tashalicious

Why does my makeup look washed out in pictures?

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Should i be wearing heavier makeup for pictures? or is there a special type of makeup used for photos?

nebel

Re: Why does my makeup look washed out in pictures?

Are you using foundation with SPF in it?  I have heard that this can react with the flash and make you look washed out.  I'm already super pale, so I've never noticed it on myself.    I do tend to go more "stage makeup" with my blush when I know I will be photographed.  It just looks better on film to have darker blush!

BlushHoarder

Re: Why does my makeup look washed out in pictures?

I second nebel's thoughts. Also, I would tell you to avoid the mattifying products for pictures (powders, drying stuff). I have nothing to prove this but my experience, but for picture purposes, dewy is better.

tashalicious

Re: Why does my makeup look washed out in pictures?

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why is that?

BlushHoarder

Re: Why does my makeup look washed out in pictures?

I don't know, it just seems like dry is picked up by the flash in a less flattering light. And the darker your skin, the less forgiving the powder skin contrast seems to be.

If I knew I was having my picture taken, I would lay off the powder --- but that is just me. I could just be crazy. I just seem to see a correlation.

tashalicious

Re: Why does my makeup look washed out in pictures?

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i wear MUFE matte velvet, it doesn't say it has SPF in it

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