DIY Makeup Tips for Your Senior Portraits

April 1, 2016

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In a previous post, I wrote about why I believe my clients should invest in professional hair and makeup before their session.  The benefits of lowering your stress and boosting your confidence are priceless. However, I know that not everyone wants the extra expense.  So here are a few tips to help if you plan to do your hair and makeup yourself. 🙂

  1. Your skin is the blank canvas to build upon.  Thoroughly clean and moisturize your face and neck before applying any makeup.
  2. Use a primer on your skin under foundation to minimize pores and give a nice smooth base to start.
  3. Your makeup application should be a little bit heavier for photos than your every day look, even if you are going for a clean, fresh look.
  4. Using mascara and an eyelash curler will open up and define your eyes.
  5. Choose a shade of blush that looks as though you’ve been exercising for a pretty pop of color.
  6. Be sure to check your makeup in natural light.
  7. Confidence and a smile will always boost your beauty!


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