No more de-tagging: Photo ready tips from top celeb make-up artists

Thanks to the rise of smartphones and photo sharing apps such as Instagram, a night out can often leave you feeling like an A-list star being trailed by the paparazzi. If you're getting tired of de-tagging unflattering pictures on Facebook, follow these tips to getting photo ready that top celebrity make-up artists Kapil Bhalla, Kristofer Buckle and Kabuki gave Relaxnews.

Go easy on the gloss

Kristofer Buckle, who has worked on some of the most famous faces in Hollywood, including Charlize Theron and Blake Lively, thinks it's important to keep things simple if you know there'll be plenty of cameras around.

"Avoid extremely glossy lips or very shiny eye shadow. It can look messy and distracting," says Buckle.

Remember to re-touch

For Indian make-up artist Kapil Bhalla, who has worked with leading Bollywood actresses including Shilpa Shetty and Kareena Kapoor, color altering tricks are fundamental as they disguise a multitude of sins.

"Phone cameras can make you look dull," warns the cosmetics expert. "Too much flash can also make you look ashy."

According to the beauty guru, a black and white filter disguises flaws.

"Sepia tone and black and white effects are always flattering," says Bhalla -- adding that it's important to find out how your face photographs.

"Know your best profile and angles," he advises.

Handle that shine

Make-up artist to the stars Kabuki, who has worked with celebrities including Lady Gaga and provided runway looks for the likes of Zac Posen, says blotting papers are a key investment if you want to be photogenic.

"Even when you don't have oily skin, most foundations will make you look shiny in flash photos. Blotting papers will control this without adding another layer," explains the artist.

World renowned makeup artist Frances Hathaway, who has worked on famous faces ranging from Naomi Campbell to Susan Sarandon, also believes in the importance of playing down shine.

"It's great to have glowing skin, however keep that T zone area free from shine," adds Hathaway.

Buckle also agrees that powder is a key product when it comes to getting photo ready.

"Make sure the center of your forehead, sides of nose and around mouth and chin are powdered. This will help avoid hard reflections on the skin and reduce the appearance of texture," he explains.


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