Don’t we girls LOVE clicking pictures of ourselves? I mean, every time we turn that selfie camera on, we can’t help but pose, pout and tap upload! As you know, all of us share one common goal when it boils down to clicking pictures - we want to look GOOD in them! While confidence is sexy, makeup can instantly enhance your beauty and style. Eager to learn a few makeup tricks? Here are 8 beauty tips that will ensure that you look stunning in photographs. (Warning: be prepared to fetch a big bag of sweet compliments.)
Before you apply your foundation, always apply a primer first. It acts as the perfect base and makes the rest of the makeup on your face last longer. Some primers even help to smooth wrinkles, fine lines, acne, spots and large pores. Since it holds your makeup better, your face will automatically look prettier in photographs!
POPxo Recommends: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (Rs 1,600)
If you have to choose between a pencil liner or a liquid one, pick the latter. Liquid liners add more definition and depth to your eyes. They make your eyes pop and look fabulous when exposed to a camera’s flashlight. You could experiment a little by playing with colours other than black too. However, jet black is the colour we’re rooting for.
POPxo Recommends: Maybelline New York Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner (Rs 260)
Matte lips are pretty but glossy, plump ones look gorgeous as well. Besides, glossy lips are trending everywhere and shine extra bright when exposed to light. Tinted balms and glossy lipsticks will make that pout of yours look oh-so-sexy.
POPxo Recommends: Kiko Milano Pencil Lip Gloss - 15 Fuchsia (Rs 400)
Remember this golden rule ladies - less is more. If you apply too much of foundation, your makeup is going to melt and look too heavy on your skin. You need to apply minimal makeup wherever possible. If you have fairly clear skin, use a concealer. Less product gives your face a more radiant and natural look. Too much of concealer over foundation makes your skin look too oily or cakey in photographs.
POPxo Recommends: Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer (Rs 404)
There’s something about red that makes everyone just stop and stare. Be that woman who owns and slays the red lipstick look. It’s a powerful colour and is the kind to attract the attention of many. When wearing red lipstick, keep the rest of your makeup subtle and minimal. Remember the red shade meant to be a focus here.
POPxo Recommends: M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo (Rs 1,500)
This is a tiny tip, but you’ll thank us later. Many a time, we tend to forget to apply foundation to our ears. This makes your face look discoloured when you tie your hair up and the skin colour doesn’t match with your face and ears. Hence, don’t leave that portion out. Apply foundation not only on your ears but on your neck as well.
POPxo Recommends: L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation (Rs 960)
Mascara is bae, ladies. If you don’t feel like applying an eyeliner or kajal, simply don’t! Lots of mascara is all you need to make those lashes stand out (it also helps if you’ve just woken up or tired).
A little bit of foundation, nude lipstick and lots of mascara will make you look like a goddess.
POPxo Recommends: Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Mascara (Rs 400)