A thoughtfully crafted cosmetic look is essential before you step in front of the cameras. Applying makeup for a television appearance requires techniques that may differ from your everyday cosmetic routine. With today's high-definition cameras showcasing every blemish, pore and smudge of misapplied shadow, smart makeup application is a must to leave you looking your best under the TV lights.

Your everyday makeup motto might be "less is more," but that's not the case when it comes to applying makeup for television. Creating a flawless, TV-ready complexion requires a bevy of makeup products.

A television appearance isn't the time for cutting-edge makeup colors. Instead, classic looks create that soft, polished appearance that looks right under the television lights.