when i take the mirror outside i always look much better, is natural daylight the most accurate form of lighting? is this what i actually look like?
Most Helpful Girl
You actually look like what you look like in any lighting because that's where anyone will see you. All of life doesn't take place in one area with the light at one angle.
If you are taking pictures or scanning yourself for color samples, I suggest the bathroom or by a window.2
Most Helpful Guy
How you "actually look" depends on the lighting. It will still be how you "actually look" even in different lighting when you appear a little different. The best way to jusge makeup and all is to go for the best look you can in whatever kind of lighting you will mostly be seen in. In other words, even though you may look better in outdoor light, if you are going to spend most of the day indoors in an office, you should dress and makeup in that kind of lighting, because that is how people will see you all day.1