Is your makeup and skincare game strong enough to tackle a selfie emergency?
This month we’ve examined the rise of the selfie as well as the apps that turn a basic picture from drab to fab. But what if you’re more of a #nofilter kind of girl? Or how about if someone else has control of the camera, and you won’t be able to edit it before it gets shared with the world? Perhaps you’re heading to an event where there will be multiple people snapping away?
This is where skincare and makeup comes in. Follow these tips and tricks and you’ll be the star of any photo.
Are dark circles and dehydration making you look older or tired in photos? It’s time for a serious hydration hit to brighten this region up! Try a Lonvitalite C8 Collagen Crystal Eye Mask. It revitalises, refreshes and firms the area around your eyes. You can even wear these eye masks while you’re doing other tasks like shaving your legs or styling your hair.
While high megapixels and long lenses are great for landscape shots, it’s not so nice when someone zooms in on your pores! Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner will help to refine your pores and minimize their appearance. It leaves your skin with a silky smooth finish that creates an excellent base for makeup.
Cameras love to pick up shine – and it doesn’t always look like a healthy glow! If oiliness tends to ruin your makeup as the day progresses it’s time to take a step back and get that issue under control. Avene Cleanance Anti-Shine Regulating Lotion is a daily moisturiser for oily skin, and can be used morning and night. It absorbs excess oil and works hard to keep your skin looking matte throughout the day.
Did you know that foundations photograph differently? A sheer foundation might look great in real life, but it often doesn’t provide enough coverage in a photo. Choose a foundation that is designed to be photographed like Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Effect Makeup. It is packed full of photo-chromatic pigments which bend and diffuse light for a perfectly airbrushed look. If you find yourself getting shiney throughout the day a translucent powder like theBalm Sexy Mama Anti-Shine Translucent Powder will keep things in place.
The eyes are the windows to the soul. So make like a Kardashian and add some fake lashes. There is not a celebrity out there who does not wear falsies, and they add extra definition to your eyes that can’t be achieved with just mascara. Ardell has a fantastic range of lashes that will suit any occasion. Whether you want some natural additions or glamorous popstar length there will be something to suit your style. Use a Colour Theory Eye Pencil to finish off the look and make your eyes pop.
Kylie Jenner went from Kim’s little sister to Instagram makeup queen when she started posting selfies that focused on her big matte lips. While you don’t have to overdraw your lips like Kylie does, you will find that you look better in photos if your lips stand out. For bright lips that last all day skip the lipstick and fill in your lips with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Colour Pencils. They come in a huge range of fun colours and will stay on your lips way longer than your average waxy lipstick. If you prefer a hint of tint try Laqa & Co Lip Lube.
Eyebrows have a habit of disappearing in flash photography, particularly if you have sparse or light brows. Don’t let this happen to you. Frame your face with strong brows that finish off your look. There’s no need to go overboard – just brush them out and fill in any gaps with the Anastasia Brow Wiz.
Share your photographic makeup and skincare tricks in the comments!