FOTD: Passport Picture

September 25, 2007

Here is my passport picture that I took while I was in Hong Kong. I figured I would post it on here to go with an older entry that I wrote about makeup tips for taking passport/year book pictures. As you can see, less is definitely more here.

What I Used

* MAC Select Cover Up in NC30 under eyes and around nose
* MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC30 to set concealer
* Bourjois Blush in Lilas D’or on cheekbones applied with a light hand
* Stila Espresso eyeshadow to fill in eyebrows
* Barry M Liquid Liner in Black along top lashline
* Max Factor Calorie 2000 mascara in Black on top and lower lashes
* Vaseline on lips


  • Reply alyssa September 25, 2007 at 8:44 pm

    i love your page=) i went through your archive and read each entry! i have single eyelids, but i still like to experiment with different colors. my favorite is to use a light green eye shadow on top, and just lightly go on my lower eyes with the same color. i’ve been having a hard time finding a brown that i like. i’m on the light side for skin color. for mac, i’m a c4 i believe. thank you and continue with wonderful posts=)

  • Reply alyssa September 25, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    hi=) also, i have a question about brushes. currently, i use for foundation. i use a regular rounded brush for blush. i was interested in getting a slanted brush. is it necessary? i never used bronzers before, but my face is looking so washed out. i went to sephora, and i was suggested to use a pressed powder, a few shades darker than my normal. it doesn’t make that much of a difference to me. should i keep it up? or skip it? for foundation, i use a pressed powder with a brush. i used to wear loose powder, but i switched. sorry to make this long, but i also have a lot of beauty marks. i have 3 around my mouth area, is there a way i can cover them? i have so many questions, sorry if it’s too much…

  • Reply Anonymous September 26, 2007 at 1:24 am

    pretty passport picture!!

  • Reply Diyana September 26, 2007 at 6:48 am

    I heard Vaseline isn’t very good for dry lips because it’s mainly made from petroleum. Thus, it masks the dry flakes and creates an illusion of hydration. Essentially, it’s worsening the condition.

  • Reply Anonymous September 26, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    hmm.. i thought we aren’t supposed to smile in passport pictures?

  • Reply alien man?! September 26, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    fortunately, there are lip balms that are not made w/petroleum
    many are being made w/all natural ingredients and you can find them in your local trader joe’s or organic supermarkets

  • Reply alien man?! September 26, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    btw, thanks for bringing back your passport photo tips. i hadn’t seen this before and these tips are awesome. you look great in that photo

  • Reply Anonymous December 4, 2007 at 3:14 am

    GEE, you look sort of weird but in a nice robotic sort of way. It looks like one of your eyes has a double eyelid and the other doesn’t

  • Reply Phyllis April 10, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Yah one of my eyes had an infection and my eyelid was all swollen. I had to go to the doctor too – so not hot!

  • Reply Anonymous April 29, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    is it oke to use falsies for a passport photo?

  • Reply Elaine July 19, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    so little, yet so much! I was contemplating on what makeup to wear for my passport picture, and this entry gave me inspiration! thanks phyllis! BTW, i was in chicago recently πŸ˜€

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