Traveler almost misses her flight because she looks ‘nothing like’ her glamorous passport photo: ‘This is a warning to all women’
- Alisha Marie wore makeup in her passport photo
- When she was traveling she looked very casual
- Airport didn’t believe she looked like her picture
A traveler was ‘humiliated’ after she was almost denied boarding because she looked nothing like her passport photo.
Alisha Marie’s very casual no-makeup look bore little resemblance to her glamorous passport photo – so much so that the agent didn’t believe it was the same person.
The 30-year-old laughed as she warned others to think twice before putting on too much makeup when getting their passport photo taken.
Alisha, from LA, wore a baggy black jacket with a bare face and her hair pinned up and pulled back under a black cap to catch her flight.
In the beauty blogger’s passport photo, however, she had bangs, styled hair and a face full of makeup.
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Alisha Marie (pictured) shared her shock after she was almost denied boarding because officers thought she looked nothing like her passport photo
Alisha, from LA, wore a baggy jacket with a bare face and her hair pulled up and back to catch her flight, but in her passport photo she had bangs, hair styled and a face full of makeup
When Alisha showed her passport to check in at the airport in Istanbul, the agents behind the counter hesitated to let her through, thinking she was using someone else’s passport.
In late 2022, a trend took TikTok by storm with women sharing their makeup tips for creating the most flattering passport photo.
Beauty lovers used makeup to give themselves strong browns, rounded cheekbones, fox eyes and flawless skin, but Alisha learned the hard way what kind of trouble the fad could cause.
“They almost didn’t let me on my flight because they said I didn’t look like my passport video,” she said in an online video as she laughed in shock.
When Alisha presented her passport to check in at the airport in Istanbul, the agents behind the counter hesitated to let her through, thinking she was using someone else’s passport
“This is why you should never take hot photos for your passport because that’s not how I look,” the beauty influencer warned as she revealed her glamorous passport photo.
However, there are no restrictions when it comes to wearing makeup in a passport photo Sky Scanner Australia recommends going for as natural a look as possible.
“I have never been so humiliated in my life,” Alisha captioned the clip posted to her popular social media channels.
The video quickly racked up more than 8.4 million views on Instagram and TikTok and left thousands of comments.
“I would never have shown my face in that airport again,” joked one woman.
“New fear unlocked,” said a second, and a third added, “I’m glad I now have a bad passport photo.”
‘At first I regretted not getting a good passport photo. But it will look like me when I’m traveling at 7am,” someone else agreed.
“I definitely don’t need to glam up for my passport photo because I always look like a hot trash can when I travel,” laughed another.
Six tips on how to wear makeup to look good in your passport photo
If you intend to wear makeup in your passport photo, it is recommended that you apply it as close to your normal style or as natural as possible so that the photo is a good representation of you when you travel.
You don’t want to be stopped at the border because passport control doesn’t recognize you.
- Use corrective primer – An apricot corrective primer can give your skin a warmer tone. If you often have a red face in photos, a green-tinted primer can neutralize that.
- Try concealer – The harsh flash required can make it difficult to get a good passport photo as it makes circles under your eyes more noticeable. Dab some concealer under your eyes to make your eyes look brighter.
- Add some lip color – This doesn’t have to be lipstick if you’re not a lipstick person, but a tinted balm can give your lips enough definition so they don’t get lost under the bright flash.
- Check your cheeks – Not literally! But a little bronzer or blush can give your face a warmer look.
- Powder up – Dewy looks are totally hot, but if you want to avoid a shiny forehead or nose on your passport photo, we advise you to fix your make-up with powder.
- One more thing – While you should stick to your normal wearing style or natural look, that doesn’t mean you can’t go a little heavier when applying. Makeup looks more subtle in passport photos, so you can add a little more coverage if you want.
Source: Skyscanner Australia