We will never say this mantra enough, “sunscreen, sunscreen!”.
Do you hate it when your high-SPF sunscreen leaves a noticeable white cast that looks ghostly on your face? Exactly.
If you notice your face is unusually white in the photograph, (and Casper the friendly ghost is not the look you are going for) you might want to check the ingredients in your foundation. Titanium dioxide is a common ingredient in foundations, because it’s very opaque, so it’s good at concealing skin flaws. But it also has the ability to scatter light rays, which is why it makes a good physical sunblock.
If your foundation has Titanium Dioxide in it, it might be the culprit that’s reflecting a lot of white light which shows up in your photographs. So, you might want to skip makeup with built-in sunblock that contains Titanium Oxide if you know there’ll be photographs taken. Or alternatively, you can apply the foundation to all exposed skin to create an even skin tone, if you don’t mind the splurge.