Proms, parties, going on dates, whatever the reason may be for you to be in front of a camera, you’ll probably want to look your best. Unfortunately, there are some whose makeup skills are not up to par hence they look either too shiny or too dark in their photos. This won’t do at all! Luckily, you can score that perfect photo with the right beauty makeup tips such as the ones below.

Prep your skin. If you already have a planned event on schedule, and you want to make sure that you’ll look great in the photos, you will need to start by prepping your skin the night before. Exfoliating allows you to remove any dead skin then afterwards, apply moisturizer to help nourish your skin for the next day. This will give your skin that smooth and velvety texture where your makeup can easily adhere to.

Choose the right foundation. Don’t go overboard with your foundation as it will make your skin look dark in the photos. Choose a shade that is closest to your skin tone for a more natural look.

Set your foundation. You should always set your foundation to avoid it melting. Go for a light powder with a matte finish or luminous one if you want to give your skin that natural glow.

Matte works perfectly. Another tip that you should keep in mind when it comes to your makeup for a photoshoot is to use matte rather than the shimmery ones especially on your cheeks. Use that extra shimmer on your eyelids only for added oomph.

Contouring helps. When getting photographed, you will need to keep in mind that the flash can wash some of the edges of your face. If you want to make the angles of your face more prominent, it would do you good to contour. Just make sure that you use matte contouring products as they will add more depth to your face. Always use a medium-sized brush when contouring so you will cover more area without overdoing it.

Skip the SPF. Another tip that you should keep in mind when going to an event where all the cameras are is to skip using products that have SPF in them. This is because the SPF formula can cast a ghostlike glow when you are being photographed.

Highlight is necessary. Once you are done with applying your contouring products, it is time to lighten some areas on your skin such as above your cheeks and on your cupid’s bow. Choose a highlighter that is appropriate for your skin tone to achieve a flawless look.

More is okay. If your photo will be taken on the event, don’t be shy to wear some dramatic makeup. Usuallly the light from the flash will wash away the colors so add more depths to areas that you want to pop out like your eyes or your lips.

Add some flush to your cheeks. Do you want your photos to show a healthy looking you? Add some flush to your cheeks but not too much that they will appear like blush in your photographs. Remember that you are aiming for a natural glow at this point. Look for a cheek color that is close to your skin tone so that it won’t be too prominent on your face.

Always blend. Just make sure that you blend your makeup properly to look natural in your photos. Keep in mind that the camera can actually highlight areas that are not blended properly so do yourself a favor and invest on the right makeup brushes to get your makeup done like a pro.