Makeup that makes us look amazing in real life doesn't always have the same effect in photos. Professional makeup artists know that what makes us look great in photos is color contrast, because it makes features pop.
Don't be afraid to go a little bold with your eye shadow. Trust us, a sultry contoured eye will translate perfectly on camera! Add subtle contrast to eyes with a neutral palette like Urban Decay Naked.
Again, contrast is key in photos. By using a slightly darker shade on the edges of lips with a lip liner, like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lipliner, and a lighter, reflective gloss in the center of lips, like L’Oréal Colour Riche Gloss, your pout will appear more full. While we love a vibrant, matte lipstick, when prepping for your photo op, it might not always be the most effective look.
6. Use the Turtle Technique
Stay with us here. A strategic pose and angle is crucial for bringing out your best features. When in doubt, make like a turtle by jutting out your neck and lowering your chin. You’ll create more of a shadow under your jawline, which — you guessed it — will add a slimming contrast between your neck and jawline.
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