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Best Makeup Tips for Looking Great in Photos

Do the words “________ tagged you in a photo” bring a sense of dread with them? Do you demand to check your friend’s digital camera every time she takes a picture in fear of a serious makeup mishap?
Fear no more; here’s our top tips to getting your makeup camera-ready.

1. Use Primer 
If you’re not using a primer under your makeup you’re either stuck in the past or you don’t want to look great, simple as that. Primer helps even out your skin which means makeup application is easier and you avoid uneven distribution. Our Retexturizing Face Primer contains opalescent light reflectors that diminish lines and leaves a translucent effect on the skin so the camera flash will leave a soft glow rather than a harsh shine. This one also contains antioxidant Vitamins A and E. Bonus!


2. Make it Matte
The camera flash can leave your face, especially the T-zone area, looking oily and shiny. To avoid all that, go for powder or matte finish products. Our Mineral Powder Foundation will do the job nicely and is easily buildable meaning you can opt for sheer to opaque coverage depending on the condition of your skin and your mood.

3. Camera Camouflage 
Dark under-eye circles and fine lines unfortunately have a nasty habit of making themselves known on film. Cover these and more with our Phototouch Concealer. This one was developed with the camera in mind, it contains luminescent particles which release and diffuse visible light, taking focus away from skin imperfections dramatically improving the appearance of the complexion. Remember to blend well or the flash will show off awkward lines.

4. Blush and Bronze
Without blush and bronzer the camera can wash you out completely. Use bronzer on your cheekbones and around the outside of your face; then apply blush just to the apples of your cheeks.

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Our Mineral Gemstone Finishing Powder in Bronzer is an all-in-one mosaic powder which contains the perfect combination of expertly coordinated colors to enhance skin tone, create a soft focus effect and minimize skin imperfections.

5. Eye Rules
The smokey eye look can be great on camera but If Taylor Momsen has taught us anything it’s that too much eyeliner can take once beautiful blue eyes into panda territory mighty fast. Avoid this on a night out by using a soft eyeliner with a powder finish.
Mascara, on the other hand, is your best friend in photos – big lashes open the eyes up.

6. Line Your Lips
Start your lip look with lip liner to keep the colour in place and avoid wonky application. This is especially crucial if you’re wearing a bright colour. Pick a shade that matches your lipstick and compliments your skin tone.

Happy snapping!