Ready for Your Close-Up? Picture-Perfect Makeup

By Patricia Reynoso

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close-up of woman's face with blush
Ondrea Barbe

Shine-Free Surface

Do you ever notice how celebs are always being "touched up" before facing a camera? Well, there's a reason: Flash photography exaggerates every last bit of sheen, making your face look shinier than it really is. The solution? Loose powder, which is as essential as the camera itself. Pre-photo, makeup artist Jessica Liebeskind recommends giving yourself a once-over with a puff and sheer pressed powder. Blotting papers will also get the job done and can be slipped into your pocket or purse.

Defining Cheek Color
Now that your complexion is perfectly evened out, it's time to play with cheek color. "Blush adds color back to your skin and it also sculpts your cheekbones," explains makeup artist Laura Geller. She recommends applying powder blush with an angled brush for more precision. Top with bronzer, dusted lightly all over your face with a big, fluffy brush.


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