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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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Models Prep Your Lips Before Your Shoot!

One thing you don’t want during your photo-shoot is have your lipstick move all over.  And when you place your lipstick on, just like when you prime your face for your foundation. You must prep your lips. MAC Prep and Prime Lip is what I would recommend and go to for all my photo-shoots. A color free base to wear under lipstick. Adds light moisture, smooths and refines the lips. Improves the appearance of applied lip products.

There is no greasy feel to the product and just apply it while you are doing your foundation and then just gently pat your lips before applying your lip color.

  • Reduces lipstick feathering
  • Provides long-term hydration
  • Fragrance-free
  • Oil-free
  • Dermatologist tested

A lot of woman will place a chap stick on there lips to prime them. Which is a NO-NO. This will give you a oily appearance even when you pat the chap stick off. And the lipstick will not adhere to the lips. Don’t try this method use a primer. Another way of taking of dry flakes from the lips is use some scotch tape to the lips and this will also gently pull off the flaky skin. Also if you use a dark colored lipstick to dry lips, it will appear darker in certain areas because of flaking. So always use a primer for the lips.  This will also hydrate the lips also.

  • Apply a thin coating over entire lip area and over lip edges.
  • Follow with lip color.
  • If desired, line lips.

 

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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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Model Using Mac Makeup For January Photo-Shoot

My first model for the new year is wearing a dress from Fashion-Nova.com a maxi-dress.  Also all of her cosmetic jewelry was from the same company. Before I do a photo-Shoot I like to have a makeup class to get the right colors for the shoot. A lot of times makeup outdoors will depend on the natural lighting given that day.  So I went for a natural application of MAC Makeup.  For all the makeup artists and hairdressers that read my blog you can go to any MAC store and book a 1 1/2 makeup class for you and your model.  It cost only $90.00 for the class and your model will get tons of samples to go home with. Also if you are a makeup artist or hairdresser you can apply for a MAC-PRO card and receive 30% off your purchases.

The first product we used was MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation, my model has freckles and I did not want to cover them up. I just wanted to get some coverage for the photography. Some tone to the skin. , Studio Fix concealer was also used to subdue any blue around the eyes. as you see below. NW24 was used for the application.  Both products have a very creamy consistency. And application was a breeze, without any feeling of full coverage.  A comfortable, lightweight fluid foundation with a unique blend of emollients that delivers sheer coverage and a satin finish. The moisturizing, long-wearing formula glides onto the face and body providing stay-true color.

We used a natural  eye shadow palette for the eyes, just to give the eyes a slight tone of color to them. This palette is called, “Amber Times Nine” also by Mac Makeup.  This well-edited palette features a color wave of amber hues that offer countless shade combinations. It provides an array of textures from matte to satin to frost for creating a variety of looks for both day and night. The saturated, soft and smooth hues are all packaged in one compact for easy portability.

Shade Description

  • Cozy Grey: Cool-grey (Matte)
  • Kitties: Pale bronze (Frost)
  • Georgia Peach: Dirty rose pink (Matte)
  • Rice-paper: Peachy gold with shimmer (Frost)
  • Creative Copper: Light beige (Luster)
  • Cork: Muted golden brown (Satin)
  • Don’t Tell: Sparkly brown (Luster)
  • Aromatic: Matte brown (Matte)
  • Pepper Please: Sparkly bronze copper brown (Velvet)

 

Shape and Shade Brow tint was used to detail the eyebrows and to give the shape and color.  Shape + Shade Brow Tint fuses the power of liquid and powder in a dual-ended product designed to define and set brows with ease. Fill brows effortlessly using the precision brush-tipped liquid liner on one end, then flip to the sponge on the other end to set your shape with the mess-free powder contained in the cap. This wax-infused powder makes brows smoother and gently holds them into place.

 

For our cheek powder we used Warm Soul BY MAC Makeup. Designed by and for professionals, formulated to provide fantastic color with ease and consistency. Applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin to achieve a natural-looking application of color. and also our lipstick we used was also a MAC product call, “Jubilee”.  M·A·C Lipstick – the iconic product that made M·A·C famous. This lightweight formula glides easily with sheer-to-medium coverage and a lustrous finish.

 

 

And she is ready for her Photo-Shoot.

Model Stephanie Woodward

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Too Faced Cosmetics Foundation Is A Thumbs Up!

Having consistency when doing makeup for models to use for outdoor photography must be on the money. Or you will see discoloration around the jaw line and chest area.  On this model Bryanna Quintero she prefers Too Faced foundation, “Born This Way”.  The product is a liquid and is easy to apply to the face and drys quickly. I like to use a feathered brush to get all the creases and fissures sealed with the foundation.  I feel if you are using a sponge it will soak up too much of the makeup, so I prefer a brush. The product is not smeary or cakey to work with during the application. Lovely product to use.

When I was done with the application, I sealed with Mac Pro-Sealer.  The product did not move the whole time during the photo-shoot. Nor did it dissipate. This oil-free foundation masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin for the perfect naturally flawless finish and coverage so undetectable, they’ll think you were Born This Way!

Highly recommend this product.

  • Medium-to-full undetectable coverage
  • Oil-free
  • Hydrating
  • Long-wearing for 12 hours
  • Photo friendly/No flashback
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Coconut water to aid in delicately replenishing skin’s moisture levels
  • Alpine Rose to help empower skin’s health and resilience
  • Hyaluronic filling spheres for a smoother, more youthful appearance

 

 

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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