We have some big things underway at WWAC! Some of them require us to play a little dress-up. While discussing some tips for looking your best on camera, we decided we would share the knowledge and seek some more. Got any additional tips, share in the comments below!
The perfect vintage red lip!
- Apply chapstick.
- Lightly dust your lips with face powder.
- Apply your favorite color of red. (I love Smashbox’s Be Legendary.)
And bam a red lip that stays put, no bleeding or getting on your teeth. Now could someone please tell me how to apply fake eyelashes without glueing my eyelids shut?!
Soft, even light will help minimize dark under-eye circles (lucky for me). You don’t want harsh shadows unless you’re telling a ghost story.
- Check the length of the lashes against your eye and trim to fit.
- Apply a thin line of glue and blow on it to let it dry.
- Once it is a little tacky (about 10 seconds) press into your lashline from the center to the outside corners.
- Press the eyelashes (natural and fake) together.
- Let it dry and fill any gaps with matte black eyeliner/eye shadow.
- Pick most delicious lip balm for your current mood (recommended: Crazy Rumors all-natural lip balms).
- Always make sure to apply your base/foundation to your neck as well as your face, otherwise it’ll stand out. And if you use your hands a lot to talk, and they feature prominently in shot, apply a little base/foundation to them, too. It’s subtle, but makes all the difference.
- When applying blush, all you need is a little circular motion on the “apple” of your cheeks, i.e. the roundest part of your cheekbones. I’ve seen too many people accidentally apply it lower which just makes them look more gaunt rather than fresh-faced.
- If you’re using any highlighter, apply it in an upward stroking fashion. It helps accentuate any youthful features you have while downward tends to add a tiny bit more age.
- With foundation always make sure you get into every nook and cranny. Don’t forget the spaces around your nostrils, or eyelids, and around the jawline. Especially with videos with you talking, your face moves a lot more than you’d expect and any gaps will show up.
- Also with cameras, check your lighting. If you’re not using a webcam, your camera should have an option called White Balance. It’ll either be in your settings or marked as a WB on a button. Once you’re there you’ll see these symbols. For those who don’t know, most if not all household light bulbs are tungsten, it’s what gives them that warm orange-y glow. Meanwhile fluorescent bulbs tend to be much cooler in terms of lighting. Fiddle around with the White Balance and pick whichever matches the lights you’re using, it really helps when filming and taking pictures, especially with skin tone.