Want to look gorgeous in those holiday photos? Here are some tips from the beauty pros on how to get camera-ready.
Use matte finish bronzer to contour a full face, double chin, or crooked nose.
Matte powder that is slightly darker than your natural shade sculpts like a chisel when placed beneath cheekbones, under the jaw line or on the sides of your nose.
– Dimitri James, celebrity makeup artist
Buy a concealer pot two shades lighter than your skin tone.
After applying your foundation and finishing powder gently, pat the concealer under your eyes in a crescent moon shape and above your eyebrows, from the top center tip to the end tip. This will highlight your eyes so they’re the focus of the photo.
Also learn how to apply concealer to truly bring up your eyes, not dark circles, to the attention of others!
– Lindsi Lane, Lindsi in the Fast Lane founder
If it’s a full-length shot, place your hands on your hips, but not evenly.
Have one hand higher on one hip and the other hand resting a bit lower so you don’t look boxy.
– Hope Henderson, creator of the Beauty Mark app
For a photo-ready no-makeup makeup look, skip the blush.
Instead, contour cheekbones with a powder bronzer, then hit the apples of the cheeks with a highlighting powder.
– Shelley GoodStein, model and blogger (A Model’s Secrets)
Fake lashes and eyeliner are the keys to popping those eyes.
Using an angled liner brush, apply a powder to the upper waterline, or inner rim. This defines the eye without closing it in. To boost lashes, apply short-strip lashes. Top them off with a little mascara, and you are good to go.
– Erica Maniscalco, New York makeup artist
To avoid a gummy smile, place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth.
That keeps you from smiling too wide. Works every time!
– Elke Von Freudengerg, New York makeup artist
Avoid too much shimmer and frost when it comes to eye shadow.
Keep it reserved to the lid, and use a matte shadow from the crease to the brow bone.
– Jessica Metivier, beauty expert on America Now
Make sure your hair looks smooth before taking a picture. To manage flyaways, spray a light-hold hairspray on a toothbrush and gently brush them down.
– Julia Papworth, celebrity makeup artist