You may not wear a lot of makeup on a day-to-day basis, but consider wearing a little more than usual at your portrait session. Choosing a natural look could cause you to look washed out in photos. First, meet with a makeup professional and choose a foundation that matches your skin tone. Try different color palettes for your cheeks, eyes and lips, and find out which color combination complements your features. Bright lipstick will define your mouth, and eye shadow, eyeliner and mascara will showcase your eyes. Above all, you want to look like yourself in the portrait, so choose makeup you feel comfortable wearing.