Tips for your Engagement Photo Session

Photography: Alison Conklin
Makeup: Victoria Roggio

Being engaged comes with plenty of excitement, and one aspect plenty of brides-to-be look forward to is their engagement shoot. It is very important to have the right makeup and hair for your engagement session. These photos look best when they look like you. But in case you're still a little unsure of things, here are five tips to keep in mind when it's picture time:

* Pick a good primer, I honestly believe that it is a very important step whenever I am doing makeup for a photo shoot or a wedding. It helps to even out the skin tone and works great as a base for the rest of the makeup.

* Go full coverage A foundation with full coverage, like Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($42), will cover just about everything. And if you're worried about cake face, never fear. Heavy foundations like this were made with cameras in mind, and your photographer's lens won't be able to detect it.

* Be blushed and bronzed. These two products work together to make you look gorgeous, so leaving one out can make you look flat. Pick up a duo like Lorac Blush/Bronzer Duo ($30), and start by sweeping the blush onto the apples of your cheeks. Then contour below the blush with the bronzer Compact Soleil Bronzer by Chantecaille ($45).

* Get a good blow out or loose curls From your engagement party and bridal shower to your bachelorette party and rehearsal dinner, have a simple, go-to hairstyle that makes you look and feel great is key. You will feel pretty and yourself! ($45)

* Have some options for your wardrobe The primary guideline for both women and men is that you wear clothes that you love, that make you feel confident and comfortable. If you are looking for some styling ideas and personal wardrobe consulting & shopping, feel free to contact Kristin Camiel.

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