconut oil
- Always, always blot your face after applying make-up. I recommend using Kleenex Shine Absorbance Wipes. They’re the best!
Forget saying “cheese,” and instead think of something funny or joke with the photographer. A natural smile trumps a fake one every time. To avoid a double chin, elongate your neck and push your face forward a bit. Think of sticking out your forehead and tipping your chin slightly down. It might feel awkward, but it will look great — promise!
If you’re thinking of having some professional photos done of your finished look, do pop by and see me in my gorgeous Little Venice studio. It’s a beautiful environment for taking beautiful photos.
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