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I’ve been in a super tropical mood lately.
For our 10th wedding anniversary, we got the egg chair I’ve been dreaming about and I’ve managed to create my own tropical oasis on our deck because of it. If I could live in it, I would. It’s on sale right now and if you’re considering it at all, 100% go for it. I put it together myself too!

Since I live in the midwest, the weather isn’t always tropical and consistent sunshine and warm temps haven’t hit their stride yet. Until it does, I’ve been using these tropical beauty products to put myself in a vacation state of mind.

Kopari Coconut Lip Glossy

Even though every single lipgloss claims to be “non-sticky” this one really isn’t. This smells like the best real coconut and I love applying it fanatically.

Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Brightening Serum

This pineapple serum is full of natural exfoliating enzymes and AHAs to brighten and if the bottle doesn’t make you smile, well you’re just not trying hard enough.

Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist

I want to smell watermelon jolly ranchers as much as possible. Spritz here, spritz there, watermelon everywhere!

Pacifica Coconut Essence Hydro Mist

This smells like delicious coconut candy and can be used in a myriad of ways. I love spritzing it on to rehydrate throughout the day, spraying on a beautyblender before applying foundation, finishing makeup with a spritz to cut down a powdery finish.

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

Not only is this a fantastic, universally-flattering, affordable bronzer, but it smells like amazing suntan lotion.

Glossier Balm Dotcom Mango

I wasn’t sure if I liked mango scent but thanks to Glossier’s new Mango Balm Dotcom, I learned that I do! Its almost peachy and instantly puts me in a tropical mood.

Lano Hands Coconutter Hand Cream

The formula of this lanolin-rich hand cream is one of my absolute favorites. It hydrates completely but leaves hands smooth, not sticky. I just found out they make a multi-balm in the same scent and I needs it.

Watermelon Born Lippy Lip Balm Pot

I love putting this on before bed, hoping that I’ll dream I’m on an island, filled with wild cats and ponies. The dream doesn’t always happen but I love the scent and formula of this lip balm.

Shop Tropical Goodies
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I will leave you with this. I recently discovered Benito Skinner while in the midst of Prednisone-induced insomnia and his Instagram account is the second best thing to happen to me in the month of May, after that aforementioned egg chair.

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I lead a double life. When I’m not blogging about makeup here, I am a full-time working makeup artist. Here in the midwest, the weather is finally becoming warmer and that means I’m working outdoors on photo and video shoots for my job.

When I am working on this shoots, I do makeup for the talent and then stay on set for the duration of the shoot. I feel beyond grateful that I get to do this for a job and I carry that gratitude in my heart every single minute of these shoots.

That being said, this past week, I worked on two shoots outdoors in hot sunshine, including 93 degrees and humidity. I have a 2-day outdoor shoot next week too. On these jobs, it’s up to me to ensure that the talent’s makeup stays intact, and not only that, but my own, so that I can still look professional on set.

Here are some heat proof makeup products and techniques that have made my job easier and my own makeup look better all day too.

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Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer

Full disclosure: I didn’t like this primer on myself. I have very dry skin and this seemed to absorb any hint of shine that even tried to pop through. That being said, when I used it on clients lately with oily skin and those in the hot sunshine, I really felt like it shined and did it’s job.

Glossier Wowder

This is a powder that really performs for me in the warmer months but that I do find a bit drying for winter. When I set my makeup with this, it stays the most intact all day on nonstop, hot days. I focus on pressing it into my t-zone and can looking forward to matte-ness for hours to come.

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Temptu Airbrush

While this is a bit of an extreme solution, it may be worth investing in if you find yourself needing a heat-proof face often. I do airbrush makeup on most of my brides and outdoor commercial shoots because it’s the most indestructible. Temptu’s handheld gun the Temptu Air is a consumer-friendly version of what I do on set.

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CoverGirl Flourish

Glossier Lash Slick was my go-to for zero smudging or flaking in high heat. However, this week, I realized how similarly the Covergirl Flourish performed. Both are great choices for hot weather days.

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Cooling Setting Spray

This is a must-have for hot weather. While I love the original Urban Decay All Nighter, the Chill version is great for hot temps because it actually has temperature control technology.

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Blotting Papers

Resist the urge to powder when you start to look shiny. Instead, absorb the sweat and oil with a portable blotting paper like these. Instead of layering on more product, which can create the dreaded caking effect, absorb the moisture and move on. I like to use blotting papers on set to pick up on shine on hot spots and the talent appreciates not being doused in more makeup too.

Necklace Fan

I think this might be my new favorite thing. This is what it sounds like; a fan on a necklace. The best part is that it shoots up at the wearer. It can also be used to quickly dry setting spray, lash glue or be worn backwards to keep the back of your neck cool.

Tips to Remember
  • Similar to how you dress for warm weather, the less layers of product, the better.
  • The less emollient the product, the better.
  • Blot more than you powder for maintenance.
  • If you have truly oily skin, and I don’t just mean combo skin, you can use this technique. Buff a setting powder into the t-zone before foundation. Don’t use a lot and make sure to but it only into that area in small circular motions. Apply you foundation over that and then set again with powder.
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Wake Up For Makeup by Ivy Boyd - 2w ago

I could give you a 30 minute makeup tutorial. I’m a beauty chef of sorts and I could serve that right up.

But do you have 30 minutes to do your makeup tomorrow morning?
I bet most of you don’t. Even if you do, you’d probably rather spend most of that time sleeping. I would.

So instead, let’s talk about 5 easy, achievable makeup tweaks you can totally do, the next time you do your makeup, and look better for it.

I want to meet you where you are, give you things you can actually execute. You can totally do all 5 of these things. I believe in you and you should too.

Make Concealer Look More Natural

Instead of using a flat brush or your fingers to apply your under eye concealer, try a fluffy brush. Choose an eyeshadow brush like this, using small buffing motions and remember to back down the brush handle for a light, diffused effect. Make sure to look up and buff out the lash line area too.

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Pro Tip

If you get a crease before setting with powder, instead of smoothing it with the brush, potentially adding more product, or adding oils via your fingers, use a pointed cotton swab and remove product just in the crease itself.

Switch up your eyeliner
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Demolition

If you usually wear back liner, try a dark brown. Dark brown is so underrated. I love that it stays warm when smudged out vs. black liner which often becomes gray. I love Urban Decay’s Demolition and Glossier Play’s Colorslide in Brack.

Glossier Play Colorslide in Brack

If you already wear dark brown or gray, first of all, don’t wear grey again. Try a deep plum or wine. Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Gel Pen in Mulbery and Glossier Play’s Colorslide in Disaster Class are 2 of my absolute faves, especially for green/hazel eyes.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Mulberry Matte
Glossier Play Colorslide in Disaster Class
Apply a Real Life Filter

As the last step in your makeup routine, lightly buff on a finishing powder, not a setting powder, for an instant soft focus filter. Concentrate on areas you have larger pores or fine lines only. For me, this is my cheeks and forehead. Over-applying a finishing powder can cause flashback in photos so save this for daytime events and use a light hand.

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Make your bronzer work harder

Add a little of your favorite bronzer to the crease of your eye for a more balanced look. It just pulls everything together and makes your look feel intentional. I strongly suggest you do this with a matte bronzer, not shimmery.

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I also love a wash of matte bronzer applied all over the lid and into the crease for an effortless, natural but enhanced look.

Get Lit From Within

Apply a liquid or cream highlighter on the high points of your face, under your foundation for a lit-from-within glow. This is really great for minimizing texture since the highlighter isn’t sitting on top of your peach fuzz, wrinkles, pores, etc.

Glossier Niteshine

I like to do this with the Glossier Play Niteshine.

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I hope this blog post inspires you to try something new, do something different. Just try it and see how you feel. That’s all I ask really.

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I’ve reviewed Milk Makeup products before and despite not loving everything I tried, I was definitely open to trying more. Some brands, you just root for, ya know?

Here’s what I tried. I purchased all of it with my own money.

I ordered a few more things and spent last a month test driving them all. I’m here to tell you about the good, the great and the it’s a no for me dawgs.

Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation in Golden Light Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation

Described as “flawless full coverage with a lightweight, serum-like feel” and the shade Golden Light described as “light with warm golden undertones”, I felt like the Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation was a sure bet.

Milk Makeup Flex Concealer in Light, Blur Liquid Matte Foundation in Golden Light

It looks good in the tube, yes? It looks yellow enough. It looks like the right depth. It looks really perfect actually.

But damn iiiit. The color isn’t right for me. The depth is good but the shade isn’t nearly yellow enough. Keep in mind, I’m not the norm. I am not only a yellow undertone, but to an extreme, leaning green. Most brands don’t cater to that and it’s ok.

I can’t recommend it based on the lack of yellow undertone, the same issue I had with their Flex Concealer in Light.

Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Hotel Lobby, Gig

I already knew I loved the Eye Pigment so I wanted to try another shade, choosing Hotel Lobby for it’s pale not silver-not gold-metallic neutral quality.

I just love it. It’s such a unique shade, not too silvery or white on me and the wear of these just can’t be beat. I totally recommend it.

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer First, the good.

I really like the texture of the Hydro Grip Primer because it feels like aloe vera gel. True to it’s name, there’s a slight grippiness but nothing excessively sticky. I like that it contained hyaluronic acid, cannabis seed extract and blue agave.

Now, for the bad.

There is an odd scent though that I can only describe as mild formaldehyde. So weird right? It doesn’t contain it; don’t worry.

Performance wise, even when my dry skin was well-hydrated, instead of making my makeup look better, it created texture that actually made my foundation look worse. My makeup was breaking up more than usual vs. wearing longer.

Such a bummer. I do not recommend.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Werk

I can’t decide between this and the Eye Pigments but the Lip + Cheek might be my favorite Milk Makeup product. The texture is so beautifully buttery which makes blending on cheeks a breeze, feels like a balm on lips and I’ve even used it on my eyelids which I love too.

The color Werk is described as a Dusty Rose and though it’s more pinky than I expected, it’s just such a fresh, healthy look. Absolutely love this.
I totally recommend it.

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I hope this review has been helpful. It was a real half and half situation, wasn’t it? The things I love from Milk, I really love. The things I don’t, are turds.

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I always look forward to writing these favorite posts, reflecting back on all the beauty products I’ve enjoyed using during my daily life the past month.

This past month, I’ve been doing a lot of prom makeup and wedding makeup. When I haven’t been doing those things, I’ve been trying to spend time with my hilarious husband (of 10 years next month!) and my 2 hilarious cats. I love them all so much.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek

I absolutely love multi-purpose products and the Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek stick is no exception. The texture is buttery and smooth, but not oily or sticky. It feels hydrating when used on the lips, but not too tacky to use on the cheeks, and even the eyelids as I’ve been doing. See how I use it in this tutorial video on my IGTV.

Colorescience Face Shield SPF 50

I’m really making an effort not to slack on my SPF game. This mineral sunscreen absorbs easily and wears well under makeup. It could potentially leave a cast on deeper skin tones, just an FYI, but for me, it’s all good.

Fleur & Bee Eyes Eyes Baby

Fleur & Bee is a brand new, clean skincare line and I’ve been checking out their stuff in the past month. So far, the product I like best is this eye cream. It’s the perfect texture because it absorbs so easily, unlike some I’ve tried that sit on the skin or pill.

Non-Beauty Faves Drinking

Limitless Lightly Caffeinated Sparkling Water
It’s weird, but I haven’t really been enjoying coffee lately. Does that ever happen to anyone else? I still very much need caffeine though so I’m very into what Limitless is bringing to the table.

San Pellegrino Momenti Clementine & Peach
OMG these are so good and refreshing! They are just begging to be incorporated into a wine spritzer but they’re simply delicious on their own too.

Wearing

Kayley Melissa x Kitsch Shower Cap
I don’t remember the last time I owned a shower cap, but I’m not sure why because I needed one! I am so glad I ordered this, for a few reasons. It’s made for people with lots of hair, like me, it keeps all the water out and I love Kayley Melissa. I’ve learned so much from her darling hair tutorials and I really believe she deserves all her success.

Watching

Beyonce’s Homecoming, repeatedly and compulsively.
Nothing else matters. I’ve watched in 4.5 times thus far and show no signs of stopping. Jake joked that he was going to change the Netflix password because I needed to go into Yonce Rehab. Oh, and when I’m not watching it, I’m listening to the live album on Spotify.

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The right makeup brushes can make all the difference between a makeup application that looks polished and profesh or like legit and total garbage.

Makeup brushes pick up pigment, disperse and diffuse it onto the skin. The quality, material and and shape of the bristles provide different effects and a well-rounded brush collection has a variety. I enjoy brushes in a range of price points as well.

Left to right: Real Techniques, Cozzette, Sephora PRO, Sigma, Sonia Kashuk, It Cosmetics

The brushes below are staples in my freelance kit, therefore, what I love using on clients, but I would just as happily use them myself too. There are a variety of price points so a lil somethin’ fur all y’alls.

Real Techniques

Founded by the adorable Pixiwoo sisters Sam and Nic, Real Techniques is a line that has remained one of the very best affordable brush brands in the game. All of the brushes are synthetic, great quality and perhaps best of all, accessible, available at Ulta, Target, Walgreens, CVS, etc

I will say; I prefer their face brushes to their eye brushes as I find those true perform the best.

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Standout Brushes Cozzette

I first met founder Roque Cozzette at The Makeup Show Chicago. I approached the Cozzette booth, having heard nothing but rave reviews of his brushes. I purchased several in unique shapes that didn’t already exist in my collection. I was more than happy with the line.

The Cozzette brushes are synthetic, but don’t feel that way at all. I really feel like they make my applications easier and more enjoyable.

Standout Brushes Sephora PRO

Back when I worked at Sephora, I would buy 1 brush per week with my discount to build up my collection. I purchased brushes from Sephora’s PRO collection and these have lasted longer than any other brush in my arsenal. They are so well made, never ever shed, and really perform.

Make sure the brush has the word PRO in the name because Sephora does have a basic line as well.

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Standout Brushes Sonia Kashuk

Though it’s namesake creator Sonia Kashuk is no longer involved with the brand and the color cosmetics have been phased out, their makeup brushes remain super strong.

My Sonia Kashuk brushes from Target have worn extremely well and their seasonal brush sets often go on sale, making them an incredible value.

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Standout Brushes It Cosmetics

As a brand overall, It Cosmetics doesn’t really excite me. However, their brushes are probably my favorite synthetic brushes overall.

It’s weird how their products underwhelm me but their brushes are so unparalleled. They aren’t cheap, but definitely worth it.

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Standout Brushes Sigma Beauty

Sigma has been offering cruelty free, vegan brushes made with their special SigMax and SigmaTech fibers since 2009. The brush handles are made from responsibly-sourced wood and they offer a really wide variety of shapes and sets.

Standout Brushes

I hope you enjoyed reading about some of my favorite makeup brushes. Please think of me when I’m washing all 4,000 of them on a Friday night.

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The right makeup brushes can make all the difference between a makeup application that looks polished and profesh or like legit and total garbage.

Makeup brushes pick up pigment, disperse and diffuse it onto the skin. The quality, material and and shape of the bristles provide different effects and a well-rounded brush collection has a variety. I enjoy brushes in a range of price points as well.

The brushes below are staples in my freelance kit, therefore, what I love using on clients, but I would just as happily use them myself too. There are a variety of price points so a lil somethin’ fur all y’alls.

Left to right: Real Techniques, Cozzette, Sephora PRO, Sigma, Sonia Kashuk, It Cosmetics Real Techniques

Founded by the adorable Pixiwoo sisters Sam and Nic, Real Techniques is a line that has remained one of the very best affordable brush brands in the game. All of the brushes are synthetic, great quality and perhaps best of all, accessible, available at Ulta, Target, Walgreens, CVS, etc.

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Standout Brushes Cozzette

I first met founder Roque Cozzette at The Makeup Show Chicago. I approached the Cozzette booth, having heard nothing but rave reviews of his brushes. I purchased several in unique shapes that didn’t already exist in my collection. I was more than happy with the line.

The Cozzette brushes are synthetic, but don’t feel that way at all. I really feel like they make my applications easier and more enjoyable.

Standout Brushes Sephora PRO

Back when I worked at Sephora, I would buy 1 brush per week with my discount to build up my collection. I purchased brushes from Sephora’s PRO collection and these have lasted longer than any other brush in my arsenal. They are so well made, never ever shed, and really perform.

Make sure the brush has the word PRO in the name because Sephora does have a basic line as well.

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Standout Brushes Sonia Kashuk

Though it’s namesake creator Sonia Kashuk is no longer involved with the brand and the color cosmetics have been phased out, their makeup brushes remain super strong.

My Sonia Kashuk brushes from Target have worn extremely well and their seasonal brush sets often go on sale, making them an incredible value.

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Standout Brushes It Cosmetics

As a brand overall, It Cosmetics doesn’t really excite me. However, their brushes are probably my favorite synthetic brushes overall.

It’s weird how their products underwhelm me but their brushes are so unparalleled. They aren’t cheap, but definitely worth it.

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Standout Brushes Sigma Beauty

Sigma has been offering cruelty free, vegan brushes made with their special SigMax and SigmaTech fibers since 2009. The brush handles are made from responsibly-sourced wood and they offer a really wide variety of shapes and sets.

Standout Brushes

I hope you enjoyed reading about some of my favorite makeup brushes. Please think of me when I’m washing all 4,000 of them on a Friday night.

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Wake Up For Makeup by Ivy Boyd - 1M ago

It’s spring time and we have another Sephora sale upon us. Double yay. I’ve rounded up some fresh and tasty picks so you get the most for your money.

Here are the key dates so you don’t forget. Mark your cals, kids.

April 26 – May 6

20% off for Rouge members

May 2 – May 6

15% off for VIB members
10% off Beauty Insiders

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Whether you’re stocking up on skincare, trying new products you’re curious about or rehabbing your makeup stash, I hope you take advantage of the Sephora sale.

I’d love to see what you get so feel free to tag me on Instagram so I can get excited with you.

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Wake Up For Makeup by Ivy Boyd - 1M ago

Whether it’s capturing every moment via smartphone or hiring a professional photographer to document life’s events, looking photo ready has become a higher priority for the general population.

As a makeup artist, I do client’s makeup for photos all the time, headshots, family photos, senior photos, etc. While I think it’s ideal to hire an experienced artist for your session, should you find yourself needing to create a camera-friendly look on your own, I got you.

While some things will vary based on the type of photos you’re having done, professional headshots vs. boudoir for example, these are the basic techniques I use in makeup for photos.

Eyes

A great basic look would be a matte mid tone shadow in the crease, a lighter matte on the lid and a soft, smudged out brown or black liner.

Eyeshadow

Matte eyeshadows will photograph better than shimmers. They are the safe way to go. If all you have is sparkle, a matte bronzer can look really pretty as eyeshadow, especially in the crease.

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Color wise, warm neutrals like tan, taupe, mauve, etc. flatter most eye colors. Avoid anything gray as it will do nothing for your eye color. Honestly, I plan to write an entire post about why I hate gray eyeshadow, but that’s a story for another day.

Eyeliner

If you don’t usually wear eyeliner, try a dark brown pencil, try to get the line as close to your lashes as possible and smudge it out so it’s soft. On the lower lash line, choose a mid or dark tone shadow vs. a liner to avoid a hard edge. 

Liner should thicken and define your lash line. A thinner line will always photograph more naturally and when in doubt, smudge it out.

If your eyes are red and/or you want to make them look bigger, use a flesh tone, but not white eyeliner in your waterline. The NYX Wonder Pencil is great for this.

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Lashes

Lifted lashes are like opening the curtains to the windows of your soul. Open yours by using an eyelash curler followed by your favorite mascara.

Even if you don’t usually apply mascara to your lower lashes, I’d suggest it for photos. Your lashes frame your eyes and defining the bottom lashes as well as the top creates balanced definition.

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My favorite lash curler of all time is this one from Kevyn Aucoin. I have a tutorial on how to use it here.

If you’ve never applied false lashes, today is not the day to try. Photographers will curse you as they try to finagle a lash strip that is lifting up in your photos or shiny glue.

Brows

The outer third of your eyebrows can get lost in photo lighting so it helps to reinforce them, even if you don’t normally. If done properly, defining your brows can make your forehead look smaller and your nose appear thinner.

If you already have a decent amount of brow hair, a powder is all you need. If you lack brow hair, a pencil will help to recreate the hair strokes. 

When choosing a color for your brows, look at the roots of your hair. Remember: very few people have warmth in their brows and an ashy taupe tends to work well for most.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills line of brow products have the most accurate color range I’ve found. Taupe works well for blondes, Soft Brown for light brown or dark blonde hair and Medium Brown for brunettes similar to myself.

Skin Foundation

Even if you don’t normally wear foundation or concealer, you’ll want to even things out and conceal redness. Photographers are often talented editors but redness is one thing they say is a challenge, no matter want.

If you are especially prone to redness, either from rosacea or just perma-rosy cheeks, try this primer from Stila. It’s amazing for canceling out redness, allowing you to use less foundation.

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I recommend a satin finish foundation, set with translucent powder. Most BB and CC creams have SPF so be careful with that as flash photography can create a white cast.

Unless you are extremely oily, meaning shiny within minutes, avoid super matte finishes. Your face should have some luminosity and dimension to it. 

Take what is left on your foundation brush, sponge or hands and make sure to go under your jawline and down your neck if need be. Better to be wearing makeup on your neck than to have a floating head in pictures! AMIRITE?!

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Applying foundation and concealer with a damp beautyblender will ensure you have no brush strokes and give you as close of an airbrushed finished as possible.

Concealer

I don’t really know anyone getting a full 8 hours of sleep at night so we can all use a little under eye brightening.

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If you find that your under eye circles are really pronounced, instead of layering on tons of concealer, use a color corrector first to knock out the initial darkness. For blue/brown circles, choose a peach like Becca Under eye Brightening Concentrate and for purple/red, use a yellow.

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Blush

Add more cheek color than you feel comfortable with. If it looks a little much in real life, it’s likely just right for photos. I’ve never looked at someone’s photo who’s makeup I did and thought, “I wish I would have done less blush.”

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For blush, placement is going to be key for adding lift to the face. Focus on keeping blush above the end of your nose, sweeping up and back. It doesn’t always work to smile and apply since our cheeks often raise when we smile, and drop back down when serious. If you’ll be taking some serious photos sans smiles, this is definitely something to consider.

Bronzer

If you’re feeling like a pale whale, a light, matte bronzer can help to warm up the complexion but use a light hand. We aren’t try to give ourselves a full face tan. Look at the high planes of your face, where the sun would hit first and naturally be darker, i.e. the top of the forehead/headline, temples, cheeks. 

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Highlighter

Skip the shimmery highlight. It will likely reflect too much light and cause more of a bright white spot (a nightmare for photographers to edit). It can also accentuate the texture of skin in photos so I’d make sure your blush or bronzer isn’t sparkly. 

Setting

A translucent setting powder that is safe for HD cameras will mattify and set your makeup. I always use RCMA No Color Powder on clients but I’ve also enjoyed CoverFX Mattifying, Glo Beauty Luminous Setting Powder and Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

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A setting spray will not only keep your makeup perfectly in place but helps to mesh all of the makeup together better, giving everything a more skin-like finish in the end.

Lips

If you’re a bold lip person on the regular person, go for it, but if not, a shade 1-2 shades darker than your lip color is a safe bet. I’ll list a few below that I really like in photos.

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A super matte lip can photograph flat but super glossy lips can create too bright of highlights and get stuck in your hair. A cream lipstick is a good bet. Avoid metallics/frosts.

If you’re concerned about longevity with your lip color, apply a more long wearing liquid lipstick and then apply a cream lipstick to the center so that your lips still have a little hint of sheen but the staying power below.

Lip Liner

Lip liner is a great way to define your lips and give your smile all the focus. As we age, the lip line can get a little receded and blurry (omg, so fun right?!) so a liner can help define that shape and highlight your best asset in any photo-your smile! 

Choose a shade that matches your lip color or is only slightly darker. Some of my favorites are below.

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Before your photos
  • Stick your index finger in your mouth and pull it straight out. If you have any lipstick on the inside of your lips, this will remove it, preventing it from getting stuck on your teeth.
  • Remember to use a (stainless steel or plastic!) straw if you’re drinking a beverage before your shoot to prevent your lipstick from getting destroyed.
  • If you notice shine, instead of powdering, use a blotting sheet to absorb excess oil without adding additional layers of makeup.
  • If you have a cold or allergies and need to blow your nose, make sure to bring a little concealer or foundation with you to touch up in case.
  • Take a photo of yourself facing a natural light window to evaluate your makeup before calling it good.
Important things to remember
  • Aging is a privilege denied to many. If you have laugh and smile lines, how lovely that you have laughed and smiled!
  • If you have children, they will love these photos of you someday no matter what you think of them. I promise you that.
  • If your smile is real, nothing else will matter.
  • Celebrities are photoshopped and Photoshop is a privilege you have access to as well.
  • Makeup will get you to the finish line and lighting and editing will take you across it.

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