Listen Up: Models and Photographers Teach You How to Take Awesome Profile Pics


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“No one wants to look like their face is part of an oil slick, so for your best pictures, don’t forget powder,” says Goodstein. “Even if your skin isn’t oily, it can appear that way, especially with a flash.” She suggests using a translucent powder and mattifying products like OC8 or blotting paper. She’s our kind of gal; we totally dig the on-the-go convenience of oil blotters.

Also, don’t forget to drink up. No, wine does not count : ) Lisa M. Zunzanyika of Simply Zee Imagery is a big believer in good ol’ H2O. “Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate,” she says. “Hydration and rest help make your skin and eyes look their best.”

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  1. Guest says

    So glad I don’t even bother with a photo for any of my profiles. All I have right now is a blog — no FB, Twitter, Form Square or whatever else is out there (and new sites pop up every day). I just use either an icon or comment anonymously on Disqus with the silhouette logo. Not looking for love or friends in any of these places. On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog — and I’d prefer to keep it that way. Woof.

  2. Guest says

    So glad my profile picture is either a generic icon representing something about my personality or the silhouette icon on Disqus. Probably the best thing to happen to public commentary since the invention of the megaphone. Not looking for love OR friends in any of these places — Twit Book, Form Square, Tumble-Rumble or whatever these umptillion sites are (with new ones “starting up” every day, it seems). On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog — why would I or anyone else for that matter want to expose myself as an ugly pit bull, a wrinkled Shar Pei, or the worse piece of Shih Tzu no one should have the misfortune to see?

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