How to take better selfies

Andrea loves dropping by the U93 Morning Show every Monday to share all our favorite beauty tips and tricks!

This week, Andrea enlisted the the help of AMAZING photographer Meagan Gilbert (www.meagangilbert.com) to share her advice on how to look better in selfies and pictures in general.

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1. Lighting, lighting, lighting!

The best way to flatter your makeup, hair, and skin? Lighting! Don’t choose lighting that is too harsh or too dark. Meagan’s advice? Go outside! Car selfies and photos taken with natural light are always a sure way to get a good look.

how-to-take-better-selfies-022. All about the angles

Sometimes learning how to take your best picture is as easy as finding the right angle. Meagan says, “Avoid taking photos from underneath the chin. No one wants to see up your nose! The most flattering angle is always going to be slightly raised above your head.” Practice smiling in the mirror so that you look natural. Avoid those  forced, cheesy smiles!

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3. Check your background

Look for solid colored walls, textured curtains, or any clean space. Avoid taking pictures in a messy room.

4. Look your best

There are certain tips and tricks to make your makeup look its best in photos. For starters, you always want to use a primer so the texture of your skin looks smooth and flawless. Opt for more matte colors, limit the shimmer because it can make your skin look oily. Check your makeup in natural light before taking a photo. We’ve all seen pictures of ourselves where we thought our makeup looked good before we left the house, and then were surprised to see a not-so-good look in pictures. Don’t be afraid of a little color on your cheeks and lips — without the added color, you run the risk of looking dull and washed out in pictures. A Camellia artist can help you find the right colors.

Check out our Headshot Event with Meagan Gilbert Photography on 4/9: Click here to join our event page and for more info!

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Camellia Cosmetics on U93!

Big announcement! Camellia Cosmetics will be teaming up LIVE in the studio with Irish Dave and Ric on U93 Today’s Best Music to talk all things beauty Monday mornings on u93!

Just comment or tag #MakeupMondayU93  on our Facebook page with your makeup hot topics or questions and listen to Irish and Dave on Monday mornings on 92.FM u93 for the latest makeup trends. Andrea or Rebecca will be live in the studio answering all your questions and having a little fun too!

We hope you’ll tune in and share this adventure with us!

Missed the first edition of #MakeupMondayU93? Scroll down to listen now!

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What’s *the* Makeup Look for FALL 2015?

We’ve got it and we’re showin’ it off.

THE LOOK: Warm & Cozy with a Combination of Baked, Matte, & Bronze Tones

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Featured new products in this LOOK:

LIPS: “Pink Kitten” Camellia Brand Liquid Lipstick (Matte)

CHEEKS: “Dahlia” Camellia Brand Baked Blush

EYES: “Beige Rage” Crushed Metal Shadow

 

 

 

THE LOOK: Deep Cranberry Lip with Smokey Brown Liner

makeup-looks-fall-2015-02Featured new products in this LOOK:

Lips: “Bordeaux” Camellia Lipstick (Matte) and “Teaberry” Camellia Lipstick

Eyes: Dark Chocolate Felt Tip Liner

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Hey, flannel and pumpkin flavored everything aren’t the only great things about fall. These warmer, richer tones are natural, flattering, and sure to leave you with that cozy feeling we all love about autumn.

Reserve your spot for a free fall makeup tutorial here.

Can’t wait to show you the new products and watch you fall in love!

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See you soon!

xoxo,
Andrea

 

Your Moment to Shine

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It’s your moment to shine! Come to Camellia Cosmetics and check out our special event makeup to find the look that’s perfect for you.

For the One You Love

 

his-and-hers-facialsLook and feel your most beautiful with your special someone. Learn more about our his-and-hers facials or book online now!

NEW FOR FALL: Luscious Liquid Lips

luscious-liquid-lipsAs the leaves begin to brown, you’re probably finding yourself on the hunt for THE ONE. We’re not talking about a new love interest; we’re talking about a new lipstick!

You’ll love our Liquid Lipsticks, brand-new and available in 9 perfect shades.

Feeling spicy? Try Pumpkin Spice (It’s THE color of the season). Looking for the perfect neutral? Brown Sugar and Mink Pink will leave you hooked. For a wearable berry red, Uncorked, Razz Dance, and Just Bitten are store faves.

The best part? These lipsticks are super long-wearing and perfectly creamy, leaving your lips luscious and glossy until next spring.

Imagine your favorite lip gloss and favorite lipstick wrapped into one perfectly long-wearing lipstick – our Liquid Lipsticks are sure to be your new favorite.

$16, at Camellia Cosmetics!

WHAT ELSE IS NEW FOR FALL?

  • Studio Fix Foundation
  • Studio Blend Concealer
  • Lengthening Mascara

WHAT’S BACK:

  • Rose Gold Blush
  • Whisper Mocha Blush

What’s you best look for Fall? Schedule your update online now!

Miss Indiana USA, Mekayla Diehl

miss-indiana-01Camellia artists work with all different kinds of clients. Look who landed in my make-up chair today: none other than the beautiful Miss Indiana USA, Mekayla Diehl!

On top of being beautiful, Mekayla is an athlete and super laid back and sweet.

I wanted to show off her great personality with a bright, fun, and natural look. A pretty pink lip and neutral bronze eye, along with perfectly polished brows and natural false lashes complete Mekayla’s look. Sophisticated, polished, and pretty — my favorite look, whether you’re a beauty queen or not.

Mekayla is beautiful from the inside out and super sweet! I had a great time working with her and wish her the best of luck competing for the Miss USA crown next month LIVE on NBC June 8th at 8/7 central!

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XO,
Andrea

Want to work with Andrea and other Camellia make up artists? Book now online!

BE A HOMETOWN BEAUTY

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We are so excited and proud to finally reveal the NEW camelliacosmetics.com! This year we are celebrating our 10th year as Northern Indiana’s beauty experts. Now, with the launch of our new interactive website, we are truly excited to get to know all of you, not only from our community but from all over the world!

We are inspired by the women that we get to work with every day, from the conversations to the laughs to the new looks we create. Our goal for this blog is to truly reflect those moments.

This is meant to be an interactive experience. From the beginning when we decided to create this site, our goal was to tear away the department-store countertop that divides beauty professionals from everyday women. That being said, this blog (and this site) is all about you, us, and all the little fun things that make us women.

We’re excited to read your emails, and we want you to participate by joining the conversation, so we can figure out exactly what you like and bring you more things you will love. Expect new things every day. We’ll be covering all kinds of beauty, lifestyle, and makeup tricks, trends, issues, obsessions, and inspirations as well exclusive images of all the daily happenings in our store.

So don’t forget to bookmark camelliacosmetics.com and check back often!

See you soon,

Andrea, Rebecca, & the Camellia Team