If you do not like how you appear in the photos, it does not mean you are not beautiful or photogenic enough. You see celebrities all the time with their photos always turning out so perfect. That is not magic, and they are not flawless. It’s just that they flash a smile, they are confident in front of the camera, they know their angles, and most importantly they wear their makeup in a way that makes them appear more attractive in photos even if it is a little overly done in reality.

There are certain ways to apply your makeup that can transform your features and sculpt your face. Want to know what they are? Fear not! Just keep reading till the end and thank me later.

1. 100 watt skin!

The most important part about a picture is how your skin appears in it. If it is full of blemishes, discoloration, and uneven tone, your pictures will obviously turn out disastrous. Therefore, the first step to achieving a perfect makeup look for photos is to apply a full coverage foundation. Use a highlighting concealer under your eyes to add more glow to the skin and make it look fresher with fuller cheeks.

2. Sculpt the face.

Do you think your face appears like a pumpkin with no proper cuts and angles in the photos? Fret not! Just take a nice contour powder and brush and sculpt your face as per the shape you need. It will not only give your face a nice angular shape, but also help add more hue to it and make it appear less pale and tired in the photos.

3. Highlight to make your skin pop.

I consider this point really important since you need your skin to look very fresh and glowing in photos. Nothing can get the job done better than a good highlighter. All you have to do is take a powder highlighter and a fan brush. Apply it on your cheek bones, brow bones, nose, and a bit on the forehead and chin if you want. You can also highlight your collar bones for a little extra oomph.

4. Enhance your eyes.

Eyes are the most prominent features and that catch the most attention. If they look big, bright, and beautiful, there is nothing that can stop your pictures from turning out awesome! So, get to work and follow a few tips that really help make the eyes look bigger and brighter.

Use a white waterline pencil in the lower waterline and add a little brown shadow in the outer corners of the eyes in the crease and below the waterline. Also, apply highlighter in the inner corners of the eyes. It will help make them look bright and awake. Plus, make sure your eye-lashes are all curled up in a dramatic fashion because the more curled and fuller they are, the better they look in photos.

5. Put a cherry on top with a bold lip color.

If you want your lips to look as prominent as your eyes, you must apply a bold shade with proper contour. Contouring the lips before filling them up helps make them look fuller and plumped up in the photos. Take a bright pink, coral, or cherry red lipstick along with a darker contour pencil and wear it with pride. In the end, do not forget to flash your perfect smile!

Use these simple tips and watch those likes flow in!