Tip #2 - Use a Matte foundation. We all love the face makeup that's glowing, shimmery and glossy, but it can cause unwanted reflections in flash photography and under bright lights. Using a matte foundation will give you that flawless finish.
Tip #3 - Set your foundation. Even though you've applied that full coverage, matte foundation, you want to be sure your make-up stays in-place and is shine free. Using a translucent setting face powder is the key to keeping it looking great until that photo.
Tip #4 - Be a little bold! - For your photo, you'll want your make-up to be more accentuated than it would be for usual daily routine. This doesn't mean it has to be garish...just add a little extra blush & bronzer because the flash of a camera can drown-out colors and cause them to look less vibrant than they do in person. Beyond the blush, sweep on an extra coat of mascara and an eye-catching lipstick to help your features stand out.
Tip #5 - Keep highlighter to a minimum. Over-shimmery products can lead to an unflattering shine in flash photography. Dust just a bit of highlighter on the tip of your nose and above your cheekbones.
Tip #6 - Keep to matte eyeshadows. It should be the primary part of your look. A light pink color photographs well. Give yourself a more awake look by adding a touch of light, shimmery shadow to the inner corners of your eyes.
Tip #7 - Stick with the matte in your choice of Lipstick too. A lip gloss may be your favorite daily choice, but again...that shimmer doesn't photograph as well.
Tip #8 - Use a setting spray. Although you've already set your foundation, using a setting spray will lock in the rest of your look. It will keep your make-up looking "just applied".