Racked recently picked up on TalkingShopping’s interview with Amy Strozzi, Sarah Palin’s makeup artist on the campaign trail (the one who was paid $22,800 for two weeks of work in October). When asked about the Alaskan Governor’s flawless complexion on camera, Strozzi said that Palin had the most beautiful skin she had ever worked with, that obviously makeup created the canvas but that clean Alaskan air, lots of fresh fish and protein, and a good fitness regime was the key to that Palin-esque look.
What to do if you can’t eat tons of fish while running on the treadmill in Alaska by Saturday? Here are some items to create that photo-ready look:
This Smashbox Photo Foundation Primer ($45) soothes and nourishes your skin while giving you a flawless complexion. It’s worth the investment.
Another favorite is the Benefit Eye Bright Pencil ($20). Swipe under the eyes, blend to erase under-eye baggage, and then line the inside of your eyes with it. You’ll look like you’ve been on vacation for a week.
Give your face a healthy glow with another tried-and-true secret weapon, NARS Orgasm Blush ($20). It gives anyone a healthy flush and translates well on camera. Yes, it really does work on all skin tones.
Last but not least, brighten those eyes before you get in front of the lens with the ModelCo Lash Wand Heated Eyelash Curler ($30), which gently curls your lashes into eye-popping curves before you even put on a coat of mascara. You look instantly more awake and alert in pictures.
No longer should you fear the close-up, ladies. Whether or not you incorporate the pageant wave is totally up to you.