How to do your makeup for photos INSIDE & OUTSIDE | Chicago fashion blogger | Quad Cities Makeup Artist

It's that time of year when you are planning on having your family photos done and you are planning outfits along with your makeup. 

Makeup is crucial for photos 

Let's be real, it just is and as a busy mom who probably doesn't like being photographed, it's even MORE important so let's dig right into these tips 

For indoor photos: 

  • SKIP highlighter, super shimmery shadow on the brow bone and lid. NO GLITTER!!!
  • No intense contouring of the nose, or over the top contouring in general.
  • A light contour is fine, otherwise, it can make your face look muddy. 
 In these photos, no highlighter is used or super shimmery shadow. 

In these photos, no highlighter is used or super shimmery shadow. 

As a general rule of thumb, indoor photos you do not need as much eye makeup, less is more in this situation so you want to just accent your natural features. This is where the false lashes play a huge role. 

For outdoor photos: 

Anything is game for outdoor photos. The only concern is how your photographer edits and you will need to apply and choose your makeup colors accordingly. If your photographer edits on the bright side then what you do put on will show up a little lighter, same theory as if your photographer edits dark. Overall regardless of editing style, full coverage foundation goes a long way for photos because when the skin looks good, everything else falls into place. 

 Highlighter and what I normally do everyday is used in these photos! 

Highlighter and what I normally do everyday is used in these photos! 

Products used in this video! 


Makeup products used:
Sephora Matte Waterproof Eyeshadow stick  
Dr. Brandt Pores  No More Performance Stick
Tarte Clay Stick Foundation
Nars Creamy Concealer
Naked Heat Palette
Tartiest Pro Glow Palette
Wet N Wild Blush in the shade "Pearlescent Pink"  

Buxom Plumping Lip Liner in "Hush Hush"
ABH Dipbrow in "Ebony"
Tarte Camera Lashes Mascara

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