High-definition television won't be standard until 2009, but actors are already nervous about what it may reveal. Because HDTV provides a clearer picture, you'll see more detail—including the pimples, wrinkles and scars that normally don't show up on television. Unsurprisingly, stars aren't looking forward to having their every pore blown up for the world to see.
This story has some makeup artists' tips for looking good on HDTV, and surprisingly, they're based on the needs of regular people. The goal is to look naturally flawless, not "makeuppy."
The main way to do this is to use foundation that looks invisible. Look for mineral-based foundations, or those that have light-reflecting qualities. MAC stepped up with its Mineralize Satinfinish, which uses microscopic pigments that blend seamlessly on skin. I know a lot of you love mineral makeup, too, which provides a softer finish than a lot of liquid foundations do.
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