HERE ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE LOOK FOR WHEN APPLYING PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKEUP
Oily skin can be an issue on a photoshoot which involves lighting as this increases ‘shine’. (imagine it like a reflection of the light in your skin) This is why we take the trouble to carefully create a ‘matt’ look for your skin. (Going out, you may love a shimmer, but for photoshoots we don’t ‘shimmer shimmer’ )
Brows can be tweezed at home before your photoshoot but we can also add depth to a brow that may be on the thinner side.
We advise arriving to your photoshoot with totally make-up free, clean skin. (This is difficult for some so we can do that in the studio if need be) Exfoliating should be done the day before. (Great preparation the day before is to have a longer, relaxing bath, drink plenty of water and get a good nights sleep. Really, that is the best advice we give because it’s so effective.)
Moisturisers should be applied to your clean face since they help to keep make-up in place.
We use concealers for touch ups especially with skin imperfections but also we have learned some wonderful skills in photoshop over a twenty year period which can do a lot of clean up work and still leave you looking natural and fabulous. Sometimes our clients want scars or tattoos removed and these are easier to remove in photoshop that trying to cover up with make-up. We’ll advise you with all this and your make-up artist will be very experienced in make-up for photography.
Eyes are one of the most important facial features and we always use false eyelashes (almost always) to add extra glam. For some people, this takes a little getting used to but the results are always worth it.