Five Beauty Tips That Will Make You Look Better in Photos

1. Find the Perfect Foundation

"To avoid looking washed out in photos, it is important to choose the right foundation shade for your skin tone. Sometimes you need more than one shade of foundation for the perfect match. I suggest visiting your local MAC store where artists are trained to see both your undertone and overtone."

Assistant Digital Producer

With smart phones always in hand, every event—from weddings to coffee breaks—has become a prime photo opportunity. But all too often attempts at capturing memories on these devices result in Facebook albums and Instagram feeds full of ghostly, shadowy and sometimes noseless figures.

The obvious solution, of course, is to simply carry around real cameras, but even real cameras can fall victim to less-than-ideal lighting.

So, in a quest to avoid the previously mentioned fate in future tagged photos, I turned to MAC Cosmetics Senior Makeup Artist Tiffany Johnston for an alternative solution: use makeup to fake good lighting and make my features stand out on camera.

Click through below for Johnston's pro product and makeup application tips.

Follow Tiffany on Twitter @MAC_Tiffany_J.