Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tips for Photo Shoot Make-up


Tips for Photo Shoot Make-up
- Cynthea Wight Hausman

Make-up applications are slightly different for Professional Photo shoots from daily make up application. Here are some tips for making your shoot go perfectly.


Application Lighting:
- Use natural light – for example, near a big window

Prepare Your Skin:
- Wash, exfoliate, tone and lightly moisturize your face before applying make up
- Oil control is very important. If you can, use oil free formulated products
- Pull your hair away from the face
- To reduce puffy eyes, use Preparation H

Concealer:
- Use a concealer 2 shades lighter than skin to cover blemishes and dark spots; apply before foundation application.
- Use a green tint to cover red spots and yellow tint to cover purple spots.

Foundation:
- Choose a thicker formulated foundation rather than the sheers ones that are used in daily applications so that all blemishes are covered easily.
- Blend foundation from chin into your neck so that they are of the same color.
- Translucent Powder: Use lots of it, and reapply between shots, to create a mat finish look

Contouring:
- Contour cheeks and eyes to create a sculpted look

Eyes:
- Highlight eyebrow bones using light shadow to create lively eyes
- Avoid eyeshadow that is too frosty or shimmery – it’ll appear shiny
- Apply eyeliner with precision
- Use waterproof mascara
- Overall application needs to be with a heavier touch than daily make up, the flash of the camera can wash you out.

Lips:
- Use lipstick and liner of same color, in a shade darker than natural lip colour

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!
Cynthea

8 comments:

Patrycja said...
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Patrycja said...

should the foundation color be darker the natural skin color for the photo shoot? I saw a Bobbi Brown video where she was applying makeup on a model and to me the foundation color looked evidently darker then the rest of the skin. On the pictures, however, model's face looked perfectly even.

Patrycja said...
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Cynthea Wight Hausman said...

Hi,
I think you should always match the true color of the skin. Otherwise, it looks strange. Thanks so much for your question!
C

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I was very interested in the tips that you wrote in your blog, I'm a model for various photographers and the make up artists don't know that all those tips, I hope to tell they the next time, that take into account these tips to make the photos look more professional than usual!

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