i was shocked.
that beautiful dSLR of hers captured EVERY imperfection, line, wrinkle, and smear on my face. i quickly went back into the bathroom to touch up a little bit more. now, this was done 8 hours after i had originally applied my makeup and i would have had better results had my makeup been fresh (that's the benefit of having a makeup "artist" on set ) (yes a little shameless self promotion). though i touched up my makeup, there were still imperfections i missed and thanks to Kellie's editing skills, you can hardly tell.
so let this be a quick lesson. if taking pictures of yourself, snap a few to see what you actually look like through the lens. your perception of yourself in the mirror and through a lens are very different. second, it pays to have an experienced photographer. they know how to capture your beauty, even if there are a few blemishes.