Can I just start off this post by saying I am not the best at makeup! I definitely have more learning to do and I have two go-to looks: day and night. So because of that, I thought I would share a few things I’ve learned, heard of, and what I have read from YOU through Instagram questions.
Also, just another reminder of how amazing and talented my childhood friends are! My friend Raeann brought in her whole set up to shoot these amazing pictures for me and my best friend Sara did my makeup! It’s a yellow glossy lid that I still cannot get over! If you are in need of a photographer or makeup artist in the SA area, I’ll give you their info!
Makeup Tips :
- Match your foundation to your overall body tone! Not the color of your face
- Don’t use foundation powder to set makeup, that’s what setting powder is for and yes there is a difference
- Contour based on your face shape, not just where most people like to contour
- Use a green color corrector to cancel out breakouts
- Lip gloss only lasts about a year before expiring!
- Use a wet brow brush to clean up lip liner
(These are things I have heard from you all through Instagram stories so I may not try them all… okay for sure one of them and you’ll know which one!)
- Shave with Olive Oil : it apparently leaves your skin silky smooth when the oil dries
- Rub a lemon on your underarms, knees, and elbows to reduce darkness
- If you do not have makeup remover, use cream (unscented is better for no irritation)
- Wrapping plastic wrap around your waist at night will help you lose water weight in your tummy
- Use a dry toothbrush to exfoliate your lips
- Rubbing baby pee on your face reduces pimples.. this is the one to not try
Top : Michael Stars // Leggings : Femme Lux // Shoes : Steve Madden
Let me start off by saying it’s easy to pose when you have an amazing photographer and makeup artist! I got together with a few friends from elementary and middle school and put together this amazing look! If you’re in the San Antonio area I will so give you details for the best photographer and makeup artist! I’m seriously glowing because of all of the makeup and highlight! Also, this was the first shoot I have ever done featuring my little fur baby! I was so excited and did not expect her to be apart of the shoot but she was scared and not comfortable because of all of the lights and unfamiliar faces that she just stuck by my side.
I’ve seen lots of videos on Instagram featuring behind the scenes shots and how they got the end result and I thought it would be a great blog topic. Honestly, the best poses are candids to me. I like to set up a scene, picture what I am about to shoot and just go for it! Practice truly does make perfect!
I’ve met up with a few other bloggers and have seen what they do for posing so I created my own style by seeing them! I, of course, have the go-to poses that I am comfortable with and know what I look like when I do them. I recommend practicing in the mirror first as well! Practice your go-to poses to find your good angles and make it a muscle memory! THEN practice with your outfit on too because if you have a fun skirt you want to twirl in or a purse you want to hold a certain way, that is what can really make a photo! Content creation is key! Being different and confident is what will set you apart from a touristy photo in front of a cute wall.
Lastly, and most importantly, just MOVE! What I like to do is put the camera on shutter mode and walk, twirl, jump, play with my hair and keep moving! Do not move to fast so the camera has time to catch all the movements, but this is the biggest thing I can tell you! A killer photo truly is made by the tiniest details from natural movements.
Dress : Meshki