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How to Look Better in Pictures

Many of us wish we photographed better.

In an era where images are taken constantly, it is difficult to control the many instances our picture is taken.

Here are my 2 quick/best tips for photographing better.


The Turtle

This is a quick physical adjustment that tightens the jawline and opens our eyes.

All you do is extend your whole face forward 1-2 inches and then drop your chin 1/2 inch.

A common mistake is to extend only the chin forward 1-2 inches. This will give you an unwanted result.

Practice moving the entire plane of your face and not just your chin in the mirror. Once you get your muscles familiar with this, it becomes easy to replicate.








Also notice with the 2 women that one shoulder is closer to the camera than the other. This tends to reduce flatness and fullness in your image.


Powder the Heart

When possible, lightly powder the heart of your face.

2 changes happen when you isolate and neutralize shine in the heart of your face.

  1. You reduce a shine from distracting from your main features, eyes & lips.
  2. The area outside the heart reflects light better giving a healthy energized appearance.

As a reminder, the area between the lines on the images below is the heart of the face.













Bonus Tip: How to make eyes smolder on camera.

We see this with celebrities all the time. There is an intensity to their gaze.

This is simple. Pretend you are trying to read the bottom line of a chart during an eye exam.

Your bottom eye line raises up as it strains to make out the eye chart bottom line.

This communicates as a smoldering intensity. Try it out. You will laugh but it works.

Famous eye exam culprits include Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise.

 Translucent Powder Compact Special

In the spirit of looking our best, all shades of Translucent Compact Powder & Invisible Powder (no pigment/high oil control) are only $19 ( usually $24) now through February 14th.

Why not look your best on camera and off.


To better implement the concept of Face with a Heart in your daily makeup application, treat yourself and others to the International Best Seller FACE WITH A HEART MASTERING AUTHENTIC BEAUTY MAKEUP.

When you order from Amazon, you also receive a Free e-book of this same title.

Most people apply makeup generally and they look generally good.

Some people apply their makeup specifically and they look specifically good.

They use the same makeup, only in a more specific way.

Learn the specifics and always look and feel specifically good.


Makeup Gourmet’s Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup® products are developed alongside the Face with a Heart Authentic Beauty Makeup® method of application. They are customized to give you the best results when applying your makeup.

Please let me know if this blog was of value to you and share your own Authentic Beauty Makeup tips in the comments box below. I would love to hear how you get on trying this new method of makeup application – tell me how useful you find the tutorials and how you found the results. You can also use the comments box to tell me what interests and concerns you when it comes to which makeup colors to choose. Please let me know so I can fashion future blogs that are relevant and interesting to you.

Want to know more? My new best selling book, Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup is available on Amazon now.

Chris Scott
25th of January,  2017

CHRIS SCOTT Makeup Gourmet

CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show ‘Makeup Gourmet’ from 2008 – 2010. He was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public could have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup and the international #1 bestseller Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup.

‘The grass is always greener where you water it.’

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