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How to prepare for a shoot: makeup secrets for the camera

Yulia PoteriankoLady
Only use proven products for makeup that will be photographed. Source: Created with the help of AI

A professional photo shoot or shooting an important event is the best way to preserve valuable memories. Of course, makeup will help you look your best.

But only if the makeup is successful. Mistakes, on the other hand, can ruin the whole experience and make you not want to flip through the album with photos of that day anymore. In fact, avoiding such mistakes is not so difficult - OBOZ.UA has collected recommendations from makeup artists on how to make up for a photo shoot.

Don't try anything new

Makeup experiments are great. But not before an important day that you plan to capture. You may be allergic to care or decorative products, or an unusual color may not "make friends" with your appearance. All of this will make you feel constrained in the frame. So either experiment a little beforehand to make sure that the new products are okay and work for you, not against you, or use proven techniques and tools.

How to prepare for a shoot: makeup secrets for the camera

Take care of yourself

No concealer, no foundation will look as good in a photo as a fresh, rested, full of vitality. Therefore, at least a week before the important date, take special care of yourself. Reconsider your diet towards a healthier one, get enough sleep, and don't forget to drink water. This way you will avoid puffiness, dark circles under the eyes, and a faded look. If you can make this a regular routine, it will be even better.

Moisturize first and foremost

In addition to internal moisturizing, the skin also needs external moisturizing. Regardless of your skin type, cleanse your skin with a mild cleanser and apply a moisturizer before applying makeup for a shoot. Let it absorb completely and only then proceed with your makeup. The cream will saturate the skin with water molecules, make it more elastic, and at the same time help regulate sebum production and, accordingly, curb unwanted shine.

Ditch the foundation with SPF

Sun protection is very important, especially if you're celebrating a holiday or taking a photo shoot on a summer day. But the particles of UV filter in the foundation can collect in whitish spots and streaks, which will be very noticeable in the frame. Instead, use a setting powder with SPF, and it won't let you down.

How to prepare for a shoot: makeup secrets for the camera

Keep oily sheen under control

What you can't see with the naked eye can be very striking through a camera lens. Yes, we're talking about oily skin. In the light of flashes, it creates ugly reflections that are not always easy to retouch. To avoid this problem, use a foundation, concealer, or powder with reflective particles. Also, choose matte blush and eyeshadow. The less shimmer you have in real life, the less unnecessary shine you'll have in your photo. Also apply highlighter very carefully. Put it only in the inner corner of the eyes, on the bridge of the nose, Cupid's arch, and the upper part of the cheekbones - just a tiny drop. And, of course, keep a blotting paper handy to collect excess oil before entering the frame.

Color for makeup, not makeup for color

Too intense and bright or an unnatural shade of cosmetics can create an unexpected and undesirable effect in a photo. Therefore, choose the most natural shades for toning and contouring. Blend all products well so that they are invisible on the skin and do not leave visible lines and transitions. Your face, neck, and décolleté should be the same color in the shot.

When it comes to colored products, such as eyeshadow and lipstick, remember: the person looking at the photo should see you first, your eyes, not your makeup. Give preference to more neutral shades. Make only individual accents bright. Also remember that too dark lips and eyebrows will make you look older.

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