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5 Tips for a Camera-Ready Makeup Look

Posted on February 16 2022

5 Tips for a Camera-Ready Makeup Look

Whether you’re going live on Instagram, hopping on an important Zoom call, prepping for a family photo session or simply snapping some fire selfies, we all want to face the lens looking our best. But has your well-planned makeup look ever appeared less-than-stellar when it’s all said and done?

Prep for your next photo op by checking out these five can’t-miss tips to ensure that your makeup is camera-ready. 

Always Start With Moisturizer
Good makeup always starts with good skin care, and finding a great all purpose moisturizer is key. Well-prepped, nourished skin will ensure that your base is hydrated and ensure that your makeup doesn’t flake or melt on camera.

Shop it: Balancing Moisturizer

Don’t Skip Face Primer
A great face primer will prep your skin for makeup while evening out and blurring the appearance of any imperfections, fine lines, and deep pores—and it will help your makeup stay in place longer. If your skin tone is particularly uneven, we’d suggest using a color corrector as well.

Shop it: Face Primer

Find the Perfect Powder
Reach for a satin or matte powder to reduce any shininess on your face—especially in your T-zone—that a camera flash or a ring light will tend to highlight. The key here is to make sure you find your perfect shade match that has a natural finish. The product should be lightweight so that it doesn’t appear caked-on and the color should blend seamlessly into the edge of your face. 

Shop it: Dual Powder Foundation, Mosaic Illuminator, Mineral Powder

Make Blush Your BFF
There’s nothing worse than looking washed out on camera, and the right shade of blush can work wonders. We’d recommend choosing a powder formula to avoid excess shine and applying it a bit more liberally than you would for everyday. 

Shop it: Powder Blush, Mineral Blush, Mineral Bronzer

Spritz On Setting Spray
Lock in your look and get ready for action with a setting spray, which is designed to keep your makeup in place all day (or night) long. After applying your makeup—lip products included—hold the setting spray about a foot from your face and (with your eyes closed) evenly spritz your entire face.

Shop it: Sea Mineral Hydra Mist

Ready to head out the door or jump on camera? Be sure to do a test shot beforehand with and without flash so you can make any makeup adjustments before your big moment. 

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