Monday, September 3, 2012

Polished Picture Day Look

Hello all you lovely ladies! It's back to school season, and one particular day is coming up that some of us dread...picture day. I thought that I would dedicate todays post to giving you some cute outfit ideas, and makeup to ace your picture! Without further ado, let's get started!

Your school picture usually follows you through the rest of the school year, so it is important to make it look as good as it possibly can! I am going to start by applying my 'bareMinerals Oil-Control' primer. I have oily skin and this product really helps keep my face makeup on all day... you do not want to go to take your picture and have your makeup sliding all over your face! I am then going to apply my 'Laura Mercier Secret Concealer' for under my eyes and any other problematic areas, and my 'Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream' which gives your face a flawless finish. Contour your cheeks using your favorite bronzer, and apply a mid-tone pink blush, like 'Dame' by MAC to your cheeks.

For eyes, I am going to take my 'Stay Don't Stray' primer from Benefit and apply an even layer all over my eyelid. Then, take a champagne/gold shimmer color (like 'All That Glitters' by MAC) to your lid, and a soft matte brown ('Charcoal Brown' by MAC) to the crease. I am also taking a brown one shade darker ('Drama' by bareEssentials) to place in the outer v. Line your tightline and lower lashline, and apply 2-3 coats of your favorite mascara!

For lips, put on a sparkly peachy-toned nude gloss like 'Opal' by Laura Mercier. Now your face is ready for closeups! :) 

I like to keep my hair straightened for my pictures. My hair can get frizzy when curled, so to reduce any chance of having a frizzy picture, I straighten it. Although pin-straight hair is my personal choice, style your hair so you feel comfortable. You absolutely love your curly locks? Then curl it! Go into picture day feeling super confident with your hair!

As for an outfit, you want to keep it simple but elegant. This year I am going to be wearing an oversized black shirt that I purchased at Nordstrom, and a cream colored lace bandeau underneath it that I bought at Francesca's Collections. I linked you to the exact clothing pieces, but they currently do not have the bandeau in the ivory, but they they do have them in some really cute colors! Even though my picture is only going to be the upper half of my body, I am going to wear denim shorts and some sandals. For jewlery, I am going to wear my pearl stud earrings, and my 'Return to Tiffany' silver heart necklace.

I hoped this helped you get a better idea on what to wear for picture day! I've had my share with bad pictures, so I'm hoping this year's will be good! :)  Leave any requests/comments down below and make sure to follow us on twitter. Stay classy everyone!


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