Picture Perfect

Hi everyone!

IT’S DECEMBER 1ST! The best month of the entire year! I thought that was a perfect time to start my blog “officially” 🙂

For my first beauty post, I wanted to share a product breakdown of what I think to be the “picture perfect” makeup look. It is natural enough to look soft and effortless in photos, but also enough product that it gives your face proper dimension and color in photos. Do you ever take photos, purposely add more makeup (sometimes thinking you may or may not look like a clown)… get the photos back and look like you didn’t spend all the time that you did?! That has all happened to the best of us!


(Photo, makeup and hair by me)

If you don’t have an upcoming photo shoot- thats okay! This look is beautiful for any event you may attend!

Here are some tips for photos/events that you may be forgetting to think about:

  1. When you think you added enough, add a little bit more. It’ll be stepping out of your comfort level- but oh so worth it. Otherwise an easier option may be hiring a makeup artist and they can help direct you in the right path! Photos basically take off about 30-40% of makeup, so you always want that much more!
  2. False lashes are your best friend. Lashes are the cherry on top! They really help open your eyes. Not too mention, make you look fabulous!
  3. Contouring really is worth trying out! Naturally in photos, your face doesn’t look as dimensional… so by at least adding some contour to your cheekbones it will help bring out your beautiful features.
  4. Highlight your cheekbones, it will bring a radiant glow to your face! My favorite part of each makeup appointment I do is adding that as the finishing touch. It makes you sparkle! (In the best way possible).
  5. Match your foundation to your arms, if they will be showing. Be sure to bring the makeup all the way down your neck or however far to match it to the rest of your body. This trick will prevent you looking washed out. Arms are usually the tannest- so it’ll give you a warm glow on your face.
  6. Although matte lipsticks are in style-  in photos, adding some gloss to the middle of your lips will create a fresh look! It also will help give your lips extra dimension and look more “plump”!
  7. Areas you know get more oily throughout the day, add an extra layer of powder to those areas only, to ensure you stay matte through the whole evening or shoot! I like using translucent powder.

I hope those tips are useful for your upcoming family shoots or holiday parties! Scroll down for what I used to achieve this look 🙂


(Photo, makeup and hair by me)

img_6007(Photo, makeup and hair by me)


Eyeshadow: MAC Naked Lunch, Woodwinked, and Embark (Starting at inner corner, outwards).

Eyeliner: MAC Black Track (Cream eyeliner).

Lashes: Ardell Natural “Demi Wispies” (You can find at any drugstore).

Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Duo in “Dark Brown”.


Foundation: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24h (Full coverage, but apply it lightly for a light/medium coverage).

Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin in Light- Neutral.

Setting Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder.

Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder in Fawn.

Highlight: MAC Soft and Gentle.


Lipstick: Milani “Matte Naked” (Found at CVS).

Gloss: Lancome Juicy Tubes in Pamplemouse 33.


Cant wait to share some holiday looks with you this month!






4 thoughts on “Picture Perfect

  1. Hi, I absolutely love this look and would like to try it for my wedding. However, I don’t see you mentioning a blush anywhere – did you use one?

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