Makeup Tips and Tricks to Use When Shooting A New Profile Pic
Now that you have the right wardrobe, you want make sure that you have the right makeup. Here are some easy to follow makeup guidelines that can either break or make the look.
*Remember that you want “natural-looking” makeup, but that doesn’t necessarily mean light makeup.
- Make sure that the foundation you’re using is the closest color match to your face, neck and chest area.
- Liquid foundation is best. If you can use an oil-free matte formula, it looks the best in photographs. Avoid “sheer” aka BB cream or light coverage formulas and powder/compact foundations, which all don’t give the right amount of coverage.
- Don’t be afraid to use a matte powder to set the look at the end and to do touch ups to keep from looking too shiny
- No shimmer or glitter!!!
- Wax or pluck your eyebrows a few days before the shoot so that it’s not red or irritated the day of
- Fill in your brows so there are no patchy spots and its dark, even in natural light
- Wear a darker shade of mascara or false lashes to accent your eyes
- Use a blush color that is one shade darker than the color you normally wear and make sure that there is no distinct line of where the blush ends.
- Using the chart, the color of the lips should be one shade darker than the best look in person. The lips should be shifted in the direction of darker red.
- Also, lip gloss is often effective in making the lips fuller.
When in doubt and if you’re investing in professional photos, we highly recommend that you source a professional and experienced makeup artist
If you still don’t have the perfect wardrobe for your portfolio picture, check out our post here.
Lucy Fang started her career in the world of modeling in high school with commercial, print and runway work in Florida. After graduating with a B.A. in communications, she discovered the excitement of promotional modeling and worked with a variety of international brands. Her years of modeling give her a unique perspective of the hair and make up needs for headshot and profile photos.