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5 Passport Photo Tips, Because Ellen Adarna And Elias Look Effortlessly Good In Theirs!
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  • Straight-talking celebity Ellen Adarna has spoken again. This time, the object of her irritation are ID pictures, especially the government-issued ones.

    On August 17, 2022, the actress, Ellen Meriam Go Adarna-Ramsay in long form, posted on Instagram her recent ID picture as well as that of her son Elias.

    Although she looked effortlessly gorgeous in her ID photo, Ellen still wished for improvement on ID shoots.

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    The 34-year-old Cebuana wrote, "Next time kukuha na talaga ako ng glam team… di nako natuto" calling @mickeysee @santiagoraymond book kona kayo for my passport renewal and future visa photos"

    Mickey See and Raymond Santiago are make-up and hairstyle artists known in the showbiz industry for their special glam photo shoots.

    Previous Ellen Looks by Mickey See

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    5 Tips To Taking Passport Photos

    In her ID photo, Ellen used BLK Cosmetics Cheek tint in the shade Girls Night Out, L'Oréal Lash Paraside mascara, and Urban Decay Perversion liquid eyeliner.

    For Ellen, the only saving grace of her latest ID photo was her perfectly shaped eyebrows, "Thank you @prettylooksph for my always ready beautiful eyebrows." Prettylooks has been responsible for Ellen's natural-looking microbladed and lightly shaded brows since 2014.

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    For moms and kids that don't have a glam team, Ellen's genes, or microbladed eyebrows, here are some tips to look good -- and tick off the DFA requirements -- on the passport photo anyway.

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    1. It's All About Lighting

    Make sure you have a balanced amount of light on the left, front, and right side of your face to ensure there are no shadows in your ID picture.

    2. Keep Your Eyes Au Naturel

    For babies and toddlers, make sure their eyes are open. For teens and adults, take off your eyeglasses and colored contact lenses for the photo shoot. Medical grade contact lenses are okay.

    3. Smile Like Mona Lisa

    That is, smile with your eyes and lips -- not your teeth. Oh, and don't do any signature head tilts for this photo. You need to look straight at the camera.

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    4. Tuck Your Hair Behind The Ears

    The ears should be visible and free of any earrings or accessories. Keep this in mind especially if your baby just had their ears pierced.

    5. Stay Neutral

    Keep the expression on your face neutral -- not angry, worried, or sad. Just relax your eyebrows and look straight ahead.

    BONUS: Think happy thoughts! Allow the camera to capture a positive and light aura about you so you can always carry that look as you travel around the country and the world.

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    This story originally appeared on PEP.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.

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