The Viral Passport Makeup Trend

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If you’re an avid traveler, it’s important to make sure your passport is up to date. If it’s coming close to the expiration date, you should try to get a new one as soon as possible. Remember, a new passport means a new passport photo. If you have a history of always taking terrible passport photos (just like the rest of the world), you might be motivated to finally take a good one this time.

Luckily, there was a trend circulating around TikTok and Instagram last year that will help you take the best passport photo ever. It’s called “passport makeup”, and it’s basically a tutorial of how to do your makeup so that it looks natural and great in the photo.

Essentially, the tutorial teaches you to contour your face in a way that compliments your natural facial structure. Since the camera of a passport photo tends to wash you out, using a more intense contour will help you look “normal”. This means contouring the cheeks and brightening the undereyes. This is always the first layer of the passport makeup. 

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Next, you need to focus on your eyes. Most tutorials focus on lengthening the eyes with winged eyeliner. Other than eyeliner and mascara, you might add a touch of bronzer into your crease to add a bit more definition. 

After you complete your lip combo, you’re done. You’re now ready to smash your passport photo!