camera ready makeup

Although Party Season is over and done and dusted for another year, but the likely hood of being snapped on a night out is a pretty likely occurrence. My friends seem to love snapping a photo on a night out, and I’ve seen countless snaps of myself on friends pages that I’d rather not see. Even an Instagram filter or two couldn’t save these snaps. Thank god for that untag button! Here are a few of my top tips for camera ready makeup.


Whenever I go on a night out I always use a SPF free foundation. Camera flashes pick up on the white from a chemical in most SPF formulas which shows through in photos. If you don’t want to look like Casper the Friendly Ghost, then I’d 100% recommend avoiding SPF on a night out. Check your favourite foundation for it, but in my experience most of them contain it. Some notable examples of SPF free foundations include the Illamasqua Skinbase.

Careful with concealer:

Also remember to make sure your concealer matches your foundation and not to go heavy on under eye reflectors. We’ve all see those photos of celebs with their under eyes reflecting the light too much and looking like a reverse panda. Not a good look, so be careful. The base is the thing to focus on when thinking of camera ready makeup.

Gloss Off:

While Kim K has got the super glossy glam pout down to a tee. Super glossy lips can look garish and over the top when flash goes off. Nobody wants to look like their lips are covered in goop, so opt for softer matte formulas. This photographs much better and looks a lot less flattering. My picks are the Topshop Lip Sticks and Kate Moss Matte Lipsticks.

easy on the Brows:

So many times I see photos of me out where my brows look like they’ve been drawn on with Sharpie. I have (relatively) well groomed brows but need a little bit of help along with shaping them to how I like them. Avoid eyebrow pencils and opt for a soft powder instead of a harsh pencil. Work lightly and precisely filling in the areas that need to be filled in.

stay in the T-zone:

Keep an eye on your T-zone, there's nothing worse than looking like a shiny mess tagged in someone you barely knows Facebook photos. Either use oil blotting papers, or a small brush and your favourite powder and apply to the areas that need to be blotted. You can avoid the areas like the tops of the cheeks and the bridge of your nose for a natural dewy look.

Do you have any camera friendly makeup tips?