I'm going to start going to events with red carpets (nothing extremely mainstream unfortunately >_<) and I just wanted to know if there is any advice on how to photograph so I do not look 22 superficially but still have the sophistication that I am a mature woman.
Also if you know great poses to make on the carpet, that would be nice too
Clean coverage makeup, maybe a little brighter under the eyes to help with any dark bags, DEFINITELY no contouring. A fuller face tends to appear younger. Stop going so black around your eyes. A brighter color lipstick or just a simple gloss can help.
A simple high ponytail projects youth. Most important would be the wardrobe. Dress young and you'll look younger.
And then some can be controlled with the photographer's choice in lighting and retouching. But if you're talking for red carpet type stuff, it's all on you.
Okay, if I'm shooting a model and we're going for a younger look, here are a couple of things I'd suggest:
--soft light is always flattering. It hides skin flaws, small scars, and wrinkles. It makes women look younger.
--some body parts (especially women's triceps if they're floppy or big) tend to add age.
--don't scrunch up your face or wrinkle your forehead.
--avoid really heavy makeup, especially foundation and pancake.
--clothing and hair styles can make a big difference. No, I don't mean the extreme of dressing like you're in middle school. But a lot of evening wear or a very classic appearance...while glamorous...may also make you look older.