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Should I Wear Makeup for My Senior Pictures? St Louis Senior Portraits

Updated: Apr 20, 2023

Trying to decide how you want to look for your senior portraits can be stressful. In addition to choosing your outfits, you'll probably be wondering if you should wear makeup for your senior pictures.


The answer in almost every case is yes!


Why You Should Wear Makeup for Your Senior Pictures


It's important to feel like yourself in your senior portraits, but even if you don't usually wear makeup, you might still want to put some on for your senior portrait session.


Being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking, so anything you can do to calm your anxiety can be beneficial. Plus, you'll hopefully be looking back on these photos for years to come, and you want to feel proud of them.


Professionally styled hair and makeup can go a long way to boosting your self-confidence. A little natural makeup can cover any blemishes you may feel self-conscious about.

A common concern about wearing makeup for senior portraits is that you won't look like yourself or that you'll look "fake," especially if you don't normally wear makeup. However, it's definitely possible to go with a natural makeup look and polish up your appearance without changing yourself too much.


Is Professional Hair and Makeup for Senior Pictures Worth It?


Whether you wear makeup on a daily basis or prefer to go without, there are benefits to hiring a professional for your senior portraits makeup.


If you don't have a lot of experience with cosmetics, a professional makeup artist can take guesswork out of the equation so you go into your session feeling confident.


But even if you're a makeup guru yourself, a professional will be able to make sure you're camera ready. They will know all the best techniques to help your makeup look beautiful in your photos.


Any good makeup artist will be able to accomplish full glam or natural looks for your senior photos. They'll help highlight your best features and be sure your personality shines through.


At Monochrome Photo Studios, we're lucky to have Lauren Wilkerson from Beauty by Broxie as our in-house hair and makeup artist. For an additional fee, she'll style you for senior portraits on site so you don't have to worry about bouncing between appointments. Get in touch today to book your session!


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