Has your rosacea made you camera shy? Here are some ways you can put your best face forward for the camera.
- Wear the right clothes. Red or plain black-and-white garments accentuate your redness. Try wearing softer hues like blues, yellows, khakis and other neutral colors.
- Select the best time. When scheduling a portrait session, choose a time of year when your rosacea tends to be well under control.
- Consult a beauty salon. Full-service beauty salons offer makeup artists who can give individual advice about preparing for a portrait. You can even schedule a full makeup session directly before the shoot.
- Keep makeup simple and natural. Apply a contrasting concealer, usually a green tone to offset rosacea's red appearance. Choose and apply a good foundation in the correct skin tone -- most people mistakenly match foundation to the back of their hand, but a truer color match is made by testing foundation colors under the chin. Follow with a loose powder to finish, making blemishes less striking or noticeable.
- Bring out your eyes. Emphasize your eyes to draw attention away from other areas by using natural eye shadow shades that match your coloring. Apply two colors -- one for contrast and one for contour.
- Avoid makeup lines. Blend the foundation and concealer down the neckline and out toward the ears and hairline to provide a natural look and prevent a "mask" appearance.
- Just relax and smile. Put yourself at ease and be as natural as possible. The camera will capture you at your best if your smile is stress-free.