Fashion Magazine: Makeup & Hair For The Perfect Profile Picture

We have all been guilty of putting up a photo on our Instagram or Facebook profile that later leaves us thinking, WTF?! After I started using my social media as part of my makeup business, I re-thought how I presented myself on my various profiles. Since companies, employers, potential first dates, etc., all usually look you up online, here are my tips to make sure your makeup and hair is always on point in all of your photos.

Choose your makeup wisely.
Pick makeup colours that work well with your skin tone, eye and hair colour. Use shades that enhance your features and stay true to how you usually wear your makeup. I stick with brown shadows, and coral or pink shades for lips and cheeks because I know they will make me look my best.

Smooth fly-aways. 
Pick a hairstyle that isn’t too messy—unless it is on purpose. Messy beach waves are always a good style in my opinion. Whatever style you do choose, make sure to use a smoothing comb and hairspray to tame any frizzy pieces.

Control shine. 
I love dewy makeup, but there is a fine line between glowing and shiny. Dust powder very lightly on your T-zone as the final step when doing your makeup. My favourite is Laura Mercier Translucent powder. Ultimately, when in doubt, the best profile pic should always be a classic and polished photo of yourself.

Products used: Laura Mercier Original Primer, Clé De Peau Radiant Cream Foundation in “BF 20,” Clé De Peau Concealer in “Beige,” RMS Beauty Eye Polish in “Solar,” Urban Decay 24hr Eyeliner in “Demolition,” L’Oréal Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, Rodial Blush in “Copocabana,” Fresh Sugar Coral Lip Treatment.

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Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.