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Friday, 21 February 2014

camera ready makeup

camera ready makeup

Although Party Season is over and done and dusted for another year, but the likely hood of being snapped on a night out is a pretty likely occurrence. My friends seem to love snapping a photo on a night out, and I’ve seen countless snaps of myself on friends pages that I’d rather not see. Even an Instagram filter or two couldn’t save these snaps. Thank god for that untag button! Here are a few of my top tips for camera ready makeup.

Ghost-face: 

Whenever I go on a night out I always use a SPF free foundation. Camera flashes pick up on the white from a chemical in most SPF formulas which shows through in photos. If you don’t want to look like Casper the Friendly Ghost, then I’d 100% recommend avoiding SPF on a night out. Check your favourite foundation for it, but in my experience most of them contain it. Some notable examples of SPF free foundations include the Illamasqua Skinbase.

Careful with concealer:

Also remember to make sure your concealer matches your foundation and not to go heavy on under eye reflectors. We’ve all see those photos of celebs with their under eyes reflecting the light too much and looking like a reverse panda. Not a good look, so be careful. The base is the thing to focus on when thinking of camera ready makeup.

Gloss Off:

While Kim K has got the super glossy glam pout down to a tee. Super glossy lips can look garish and over the top when flash goes off. Nobody wants to look like their lips are covered in goop, so opt for softer matte formulas. This photographs much better and looks a lot less flattering. My picks are the Topshop Lip Sticks and Kate Moss Matte Lipsticks.

easy on the Brows:

So many times I see photos of me out where my brows look like they’ve been drawn on with Sharpie. I have (relatively) well groomed brows but need a little bit of help along with shaping them to how I like them. Avoid eyebrow pencils and opt for a soft powder instead of a harsh pencil. Work lightly and precisely filling in the areas that need to be filled in.

stay in the T-zone:

Keep an eye on your T-zone, there's nothing worse than looking like a shiny mess tagged in someone you barely knows Facebook photos. Either use oil blotting papers, or a small brush and your favourite powder and apply to the areas that need to be blotted. You can avoid the areas like the tops of the cheeks and the bridge of your nose for a natural dewy look.

Do you have any camera friendly makeup tips?

40 comments

  1. So, helpful..the gloss was always a problem for me :P


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  2. Such good tips - T-Zone is a fab tip!


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  3. Such a helpful post! All my foundations contain SPF, so now I've got my eye on Luminous Silk for photo-taking:)

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

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  4. Thank you for the helpful post! I'm going on my first night out tonight so it's even more helpful that this post was up today! I have Illamasqua Skinbase so I'll be sure to wear that.

    Katrina xxx

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  5. great tips ! all my foundations have SPF but i do need that pale skin-match, but it's great to know this is what happens
    Lauren x
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  6. I totally agree with the SPF free foundation tip. I see so many photos of girls with a lovely tan and a bright white face and although we have all made this mistake, it's difficult when you look in the mirror and the foundation totally matches! That flash is a killer ;)
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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  7. great post, will defiantly be using your tips in the future!


    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Loved these tips!

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  9. These tipps are really useful, I never thought about the lipgloss thing!

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  10. I'm as pale as a ghost so I don't think changing to an SPF free foundation might make much a difference LOL but I really have to remember to bring powder or blotting paper out with me 'cos dayum that T-zone can get shiny

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  11. Great post - there's always so much to think about when you know you're going to have your photo taken by flash photography, thankfully I've never suffered with any of those things!


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  12. Fantastic tips! I always look like a shiney mess after a few hours! Thank you! X

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  13. Helpful tips!!
    x

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  14. Lovely post, Lily! Very useful :)

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  15. Great post Lily :) a very useful list of tips.
    Beauty by Alice <3

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  16. love these tips Lily, definitely will keep these in mind for the next night or even day out :) <3

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  17. Amazing post! This is so helpful!

    Hayley xo | Sailor Stories

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  18. This post was so helpful! I always look like casper in pictures!

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  19. I have made the mistake before of wearing too much concealer under my eyes and it honestly comes up awful in pictures!

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  20. I unfortunately learned about the undereye concealer thing the hard way, in my birthday pictures! Def won't make the same mistake again!

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  21. Brill tips :)
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  22. I definitely agree with the avoiding SPF, nobody wants a ghost face!

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  23. Definitely agree with the SPF, nothing worse than a tanned body and white face lol

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    xx

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  24. Great tips :)
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  25. The eyebrows are a huge thing for me too. I always go for the slightly "bolder" look and I have to admit on occasions it wasn't as flattering in photos as it seemed in real life! Now I always remind myself to brush them out with a spoolie before heading out for a more natural look that's not too wag/scouse brow haha!
    Great tips! <3

    Marianna
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  26. These are such helpful tips! I'll definitely remember about the SPF foundation in future x

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. These are some great tips, definitely know what you mean. Never thought of concealer being an issue and I always layer it on before I go out. Maybe this is the secret behind not looking ridiculous every time someone takes a picture?! Really helpful, thanks!

    Jade | skinsweet

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  28. Great post! I agree with the concealer sitch ha and the SPF foundation. The amount of time I've worn double wear and ended up with a white face in every photo,

    Liza | Beauty & Fashion Blog Glambeautys | YouTube | Family & Lifestyle Blog Glambambini

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  29. This is really helpful. I can never be arsed to switch it all up, but then I see a dreaded photo and I'm like what was I thinking!

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  30. great post!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  31. The t-zone tip is so helpful! I Always look like a grease ball in photos :|

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  32. Definitely agree with the concealer xxx

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  33. these are such good tips - I swear I always look fine in the mirror then in pictures I'm a shiny, pale, scouse-browed mess!
    Lucy xx
    Sailor Speak

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  34. this is such a helpful post! so many times i get caught out with the flash of cameras and end up wondering whether a child did my make up that night! i'll definitely take all these tips into consideration when i next head out on the town! ;) X

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  35. Such a great post, hopefully no more bad photos on my end.

    Biancarosa // xoxo

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