when it's time to take the annual family picture.
A whole year can be ruined by one bad shot.
Don't you hate passing by that family portrait every day saying,
"Why did I wear that?"
What the HELL is going on with my hair?"
or "It looks like a 6 year old did my makeup!"
from inadvertently looking like Lady Gaga.
Mama Kat says DON'T:
- don't wear too much eyeliner.
Too much eyeliner can make your eyes look closed or small.
Especially don't line the inside membrane of your eye,
well, unless you want to look like Madonna circa 1985.
- don't apply shimmer or sparkly makeup.
The camera loves matte finishes.
Use a very light hand with anything with shale, glimmer, or glitter.
Leave the shiny stuff to the professionals.
- don't forget to blend your face makeup
over the jaw line and down your neck.
Avoid looking like your face isn't connected to your neck.
- don't apply your makeup in POOR lighting.
This can be your worst night mare!
Sit next to a window or other source of natural light
while you apply your makeup.
- don't forget a practice run!
Take a picture and evaluate how it looks.
Thanks to digital photography this is easy.
- don't have any facial treatments 7 days prior to your pictures.
This includes waxing your eyebrow or upper lip.
Nobody wants a funky break out appearing the day of pictures.
Kat's list of DO'S:
- do apply foundation! You want to have a flawless
face for your big day.
Even if you don't wear it every day,
picture day is one day you should.
Powder over your foundation for a matte finish.
- do apply primer before your makeup.
The beautiful thing about primer is that is controls
the oil on your face and keeps you from looking shiny.
Nobody wants to look GREEZY!
- do use a powder with an ivory or yellow tint
in it instead of a translucent powder.
Translucent powder tends to make you look pale
or ghostly under a flash.
We've all seen that picture of ourselves up in the club
with "white makeup face".
- do pencil in those eyebrows.
Nothing sculpts and frames a face like well defined eyebrows.
- do apply some "falsies".
I love a big lash in a picture. The bigger the better.
Big lashes look FANTASTIC through the lens.
And whenever possible,
trust your hair and makeup needs to a professional.
A professional will be practiced in knowing
just the right amount of makeup to apply
and how to make your face look flawless on that special day.
Thanks to the fabulous Lori!
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