Professional Makeup for Photography

Applying makeup for photography photo shoots isn’t that difficult to learn. Here are a few tips and techniques to get you on your way.

 

Good Base Coat:

A good base foundation is essential. There are foundations out there that are especially made for photography shoots. One of the best ones at a reasonable price is Revlon Photo ready foundation. This has a HD included which reflects of the camera light. When you have a good foundation, apply this generously. Think the way you would apply a foundation for going out on the town for a night out. When thinking about the colour to apply always match to your chin and neck. If you don’t get this rite the camera will pick it up.
 

 

Applying Concealor:

Next step is concealor, this is very important for hiding those under eye circles, scars, and colour imperfections. The concealor you use will need to be 2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone. Most skin types need extra concealor for different tones of skin.  As with the foundation apply extra on those areas that need more attention. This is needed to hide blemishes and lighten and brighten the eyes. Some people put this on before foundation but this can also be done after applying foundation.

 

Applying Powder:

Natural look in photography shoots need a good powder to finish of the base look. As with the foundation you can buy face powders that are especially made for photography. Revlon do the photo ready powders to create a great photo finish.  The powder is a very important part as this will stop any shine on your face; this will set the foundation and concealor. Powder will give you the perfect matt looking face. Get a powder to match your foundation. Use a shade lighter for under the eyes, this will prevent dark eyes showing on camera.

It doesn’t matter that you look like you have put a tone of cement on your face. Photography lightning will make this look natural. In fact you will look flawless on camera.
 

 

Applying Blusher:

Blusher should be applied heavier than usual; you want this to be precise. Not to heavy that it shows up to strongly on your photos. Blusher should be swept across the cheek bone. You can also add a blusher highlighter on top of your blusher; this will highlight your cheek bones in your pictures creating a higher cheek bone picture.

 

Eye makeup:

Eyes need to be really worked on; good eye makeup will draw you into the picture. When using eye makeup starts at the outer line and work your way towards the inner part. Go across about ¾ of the way; give this a couple of coatings as this will line and bring out the eye.

 

Eye shadow:

You want to keep this light as this will bring out the eyes. Darker shades will not bring out eyeshade as much on camera. The lights shades brighten up the eyes and draw the camera into this area.  Be sure to wear a eye colour that compliments what your eyeshade and what your wearing.

 

Lip Colour:

Lip shades should be one shade darker than your normal lip colour, make sure you match your lipstick with your lip pencil. There’s nothing more odd looking than a line of lip liner on the lips with no lipstick or a different shade of lipstick.
 

 

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