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Photo ready makeup tips from a celeb makeup artist

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 15:24:58-04

Getting ready for the camera is a lot different than the usual day-to-day routine. Makeup Artist Katie Livingston shared a few tips for doing photo ready makeup. She says makeup for photos should be a little more intense in darkness and in brightness. She also said that makeup falls flat when you photograph it, so you have to create extra dimension.

How to add dimension:

  • Bronzing : show color of bronzer and placement
    Contour: show color and placement
  • Highlight: show placement (skip if you have textured skin i.e fine lines or acne/acne scars)
  • Blush: placement. Blush totally falls flat in photos, don`t be afraid to be generous.
  • Lashes: This can be intimidating, but with enough practice you can do it! And it makes a world of difference in photos. Show product and hot to apply. Big mistake made is not letting the glue get tacky before applying. If you apply the glue to the lash and try to apply right away, they will slide all around. Wait about 15-30 seconds (depending on the glue) for it to get tacky and then apply by lining up the outer corner of the lash to the outer corner of the eye. Push into lash line.

For more tips or information from Katie, click here. Make sure to check out her Instagram to see her amazing work at @katielivingston1