If you follow anything related to cosmetics on TikTok, you can’t help but see an influx of Passport Makeup tutorials! So what exactly is it?
#passportmakeup has been trending on Tik Tok – and it’s techniques can prevent looking washed out and tired in photos. Here are some steps for looking beautiful in photographs, no matter what type of lighting is used.
2) The main focus of the Passport Makeup look is to sharply contour your face. While this may feel a bit over-done for everyday wear, you will be astounded how great it makes you look in pictures! Liquid bronzers are best for dry to combination skin, and powder bronzer works best for oily skin types. Referring to the model, apply bronzer in the places where the #2 is indicated.
*A few tips about bronzer application:
4) On cheeks just above where you’ve applied bronzer, apply a rose or peach colored blush – but make sure it’s matte and has no sheen, to prevent a reflective glare.
5) Set out to bring visual focus on your eyes. A person’s eyes are usually the star of the show in photos, so you want to make yours really stand out! Applying dark liner that wings slightly up and out will ensure that you don’t look tired; it’s tremendously uplifting to your overall complexion. If you choose to wear shadow, creating a cut crease will add additional depth to your eyes.
You may also want to use false lashes, as smaller lashes tend to fade away when photographed. Falsies can create an eye-opening effect, and will highlight smaller eyes.
While I’m usually in favor of shimmery highlighters to provide contrast against contour, this does not work out favorably in photographs. Especially in harsh light, highlighters will cause flashback, which leaves you looking completely washed out. The reason you applied a light concealer in step 2 is so you can bypass the need for highlighter, while still brightening your overall complexion.
If you follow the basic “do’s and don’t’s” on the below picture, you’ll have a fantastic passport makeup look. The main rules are to keep things matte, and sharpen the focus on your features; it’s as easy as that!