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By lesleykat · August 24, 2010

Terrible drivers license pictures can haunt you for YEARS. Today I had to get one taken so I decided to stay on the neutral side of things. I did a warm neutral eye with some simple liner, a warm rosy-tan cheek and light coral gloss. Not over the top, but still ME.

Tips for ID picture makeup: try to avoid:

• crazy colors or rock n roll smoked out eye
• overly-contoured
• bright blush
• blood red lips or anything that may come off to harsh or overly trendy
• trend makeup, refering to anything that is too seasonal or avant gaurde.

Remember, you want to look like yourself in your picture because you will have it for YEARS. In my very first drivers license pictures I had pink hair. Kind of adorable, but also EVERYONE who looked at it pointed it out. "YOU DON'T HAVE PINK HAIR ANYMORE!"  Um, Thanks Captain obvious.

Additionally, I took these pictures about 10 hours AFTER I applied my makeup and it still looks good. Behold the power of primer!


Products Used:

MakeUp For Ever HD primer
Face Atelier Pro Ultra foundation: #2 
Kryolan Dermacolor concealer palette
E.L.F. under eye concealer/highlighter
Makeup Forever HD setting powder

YSL Palette Y 
Benefit Hoola bronzer
MAC mineralized blush Rhapsody in two (used as highlighter)

Two Faced Shadow Insurance
MAC brow pencil: dirty blonde
YSL Palette Y (used as eyeshadow)
INGLOT eyeshadow: eyeshadow: 351 (matte)
MAC eyeshadow: cross cultural 
MAC superslick liquid eyeliner: Smokey heir
Lancome Le Crayon Kohl waterproof pencil: Irreverent brun
Covergirl Lashblast: Very black

MAC Creamsheen glass: Richer, Lusher

 

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