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Top 5 Makeup Tips to Be Camera-Ready

Are you planning on getting your photos taken? Whether it's a professional photo shoot or a special event, looking good on camera is just as important as in real life. And with the help of Gordon Salon and Smashbox cosmetics, achieving that perfect look has never been easier. As one of the most popular makeup brands among professionals and beauty enthusiasts alike, Smashbox has a wide range of products that can help you look flawless in front of the camera. So here are the top 5 makeup tips to be camera-ready.

Tip #1: Start with a Primer

The key to having a smooth complexion on camera is by using a primer. There are a variety of primers to choose from and you should choose one based on your skin type and concerns. The Photo Finish Foundation Primer by Smashbox is a cult favorite for its ability to minimize pores, fine lines, and imperfections while creating a smooth base for the foundation. For example, those with oily skin, the Photo Finish Oil & Shine Control Primer by Smashbox is a must-try as it keeps oil at bay and controls shine for hours.

Tip #2: Use a High-Definition Foundation

To achieve a flawless base, opt for a high-definition foundation like the Smashbox Studio Skin 15-Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation. This foundation has buildable coverage and is specially formulated to look good on camera. It also has hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh throughout the day.

Tip #3: Add Some Glow with Highlighter

Highlighter is a must-have for that lit-from-within glow on camera. The Smashbox Spotlight Palette has three shades to choose from, making it perfect for all skin tones. Apply it on the high points of your face - cheekbones, brow bone, and cupid's bow - for a natural-looking glow that will capture the light in all your photos. Our Makeup artist in our Evanston location Imani says ““For my makeup lovers if you want that extra glow, I love using the photo finish illuminate glow primer under your base foundation to really exaggerate that glow effect”.

Tip #4: Don't Forget About the Eyes

Your eyes are the focal point of any photo, so make sure they stand out. Imani at our Evanston location ads, “To ensure that my client's eyeshadow lasts all day while also achieving minimum creasing on the lid, I always start with the Intensify 24 Hour Shadow Primer, this also helps create a smoother base to apply the shadow to help blend out the shadow.”  We also recommend finding an eye palette that has a variety of shades and finishes to create different eye looks depending on your style or the occasion. For a quick and easy everyday look, opt for the Smashbox Ablaze palette with warm-toned shades. And for a more dramatic look, the Smashbox Bold Glitter Palette has shimmery shades that are perfect for a night out.

Tip #5: Finish with a Perfect Lip

Last but not least, complete your camera-ready look with a bold lip. The Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick has a wide range of shades to choose from, whether you're looking for a classic red or a trendy nude. And if you want a long-lasting color that won't budge, try the Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick - it's kiss-proof and transfer-resistant! Imani adds: “My absolute favorite go-to lip product by Smashbox is the Halo Cream Cheek + Lip Tint! It’s so soft on the lips and cheeks while also lasting all day! You can even top it off with a little lip gloss if you like to add an extra kick to your daily look. Not to mention, it’s a two-in-one combo!”

With these top 5 makeup tips and Smashbox cosmetics, you'll be camera-ready in no time. And don't forget to book an appointment at Gordon Salon for a professional makeup application or add it on after your hair service and achieve your desired look for any special occasion or photo shoot.

From starting with a primer to finishing with the perfect lip, these tips will help you achieve a flawless and photogenic look in front of the camera. Go ahead and strike a pose - with these tips, you're sure to look amazing on camera! Next time you have a special event or photoshoot, remember these top 5 makeup tips and book an appointment at Gordon Salon to shine in front of the camera!

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