There are a few pictures in life that are immortalized, like candid shots in newspaper clippings, ID photos and school photos in the yearbook. When it comes to senior portraits, it’s important to carefully create a look that reflects personality and style. Below are a few tips and tricks on what products to choose and how to apply makeup for a senior portrait.
Setting Powder: Translucent powders work best for photo shoots, but pigmented powders can work well too. Apply a thin layer of powder to set the foundation so your skin appears flawless instead of oily. Be sure that the powder matches your skintone and sweep it across the T-zone including the nose, forehead, chin and cheeks.
Black or Brown Eyeliner: A black pencil liner swept across the upper lashline can give just enough definition to the eye. If black is too harsh, opt for a brown pencil which creates a more natural yet defined look. Don’t run eyeliner on the bottom lash line because smudges or runs are more prominent in photographs than in real life. If you usually fully line the eyes then only sweep a little bit of mascara on the bottom lashes.
Black Waterproof Mascara: Whether you’re in a studio or shooting outside, there may be harsh light that can cause watery eyes. Waterproof mascara will help prevent mascara from running.
Lip Gloss: The lips are the one place that a shiny product may be used. Choose a neutral gloss color in either nude or pink. This will make the lips appear full and luscious.
By: Flannery Underwood | Image: Source