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I do, for the blog, and before the blog, I shared them with various makeup communities. Taking photos is actually what helped me improve the most, because you really learn where your weak areas are and everything looks worse close-up than it does in person – so if you can get it right on camera, it’s even better in person.

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Yes I do take pictures of my makeup. It actually helps me improve my techniques especially blending. I think if you starting out in makeup taking pictures is very important to help you improve. When I get really good with apply makeup then maybe I will have the courage to start sharing with my fellow makeup blogging communities instead of just friends and family.

No, I don’t even have a digital camera. If I did I’d probably take a few pics to show friends my collection or a new product I bought.

On occasion. Photographs make it easy to see what I am doing right. And where I need to improve.

I have been thinking of sharing my makeup looks on my blog. I just don’t think I am quite ready to go there, yet. 🙂

Not really. For one, my camera is total crap at taking close-ups. Clear close-ups are one in a million. Two, I just don’t think about it most of the time.

Ugh. I really wanted to start a blog or YT channel, but when I attempt to take pictures of my makeup and then look at them, I always end up instantly hitting the delete button. Just not photogenic, I guess.

I do but not very often. I only take photos whenever I’m doing a really dramatic or bright look. Otherwise, I’d only take a mental photo of it and the products I used.

Yes, but only because I blog! I agree, it’s made me do my makeup differently… For instance, I always do something with my brows now, since they looked ok in real life, but terrible in pictures! Before I started blogging, I didn’t take pictures of my makeup, though.

Sometimes, yes. I like to share the best looks on my tumblr, but I need a better camera if I really want to use the pics more.

Sometimes for my blog, but mostly for the close-up inspection ability. I don’t think my liner skills will ever be all that awesome, though, so I like that not-so-close-up still looks better, lol

“Taking photos is actually what helped me improve the most, because you really learn where your weak areas are”

This. I take pictures of almost all my make-up, unless it’s the sort of look I do every day, just so I will see what areas I should work on. So far, I seriously need to do something with my cut crease technique! The “cut” is so hard to get even on both sides, and to place where it suits your eyeshape! Ugh.

I don’t have a blog but once in a while when I think I’ve managed a nice look I take photos for myself and make a list of the products I’ve used so I can do the same look again. It’s so hard to remember them all.

I’d like to have a beauty blog but I’m lacking confidence.

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