Photos capture moments in time forever. It is therefore desirable to look good in them. If you are going to have an indoor photography session, there are many things you should be aware of when it comes to applying your cosmetics effectively. The following is a brief guide to the things to be mindful of when applying your own makeup for indoor photography.
Five tips for perfect indoor photography makeup:
1. Avoid makeup with any shimmer or sparkle
Cosmetics with shimmer and sparkle can look pretty, but when it comes to photography they can react to the flash and create a reflection or shiny spot. It is best to skip these kinds of cosmetics and instead choose matt styles. Apply this rule to all aspects of your makeup, not just eye shadows and lip glosses.
2. Try a little bronzer
Bright lights and, or the flash of a camera can make your skin look several shades lighter than it really is. If you don’t want to risk looking deathly pale, it is a good idea to warm your skin tone up a little. This can be achieved by applying a little bronzer in a shade just darker than your skin tone.
3. Brighten up your lips and cheeks
Makeup doesn’t tend to come out as bright in a photograph as it is in reality. This means it is often a good idea to go a little deeper when it comes to lipstick and blush application. You could always try taking some test photos to work out how heavy handed to go. People are often surprised by how much makeup is required.
4. Use powder to avoid looking shiny
The bright lighting in an indoor photography session can make you look shiny. Even if you can’t detect any oil on your skin it looking at yourself in natural light, it will often show up in a photograph.
5. Apply your make up with care
High definition photography is fabulous; because it can capture moments in great detail, but this also means that it can capture and highlight any little imperfections. When applying makeup for indoor photography it is very important to apply it with care. Take a moment after application to assess all aspects and angles of your makeup. Ask yourself questions like is my foundation blended in well? Is my lipstick perfectly in the lines? And is there any lipstick on my teeth?
If you are going to be photographed outside you might also like to check out How to do your makeup for outdoor photography.