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Preparing A Model For Her First Photo-Shoot In Years

Preparing for a shoot is a lot of fun for me and I also try to make it fun for the model.  Our models name is Misty. So I scheduled a MAC Makeup class for the correct selection of products to use for the shoot.  First of all is picking out the ward robe for the photo-shoot. Then I like scheduling a MAC Makeup class with he model to ensure to have the correct foundations and concealers.  Also having the correct eye shadows and lipsticks is important to me also.  My client who provided the fashions is from Brazil. And she provided a large amount of beach wear and hats. She is a designer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The wardrobe was from Chicme.com and also FashionNova.com.  For the makeup we used MAC Studio Fix for the Foundation number C3 and also Studio Fix Conceal and Correct Palette.  After applying the proper foundations and concealer we used the eye shadow palette Amber Times Nine for depth and highlights. And the finish the application with Mineralize Blush in a soft pink peach tone. And also contoured with Mineralize Skin Finished Bronzer. And Finishing with a nice  MAC Lipstick color TAUPE. The finished application was sprayed with MAC Prep and Prime setting spray.

 Also I did her hair color from a darker blonde base to a lighter blonde all over as she requested.  The products used for this shoot were from Jack Wynn Hair Color. And the client request a full all over highlight for her hair. The hair was in very good condition and I also shaped the hair design for her.  My customer had 0% grey in her hair. A mixture of textured weaves and balayage was used for this service. And also a low volume bleach for the lightening. Her natural base color is a level 7 Med Blonde. No toners were applied for this service.

 

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Preparing My Model For Her Next Photo-Shoot!

Getting a model prepared for a photo-shoot is a lot of fun and joint cooperation. Some models who are serious about there portfolio. And they will go to the ends of the earth to prepare for a schedule job.  And believe me it is a job, hair makeup, wardrobe, skin etc.  I go through a system for all my models. I run a add on model mayhem for all new models looking for photographs. I provide there wardrobe, a MAC Makeup class. Which we will get all needed cosmetics for the photo-shoot. that will match there outfit. I normally like to get dresses for my models. And I also like to use props for them, instead of doing the same old portrait shooting.  I have been a hairdresser/makeup artist for 30 years and started doing photography 7 years ago.

 

My models photo-shoot is at the end of the month and it was every important to get the right makeup formula’s. We used MAC Makeup foundation Studio Face and Body Foundation., Studio Fix Smooth Wear Concealer, for the face.  Mac Makeup Brow set for the eyebrows, 3D Black Lash Mascara, Studio Fix Sculpt and Shape Contour Palette in Dark to Medium Tones.  The contour palette was also used for the eye shadows and highlighting on the brow bone.  Always remember to learn how to manipulate your makeup kit for all uses.  For the lips we used Retro Matte Lipstick and also as a pencil for the lips. All MAC products were used for this makeup up session. And I would highly recommend using this line for photography, the product will not move or dissipate in color tones.  But most of all you really have to clean the face and also in photography you have to use a primer for the outdoors. Especially in this Central Florida weather, or the makeup will melt off.

I like to buy my wardrobe from the following online clothing stores.

All these company’s provide lovely outfits for all times of the year.  All wardrobe is provide for free to all the models including hats, accessory’s, shoes.  I feel it is very important to script your photo-shoots and have the proper makeup that fits your model. By doing all of these before a photo-shoot then you will have a winning session. I feel through experience. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare.  Photo’s will becoming soon for her next photo-shoot at the end of the month.

 

 

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Hair Color And Toning On Fine Hair

Light pastels and Icy Lavender’s are all the preferences now with young women. Balayage is the form and technique for hair-color also.  This model had a very dark base color, and she wears her hair in a trendy style.  Her wish was to go as light as possible and have a very cool tone to the hair.

I used a 20 and 30 volume bleach lightener to get the level of lightness desire for the client. Now the hair texture was fine and she did lose hair.  But at a moderate level.  After the completion of the lightening service a went ahead and shaped the hair for her. She likes one side shaved. After which I used a level 9 Blue Violet toner for her hair. And we let that process for 10 to 20 minutes.  The hair was shampooed and a FROST Toner was applied.  The hair was styles in curls as she wished.

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MAC Strobe Creme Is A Must For Skin During A Photo-Shoot!

This product is a must for my models when I am shooting in the sunshine. The product has a very nice glimmer to it. And when applied to the legs, arms, and chest it will give you a lovely glow. This is a must for my preparations of my Black and Brazilian models, the product will show up on darker skin and give it a beautiful sheen and highlight. But on fair skin I seen to get shadows with color and that is not what I want in my photography. I always apply this product to all my models for lovely highlights to the skin. And if you are going out at night it works perfectly for you.  I highly recommend this. Work the product in your hand about a dime size if possible and apply to the skin where you want the highlights.

If the product is to strong for you dilute with a little hand creme and then reapply. Work the product in well or it will become streaky.  If you are applying the product to the face I would recommend using a small feathered makeup brush. And only use small amounts at a time until you get the desired look you want. Blend, Blend, Blend.

I recommend the Goldlite and the Peachlite.  For dark to medium skin.

The ultimate quick fix for skin now in shades of pink (original), peach, silver, red and gold. Super-powered with potent botanicals.  It boosts the look of dull, flat or tired-looking skin with nutritious vitamins and a mega-dose of green tea. Brightens and clarifies with iridescent particles and antioxidants. Adds the softest glow to skin in sunlight to spotlight.  Give it a try.

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Holy Grail Of Makeup Setting Spray!

This product is the bomb. It sets the makeup and will not move for me the whole time I am doing a photo-Shoot.  This is a given for the title of the best setting spray out there in the makeup industry. Crease Resistant, Long-wearing, Moisturizing, Natural Looking, Smells great!  Makes your make up look natural and leaves a dewy look on your face. Excellent product to use for weddings, photo-shoots, special engagements.

A lightweight mist of water packed with vitamins and minerals, infused with a blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber to gently soothe and refresh the skin. Gives an instant boost of hydration while delivering a soft sheen to refresh and finish makeup. This holy grail of hydrating mists can be used with other products in near-endless ways – to improve the wear of makeup, or moisturize and soothe tired skin. A delicious twist in a permanent romantic rose scent, calming lavender scent, or creamy coconut scent.

 

  • Hold bottle 12 inches away from face and spray evenly.
  • Use alone or to finish makeup.
  • For face products, apply your favorite powder foundation and lightly mist all over face to set and hydrate.
  • For color products, apply your favorite eye shadow or pigment to your preferred brush, lightly mist bristles and sweep across lids for an intensified shadow look

 

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MAC Lip Scrubtious

We all take care of our skin, feet, hair. But being a makeup artist if the lips are chapped it will be hard to apply the lipstick. Also in the editing process the chapped pieces of skin will come out darker on the photograph.  So take care of your lips. Especially if you are a model.

Pucker up! Get totally smooth lips with M∙A∙C Lip Scrubtious. This sugar-based exfoliator gently buffs away dry and flaky skin, with a formula enhanced by hydrating and nourishing conditioners leaving lips soft and oh-so-smoochable. Available in five flavours including Candied Nectar, Fruit of Passion, Summer Berry, Sweet Brown Sugar and Sweet Vanilla.

Key Claims and Benefits
  • Exfoliates lips
  • Smooths and softens lips
  • Conditions lips
  • Hydrating
  • Dermatologist tested
Usage
  • Using a fingertip, massage a generous amount onto lips in a circular motion.
  • Wipe away with tissue or rinse off if desired.
  • Use two to three times weekly.
Ingredients

Ingredients: Sucrose , Petrolatum , Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter , Water/Aqua/Eau , Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil , Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil , Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract , Tocopherol , Tocopheryl Acetate , Ethylene/Propylene/ Styrene Copolymer , Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer , Flavor (Aroma) , Phenoxyethanol , Red 33 (Ci 17200) , Yellow 6 (Ci 15985)

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Makeup for Outdoor Photo-shoots

Wearing the right makeup in front of the camera is essential. The wrong foundation can make your skin tone look washed out or uneven, and failing to properly highlight features like your eyes, can make photos turn out flat. The key to looking good in front of the camera, especially outdoors, is to wear a look which is natural, and not too heavy or dramatic. Spread a thin layer of moisturizer all over your face. This will help to create a base for the foundation, which will allow it to go on more smoothly.

Select a foundation which is very close to your natural skin tone. Avoid foundations which contain SPF, as these foundations, though they protect the skin from UV rays, are reflective and will make your face appear much whiter than the rest of your skin.  Apply the foundation all over your face, including on your eyelids and lips. Use your fingers to apply the foundation, as this will give you a coverage which is not too heavy. Blend the foundation fully, making sure to pay particular attention to the jaw line.

Select a concealer which closely matches your skin tone. Using the applicator, dab the concealer underneath the eyes and on any areas where you have blemishes, dark patches or any other marks. Gently rub the concealer into the skin using your fingers.

With a powder brush, apply a loose powder, which matches your skin tone, to your forehead, nose, mouth area and chin. This will take away any excess shine and prevent your skin from reflecting the flash of the camera. Blend the powder by using the brush in a circular motion.

Lightly color in your eyebrows using a brow pencil that matches the color of your eyebrows. This will help to give the brows definition and frame the eyes. Using an eye-shadow brush, sweep a light neutral-color eye-shadow, such as cream, beige or brown depending on your skin color, all over your eyelid, from your lash line to the bottom of your brow.

Apply an eye-shadow that is a shade darker than the one you used before along the crease of your eyelid and blend it thoroughly. This darker shade will contour the eyes and make them stand out more in the photographs.

Apply a thin line of black liquid eyeliner all along the lash line and use a black mascara on the eyelashes to add volume.

Choose a lipstick one or two shades darker than your natural lip color, and select a lip liner which closely matches this. Line your lips with the lip liner, closely following the natural line of your lips. Lip liner is needed to define the lips. Apply the lipstick carefully straight from the tube.

Set you makeup next with a setting spray.