Updated: Dec 15, 2019
We are so excited about our New Year's Social and profile portraits! I know you have heard so much already in our VIP group and we want to make sure you are ready to ROCK your Profile Portrait Microsession! This guide can also be used to get ready for family photos, a selfie session, or an event! We collaborated with Amy Burke, owner of Salon Three and these are top three things we think you should know:
1- Practice Makes Perfect (well, better at least!)
It is so important to practice your look before your event so you have the opportunity to make changes and gain experience with different techniques. Look, we're not going for perfection, we just want to look our best, right? So relax, have a cup of tea, and try a new eye look tonight. Then wash it off and try again tomorrow. It will look better and better every time!
2- Play Up Your Eyes!!
Your eyes have 2 VERY important features that are important to emphasize for photos: the brows and the lashes. Both of these fuzzy features add awesome structure to your face and it is important that you do not neglect them! For lashes, mascara is a must. Choose a waterproof mascara so it won't run if your eyes water. Don't forget to curl your lashes before you apply the mascara for added oomph! Brows can be styled to your liking, but most beauticians agree that each brow should begin directly above the inner corner of the eye. For best results, do not overpluck. Just get rid of the stray hairs and fill in the thinner parts with a pencil one or two shades lighter than your hair. Again, practice this! It will probably not look amazing the first time you try it! That's ok! Just keep at it. Healthy, beautiful brows add so much to a person's face and they make your photos look more polished and flattering!
3- Be Brave!
Remember, you have the world at your fingertips. Don't be afraid to research new products and techniques. I know you can do it! Based on our experience, the most intimidating technique to try is contouring. We recommend using contouring diagrams to identify your face shape and contour yourself to highlight your best features. This will make such a huge difference in your photos so it is 100% worth the effort! Amy will be hosting a contouring tutorial LIVE at 8:30 PM Monday 12/16 in the VIP group so don't miss that opportunity to tackle contouring once and for all!