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10 December 2014

Picture Perfect Holiday Photo Tips

This year as you visit with family and friends at holiday parties, how many photos will you be in?  I'll be in several in this year with our family, but I don't always photograph well.  I'm either "Wow! I look kinda good!"  or "Delete. That. Now." with nothing in between.  If you're like meor even if you're naturally photogenicfollow these picture perfect holiday photo tips.

Fabulous Smile

The first thing people notice in the photo is your smile.  Is yours as white as it could be?  If not, don't blow your holiday budget on professional whitening.  Instead, head to Target and get Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips.  

Let me just say that these tooth whitening strips are awesome.  I've used other strips before, but I didn't like how they felt.  These strips stretch and mold to your teeth, and you can drink water while you wear them.  The best part?  I get professional results at home!


Even if you don't use a makeup primer every day, you should for pictures.  The camera often magnifies imperfections, but a primer fills in fine lines and helps hide blemishes.  

Avoid White Under Eyes
The holidays are a busy time of the year, so who isn't going on less sleep?  If you use concealer to hide dark circles under your eyes, mix it with some under eye concealer before applying.  Concealer alone will look great in person, but the light from the flash can reflect off of it and make your under eyes look white.  
Avoid Shiny Skin
The light from the flash can also bounce off of oil on your skin.  If you have oily skin, use a light dusting of powder or mineral veil to absorb excess oil.  Oil blotting makeup cloths are also great to have on hand if you will be applying your makeup hours before the photos.  
Dig through your makeup stash for your bronzer that you last used in August.  Use it to very lightly frame the perimeter of your face.  This takes the focus off of your forehead and frames your face.  
Liquid Liner
Swap your pencil liner for a liquid liner for more definition.  It will still look natural in the photos, but it will accent your eyes better in photos.  
Line Your Lips
I don't use lip liner every day, but I do for photos.  It helps stop your lipstick from bleeding, and it defines your lips.  If you don't want to use it all around your lips, use it in the outer corners and in the V at the top of your lip.  
Brow Pencil
Sparse brows will show up in a photo, so use a brow pencil fill in your brows and cover any skin that may be peeking through.
Nothing will make you look better than just relaxing!  Your smile will be radiant when it's natural. 
Are you ready to rock your holiday photos?

Get $7 off your purchase of Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips at

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.