Thursday, September 24, 2015

Picture Day Tips~!

Hey Guys~!

For a lot of things in life, school ID, driver's licences, passports, etc, we need pictures taken. Today I'll be sharing some makeup and fashion tips to help you take the best picture possible. There won't be anything here about angles or lighting, because sometimes you have to take pictures head on. So let's start~~!

Makeup Tip #1: Don't Use Any Foundation or Powder with SPF 20 or Higher

This will cause your face to appear lighter than the rest of your body. It will look like your face doesn't belong to your body, and if you're pale like me you will look like a ghost. Instead, use something with either no SPF or low SPF, that way your face won't reflect light and look too light.

Makeup Tip #2: Don't Cover Your Face in Makeup

This may be tempting, especially if you have problematic skin. But photographers usually can/will touch up your photographs. Also you don't want your face to look powdery or to look overdone in general. Use makeup to enhance your beauty, not to hide it. 

Makeup Tip #3: If You Have Never Worn Makeup, Watch a Few Tutorials to Learn Basic Looks and Techniques

Shameless plug for my YouTube Channel, I have a few makeup tutorials posted there, so {click here} to watch them. Find someone whose makeup you like, have similar skin tone {this will help you find what products and colors look best on you}, or if you have time before your photograph just experiment with makeup. If you have a friend who wears makeup, as them to help you create a simple look. 

Fashion Tip #1: Don't Blend Into Your Background

If you have a choice or know what color the background of your photograph will be, don't wear that same color. For my school ID, the background is usually grey, so I wear colors that pop, like mint green or raspberry pink. 

Fashion Tip #2: Get Someone Else's Opinion on Your Outfit

You may like what you have selected, but it's always good to get a second opinion. I'll either ask my friends or parents, because they might have a better idea that I do. Or if you have no clue what to wear, get someone to help you. 

I hope you all enjoyed today's post~! Share your tips and tricks for taking photos in the comments below. I have my picture day next week, so wish me luck. Thank you guys so much for reading and I'll see you at my next post.



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  1. These are great tips! Especially about SPF! I've had the dreaded ghost face one too many times!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  2. AAA Thanks for sharing I needed this<3 you have an amazing blog. Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x


  3. Lovely blog post, it would have been helpful if I came here years back! Hahaha >.<

    Celly | Asian Beauty and Makeup Blog

  4. great post
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  5. Very helpful, informative post. =) I lol'd at some of the pictures =P You have such a cute little blog, I love the anime theme <3 <3 <3

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  6. Great tips:) I like this post:)
    follow you back:)

  7. Really good tips! :) I tend not to put much make up on anyways (just a bit of concealer, lipgloss and mascara), but what I do when I'm having my picture taken is to just put more mascara on than usual. It really shows on the photo :) xx

  8. Lovely tips!! Thanks for sharing these great tips!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  9. Some great and very useful tips, thanks for sharing!

    Musings & More

  10. Great tips! I never heard that SPF makes you look paler, thanks for sharing! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

  11. cute blog post :)

  12. Oh thanks for this very useful post darling

  13. Great tips! They are so obvious but so many people forget about these things, even the best of us haha :)
    Thanks for popping into my blog. Make sure to stay tuned girlie ;)
    xox Nadia

  14. Great tips!! love your blog
    i follow you ^^

  15. Definitely agree with all these tips, I should have read this when I was still in elementary and high school... my pictures are ALWAYS WTF. LOL. ;_;
    Junniku blog!

  16. ohh! you learning to drive now? :D
    haha these tips are great! Here, we have to wear uniform for highschool ^^
    xx Charmaine

    Charrmyn || Sapphire 8 in 1 Curler Review

  17. This was such a fun post, less is definitely more when it comes to makeup and picture days :) Although good amount of under eye concealer is always a must for me :)

    Thirteen Thoughts


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