How was your weekend? Mine was fine--I took Charlie the Wonderpup for pics with Santa (I'll post them here for Christmas, but they were already posted on my Instagram). Speaking of pics, I think you'll find today's post helpful. Welcome to Holiday Party Week! All week long I'm sharing tips, tricks, and tutorials to help you look great for those holiday parties, even through NYE. First up is a quick tip for looking great in photos:
created flashback vs. no flashback
When it comes to taking pics, I'm awkward in front of the camera, no matter how hard I try not to be, and preferring to run and/or hide when a camera is present. And there's always that one person who manages to get you into a pic, and then posts it for all to see, regardless of how you look! While I don't really have tips on how to pose (note: my only tip is hide, but it's impossible to look inconspicuous hiding behind a tree) my one beauty photo tip is to not wear foundation with a high SPF for photos. Yes, SPF is vital to skin protection, but when it comes to photos, the titanium dioxide (thanks, Google) causes flashback. Flashback means your face will appear really bright and white (even if you're wearing bronzer, even if the pic is in the daytime) and will be much lighter than the rest of your body (since we don't usually put foundation on our bodies). And there's no way to make a pic look good after that...other than hiding behind a tree maybe? ;)
If you know you're going to have your picture taken for some fancy occasion, avoid face products with SPF. I personally recommend this only on special occasion where pictures are taken, like a wedding, regardless of time of day to avoid flashback. Additionally, I would suggest not overdoing the shimmery makeup. Naturally, SPF can be applied after photos are taken if desired. Revlon Colorstay is a great drugstore option that won't give flashback.
What are your best pic posing tips?
Do you like having your picture taken?