Passport Makeup: How To Take A Pretty Photo

Hey guys!  If you enjoy traveling like myself, then you probably have a passport.  Unlike your driver's license and other types of identification, a passport is good for 10 years here in the States.  That's a very long time and you probably want the picture to look decent, right?  Today I thought I would share with you the makeup look I went with when I went to renew my passport.  If you follow me on Facebook then you probably seen I had some problems and wasn't able to get it done, but I am going back on Monday to renew it.  This will be the look I do (yet again).  

One thing to keep in mind, it was a VERY long day and these photos were taken about 12-13 hours after I applied my makeup.  ZERO photo editing here - no smoothing, NOTHING.  I wanted the pictures to be as realistic as I could get them, these are straight from my camera, so you can see all my flaws!  I had been lounging on the couch and stuff, so you'll notice my brows are in need of a little brushing (along with my hair) but oh well.  Hopefully you get the idea.  I applied my makeup around 8am and these pics were taken after 9pm.  The only makeup touching up I done was I lightly swept some powder on my t-zone and put on some lip gloss before taking the pics.  That's it.
(And yes, I'm wearing pajama pants in the photos, haha!)

For my look I did my regular neutral smokey eye, keeping everything else on my face very natural.  The shirt I am wearing is from Walmart.  I wanted something neutral with not a whole lot going on, but I do like the bling detail on the shoulders.  When I went to have my photo made I was actually wearing a statement necklace, but I had took that off way earlier in the day.

On my face:
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation and Powder
Mac Prep + Prime in Radiant Rose
Mac Emphasize (to set my under eyes)
Maybelline Master Conceal (to cover any blemishes on my face)
Marc Jacobs O!Mega Bronze
theBalm Cabana Boy Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light
Anastasia Brow Wiz and Dip Brow Pomade
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray

On my eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma Eyeshadow
Physician's Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner Pen in Black
Mac Costa Riche Eyeliner
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Since a passport is good for SO long, I wanted a makeup look that would be timeless - nothing trendy or tacky.  Just something very natural, where I still look like ME.  Neutral/natural colors are what I always wear.  I wanted my skin to not be shiny from oil, but to be luminious - kind of lit from within.  The lip combination I wore earlier that day was Nars Honolulu Honey lipstick and Buxom White Russian lip gloss.  Just very light and easy.

Alright guys, hopefully that gives you some ideas when getting ready for your passport photo!  My recommendation is to keep it simple, keep it natural, and to still look like you.  Wear something simple and neutral in color, and possibly throw on a statement necklace to give some life to the photo.  If you have any questions just leave 'em below!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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