50+ Fearless Feminine Power

How To Look Amazing in Pictures

 by Shana Christoforo I wanted to take some time to give a couple of tips to those getting make-up done for photography. I feel as though this is an important conversation to have with women because they need to know that makeup is  done a certain way for professional photography, for a reason. Whether you are getting an updated head shot for  your career, or just getting your pictures taken, there are some important things to remember in order to keep you  looking your best when the camera flashes. 1.) Less is NOT more. Sometimes I finish a job for photography and when I hand the mirror to the client, they say they feel their makeup is too heavy. I do this for a reason. Especially in flash photography, color and some detail are muted out. Professional makeup artists are trained to know when to apply just enough makeup that it emphasizes features in photography. I like to see color in three main areas: the eyes, the cheeks and the lips. I always add more than the client would most likely wear to work everyday or out running errands. The reason for this is that the colors always come out less harsh on the camera, so I compensate by adding more so the client looks healthy and vibrant in pictures. 2.) Even skin tone is a must. No matter what you do, even skin tone is so important. Nothing looks worse on film then blotchy skin. I always apply a primer to set the base, then a foundation and concealer where needed. Some women tend to have dark circles under their...

Make-up Tips – To make your second half even more smokin’ hot

My daughter Shana Christoforo is a Boston based make-up artist and I have asked her to share some smokin’ hot tips for the 50+ woman on how to apply make-up so that she looks gorgeous and feels confident! Here are Shana’s tips:   1. Tight lining: One of my favorite tricks for opening the eye up, is “tight lining” or “lash lining.”  The truth is, as we age, eye lids become droopier. For the woman on the go, it can  result in looking tired. I like to “tight line” to open up the eyes up and make my  clients look more alert and awake. Create a tight line by using an eye pencil and  creating strokes in between lashes until all the strokes form a line. What this does,  is it creates contrast between the white of the eye and your lash line, and opens  the eyes up! A favorite eye liner of mine to use for tight lining, is Urban Decay’s 24/7 glide on eye pencil! I find that it’s easy to use, and doesn’t dry up like most eyeliner pencils tend to do.  2. Glowy Skin: Nothing screams “fountain of youth” more than beautiful glowing skin. As our skin ages, we tend to become more dry. While proper skincare is so important, I love certain products that bring out that dewy look. A liquid highlighter does just the trick. Apply to areas you want to give that soft glow to: forehead, cheeks, under eyes, bridge of nose and chin. A great highlighter to use, after foundation application, is Benefit Cosmetics “High Beam.” It works wonders and brings...