Take some tips from world class Head Makeup Artist at Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, Stacey Tsardoulias on getting that picture perfect finish!
Ever stepped out to a big event feeling confident that you look perfectly quiffed and groomed, only to find that in pictures you look bare faced and makeup-free?
Sadly, we can look completely different in photos than we do in real life, so whether your glamming up for a wedding, the races or a special event where you know the flash will be in full force, there are a few key tips you should be aware of when preening for pics:
1. ACE YOUR BASE
Camera worthy makeup starts with a flawless base and to ensure your makeup stays put till the end of the event you must take the time to prime!
Applying a mineral primer to your skin before your foundation will ensure that it stays put for hours and always looks fresh. Youngblood’s Mineral Primer offers a lightweight and silky formula that will smooth the appearance of fine lines and pores, creating an even surface for flawless foundation application.
2. THE TAN COMMANDMENTS
Big events and spray tans generally go hand in hand and while it’s great to sport a natural glow, it is a must to make sure that your foundation colour matches your tan. Depending on the depth of your tan, your foundation shade could be one to two shades darker than your day to day shade.
Make sure that your foundation it is similar to the colour but not necessarily as dark as your body tan. If your skin is on the dry side, opt for a liquid foundation such as Youngblood’s Liquid Mineral Foundation alternatively, if you have an oily skin, opt for a powder foundation such as Youngblood’s Pressed Mineral Foundation. Once your foundation is applied, camouflage any spots or blemishes with a concealer such as Youngblood’s Ultimate Concealer.
3. GET READY TO GLOW
After your foundation is applied, use a bronzer to add some glow to your face, Youngblood’s Mineral Radiance in Sunshine or Sundance will help to match that golden glow. These are great for contouring or used on the body as well as the face.
4. READY ‘SET’ GO!
For a picture perfect complexion it is essential to ‘set’ your base. Firstly use a lightweight translucent powder such as Youngblood’s Mineral Rice Setting Powder. A sheer powder will ensure that you remain shine-free and fresh-faced for hours.
For the ultimate base-setting tool use Youngblood’s Hi-Def Mineral Perfecting Powder, which is highly recommended by professionals for photographic use. The Hi-Def Powder will make for a brilliant finish and will help the foundation last all day long.
5. COLOUR IS YOUR FRIEND
If you want your make up to look just as good in photos as it does in person, don’t be scared to wear a little more colour on your cheeks and lips than you usually would.
Make up will look less intense in photos than in the flesh so pick a shade with just a little more colour intensity. Picture popping colours include Youngblood’s Pressed Mineral Blush in Blossom and Crushed Mineral Blush in Dusty Pink and for a sexy lip you can’t go past Youngblood’s fiery red Lipstick in Vixen or pretty pink Vivid.
6. LEARN HOW TO COMPLIMENT
Regardless of the look you want to create for the event, there are certain tones and colours for the eyes, cheeks and lips that are complimentary to most skin types.
Warm browns, soft golds and peachy naturals for the eyes will work with all eye colours. Some great Youngblood colours include Halo, Coco and Willow in the Pressed Eyeshadow and the Timeless and Eternity Quads.
Now that you’re ready to say ‘cheese’, remember to reapply throughout the event to keep up your ‘snap’-worthy status! There’s no need to lug your entire makeup bag around with you – simply keep a few key products in your purse for easy re-application.