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yes. I generally use matte shades when photos are taken, subtle shine on the lips and no light diffusing foundation ..makes ya look like a ghost! I focus more on definition of features and contouring is my best friend

I chage the color products… some flash lights from cameras make everything look more “white” so i use a darke shade of concealer on my eyes and use a little bit more bronzer on my face, neck and body…

Not so much if it’s a casual photography, i.e. taking pictures with friends at a nightout, birthday party pics, etc., but for more formal occasions I usually run to my MA at MAC and get made over. She tends to focus on eyelines and contour when doing so, while I normally focus on eyeshadow colors.

Only when going for pro photos. Try and watch what colors I use, conceal-conceal-conceal anything that needs to be, and contour and highlight in all the right spots 🙂

I actually make sure I -don’t- use matte foundation. Light does not reflect off of my skin tone so I use a “glo” foundation to create that effect for the flash. It makes me look airbrushed.

After looking at some old pictures of myself and learning the hard way I know now;

– Not to use eyeshadow that is too metallic or shimmery to avoid the discobal look.
– Not using a lipstick that is too light, since my lips seem to disappear due to the flash.
– To use a little more bronzer since the flash always makes me look ghostly white.

I use non mineralized products, full coverage foundation, darker and more pigmented lipsticks.

I have a 1,001 different makeup styles so it pretty much varies depending on the day and my mood.

100% yes. most of my friends are photographers and we have a photoshoot at just about every party we throw. i make sure to make my skin look as perfect as possible and go for more dramatic looks since the strobes (flash) tend to wash out makeup.

it can kind of get annoying because i feel like i constantly have a camera in my face and i don’t like seeing pictures that aren’t up to my standards.

yes definitely. I don’t use any face product with spf (ghost face killah!) and I contour and highlight more. I also prefer that my face isn’t too matte, so I use temptu’s s/b foundation and la mer’s powder for a bit of a glow and a highlighter, but I’m careful not to go overboard since the camera picks up shine like a mutha! I also make sure to blend out any harsh lines anywhere…foundation on the jawline, contour lines, eyeshadow. I agree with ^leslieKat, I hate seeing pics of myself that are anything less than flattering!

I’d use some powder to eliminate shine and matte eye shadows. Also, I’d make an effort to use concealer. Other than that, the routine is the same.

Depends on the type of photography. If it’s just casual photos with my friends, i.e. with our own cameras, then I just do my makeup the way I normally do it. If we’re going to a special event, I like to focus on perfecting the skin with medium coverage foundation that doesn’t contain any SPF or light-reflecting properties. I prefer neutral, matte eyeshadow shades since shimmer doesn’t photograph well on my asian/hooded eyes. Also, to highlight, I avoid using MSFs or anything with strong shimmer and instead dot some MAC strobe lotion along my cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and browbone. And, of course, I make sure to contour. If I know I’m going to be professionally photographed, I go to a MUA to get my makeup done. =)

yes, I do my eyes more smoked out and just use more foundation/mineral makeup. I don’t take a good pic anyway, but I find this helps to make my eyes look bigger (I have small peepers). I also don’t wear really dark lipstick, more a medium shade or lighter with gloss.
And also for me, NO black near my face! totally washes me out…

I don’t bother changing my makeup routine for pictures.
I don’t really wear foundation anyways, so I don’t want to cake my face up for a picture – I pretty much am okay with my skin imperfections, and it doesn’t bother me when they are photographed and seen by others, since they are seen in person anyways haha. And I tend to edit my pictures anyways, change the lighting and adjust the colour levels in images to make them a little more flattering in general.
I don’t really think it’s needed for me to try and look my best when I don’t really care if I look attractive or just normal in my pictures! i’d rather my friends see me in my true form, and that way I am not looking uncomfortable due to the makeup.

Definitely, no face products with SPF in them, and minimal frost/glittery e/s and face product.

Not if it’s “just” casual photos like at parties and such 😉
But when I do makeup on brides or for photo shoots I definitely try to think about what works on camera and what doesn’t 😉

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