How to apply makeup before a big photoshoot

       
October 3rd, 2012 | Contributed by:

Have a photoshoot coming up? Here's how to prepare!When we say big photoshoot, we're not suggesting that you have regular magazine spreads or ad campaigns to model for (but if you do, awesome!). A big photoshoot could just be a party with friends who you know always take tons of pictures to post online. If you want to guarantee a great shot every time, follow these tips for applying your makeup beforehand.

First, apply a mineral foundation primer, which will ensure that the rest of your makeup stays in place while it evens out the surface of your skin. Then put on your foundation, blush and bronzer as usual, but try to apply them in the same type of light that you'll be in when the photos are taken. According to Glamour Magazine, this will make sure that it doesn't look too heavy.

If you'll be in natural light, skip the shimmery eyeshadow in favor of a matte shade like one from the Youngblood – Pressed Eyeshadows collection. Be sure to use brightening concealer beneath your eyes to combat dark circles that could make you look tired, and use eyeliner to define the shape of your eyes.

Once you've got everything in place, dust a translucent powder over your entire face to set the makeup and stop shine in its tracks, which can be accentuated by the flash. Then smile for the camera!

       

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