August is back-to-school time, so I thought this would also be a nice moment to take a refresher course in taking fabulous pictures. Even if you just want to update that Facebook profile pic or simply look better in those weekend snapshots with the girls, here are a couple of secrets from Kimara Ahnert, a makeup artist in New York City:
1. Get a flawless face! If you have redness, you can skip the blush and simply apply a powder bronzer all over. Use a fan brush to dust an extra layer of bronzer along your cheekbones, nose and jawline. If you aren't prone to redness, tap on a cream-blushed, coral blush to the ball of your cheeks to create a pretty, dewy glow.
2. Make your eyes stand out! Line the inside rim of your lower lash line with a white pencil, then sweep on shimmering shadow shades of champagne or gold all over your eyelids.
3. Create fuller lips! Maximize your smile by applying a peachy lipstick, then dabbing an opalescent lip gloss to the center of your bottom lip. This trick will catch the light, making lips look luscious.
4. And remember! No matter what, always have a pop of color in one place-either with your blush, lip color or eyeshadow tone. Now, say cheese!
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