Face: use a shine-proof foundation and concealer under the eyes
Stop the appearance of shiny patches with a loose powder mineral makeup like Nude by Nature Mineral Powder $39.95. This will prevent your complexion from looking blotchy or greasy. If you wear a liquid foundation, try using Nude by Nature Mineral Finishing Veil $39.95 to set the foundation and stops any oily spots appearing.
Brighten under your eyes and look refreshed. Use a concealer that’s a shade lighter than your normal skin tone. L’Oreal’s Lumi Magique Concealer $27.95 has a soft brush like applicator for easy use. Use the applicator tip to follow the lines down from the inner corner of each eye and then blend outwards.
Eyes and Brows: wear a matte eyeshadow and always shape and infill your brows
Matte eyeshadows are the most flattering choice for photos as anything that shimmers will accentuate wrinkles and texture. Shimmering eyeshadows have also been known to show up in photos as white spots. Try Napoleon Perdis Eye Palette Sculpture $39 for a soft matte finish.
Shaped eyebrows help frame your eyes and define features by highlighting your eye shape. Don’t stress if you haven’t mastered the art of brows. Head to the Benefit Brow Bar in Myer for the best tips and tricks on shaping the perfect brow. Or try it yourself with Benefit Gimme Brow $39 and Goof Proof Brow Pencil $42.
Lips: define the outline of your lips and wear a matte lipstick
Lip definition is a must for the perfect pout. Always use a lip liner that matches the colour of your lipstick, or try a nude shade to help keep lipstick from seeping out onto your skin. Not only does lip liner define your lips, it can also make your lips look fuller. Try the Retractable Lip Liner by NXY Cosmetics $9.95
Just like your eyes, matte lipsticks are far more flattering on your lips in photos than one with a high sheen, especially when using a lip liner to define the outline of your lips. High shine lip gloss and lip sticks often leave white dots on your lips in photos and make your lips look less full. Revlon have just released their new Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour $23.95 in a wide variety of beautiful colours, just in time for Christmas.
Teeth: make those pearly whites shine
Nothing is more attractive in a photo that a beautiful set of pearly whites. Pitt Street Dental in Sydney uses the latest in technology to whiten your teeth. Check out our story on White Teeth for Summer, where we test drove the new Zoom Teeth Whitener.
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