Sharing photos of yourself on the Internet day after day can be a daunting project. Styling up tons of outfits that are worthy of posting is challenge enough – but what about when you're just not feeling your best? Lack of sleep, a break-out, illness, stress… All these things can lead to a puffy face here, a zit there – things no one wants to share with the digital world.
Because we've all been there, and looking great for real is better than Photoshopping yourself to death – we asked some of our favorite personal style bloggers to share their best quick beauty tips for looking great in outfit photos!
Jinna Yang, Grease & Glamour
“I'd say – concealer and lipstick. Always makes you look awake, refreshed, chic – but it's very little effort on your part. Sometimes I'll just leave the house in concealer (well blended, of course), some lipstick and some bronzer. Out the door!”
Christine White, Court & Hudson
“The powers of a bright lip are endless. Hot pink, orange, the perfect red – smearing on a pretty pout amp even the simplest of outfits up a notch, or five. My secret weapon is Sephora's Love Test lipstick – a bright pink fuchsia that has helped me through plenty an outfit shoot!”
“If you’re blonde and fair skinned (like me) and tend to fade away in photos, fill in your brows with powder on a dense brush – it makes a huge difference to frame your face – wear lipstick (if you’re really not a lipstick person, wear lip stain) and do as the pro makeup artists do … blush, blush, and more blush.”
Tanesha Awashi, Girl With Curves
“On days when I'm super tired, but have to take outfit pictures, white eyeliner on the waterline does wonders for looking wide awake!”
Jessie Artigue, Style & Pepper
“I've always been a sucker for a bold swipe of blush (thank goodness we're seeing it as a major beauty trend this season!), and I find that it really seems to brighten up my face and, dare I say, expresses my quirky personality at the same time.”
Wendy Nguyen, Wendy's LookBook
“I think a lot about how my readers are feeling, and what kind of emotions I could have the privilege to add to their day. With ongoing demands and stress, I hope to bring a little bit of serenity, cheer, and happiness to their busy day. I usually close my blog posts with a tight shot of me smiling looking down to show my appreciation of their time. A smile is the best accessory to any outfit.”
Laura Ellner, On The Racks