The Best Lighting For Makeup Application

The Best Lighting For Makeup Application

Learn about the best light for makeup application

In order to make sure that your makeup looks natural, you will want to make sure that you apply it under the proper lighting setting. The correct lighting can make or break your look, as doing it under the wrong lighting will leave you looking either too pasty or too dark and unnatural. The best lighting for makeup application is ideally in natural daylight. Either sit next to a window where the sunlight shines in, or sit directly under a sky window or skylight for the best lighting for makeup application. For more on makeup application, read 11 Makeup Mistake You Might Be Making.

If you do not have access to natural light or if it is already dark outside, the next best lighting for makeup application is with a lighted vanity mirror. There are many great vanity mirrors that mimic natural lighting so that you can apply foolproof makeup even if you do not have access to immediate natural lighting. You can purchase a lighted vanity mirror from Sephora or other popular makeup stores. Be sure to check out 10 Secrets I Learned At Makeup Artist School for more makeup secrets and tips from the pros.

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Thanks

by EricaF123 Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 06:29AM Report as inappropriate

Definitely agree with this article. I learned my lesson about doing my makeup in the wrong kind of light, and will never do it again. Excellent article for women that do not know this.. :)

by Lamexicana1 Monday, August 27, 2012 at 02:12PM Report as inappropriate

natural lighting is the best, it's amazing how you think you have "good" lighting and you look fine but then in natural light your makeup looks crazy.

by michellefuentes Friday, August 24, 2012 at 06:07PM Report as inappropriate

I agree that lighting is really important. Its always hard to makeup in hotels because of the orange lighting. Really hard especially for blush application.

by Colours Friday, August 24, 2012 at 09:57AM Report as inappropriate

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