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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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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.

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Take Care Of Your Skin Before a Photo-shoot!

Okay so now we’re gonna start on foundation, and like I said earlier this look is more matte. You don’t want anything shiny, dooey, iridescent cause the camera picks up everything. And if you use a shiny or dooey foundation your gonna look to glowy. So you want to keep to a matte, this is a pretty light foundation and it does no’t have any iridescence to it. It’s completely matte, and you want to use a little more than you normally use for everyday purposes. And this is the time where you want to cover any blemishes.  This is the time where you use foundation all over the skin. You don’t just want to use it in certain little areas where you need it, you want it all over. You want your whole face to look smooth and blended. And because you’re gonna be on camera you want to use a little more than normal just to make sure everything is covered and everything looks smooth. If you don’t use enough makeup on camera you’re gonna really notice it. You’re gonna look like you have nothing on, and you’re not gonna like the way your pictures turned out. So even though you’re using natural makeup you just want to use a little more of it than normal. Under the eyes, never neglect under the eyes.

You can use your foundation as a concealer or if you have a separate concealer that’s fine also, it’s all personal preference. Make sure you take it down the neck just a tiny bit, just blend blend blend. Make sure it’s all blended in, you can always add more where needed. I like to go on the eyelid a little bit also just to make a nice clean pallet, clean base for the eye-shadow. Just make everything look really smooth and even. And then once the foundation’s on you just wanna powder your skin lightly just to help the foundation stay, and to make everything look smooth. You don’t want to use a tremendous amount of powder because you don’t want your skin to look powdery or dry, but just blend the powder. Buff it into the skin and it will just really smooth out the look and make the foundation stay. I like to powder the lips as well. Stay away from powder around the eyes, that can make the eyes look a little crappy or accentuate wrinkles. And there we go. Now we’re ready to apply some color.

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Goldwell hair color, high lights the Photo shoot!

Haircolorinorlando.comThis is our model Selah, she requested a lighter hair color for her photo shoot. Her natural base color is a level 7 neutral. We used Goldwell level 7gb for low lights and Goldwell Powder Lightener for her foil h. And we used a 10bg Colorance color glaze for the final highlights process. Her makeup was A Golden Tan 1 foundation using Joe Blasco Foundation, and MAC eye shadows, cheek color, blush,  and lip stick. The photo shoot came out wonderful her. Always use the best products for the hair and since Selah is a model she is in the salon a lot. So it is good to try not to overdo the hair color. Keeping good hygiene for the skin is also very important.  When you are finished doing the final preparation for the models make always take a photograph and check, check, check. Also with the hair, check for fly away hairs, try teasing and not so much hairspray. Keep the lip stick fresh through the photo shoot.

Check, Check all your work.

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Joseph Kellner Modeling Photo-shoots & Makeup

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FULL EXPOSURE PALETTE By Smashbox Is a wonderful product to work with and it is true to tone for all of your eye shadow colors.  I used this palette on Jamilla for her first photo-shoot and I was very surprised. The product holds.  I did not need a primer for the extra hold on the eye lids. And blending was effortless. This palette is a real deal also for the consumer priced at $50.00 dollars you cant go wrong. I was roaming around Ulta for some lip liners and low and behold there it was in front of me.  There was no flacking of the shadows, hardly any clean up at all.  I did not even need to punch up the makeup at all except to add a few new colors to her photo-shoot . Normally I rely on MAC for all of my photo-shoots I am hired for.  The use of eyeshades worked well on this model.  This was Jamilla’s first photo-shoot!

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But next time I will use this palette again. The palette also came with a mascara which worked well also. I try not to use one product line for my cosmetics I use in the salon.  I prefer to use what works for me, which is normally different brands.. The same also for when I am dressing the hair. Look around if you are a Make-up Artist there are a lot of good products in a lot of different cosmetic company’s to play with.

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PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER is another product I often use from SMASHBOX wonderful collections of products for the face. Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, our best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish. This I say is a must for good makeup applications and for editorial or film work. Apply a dime-size amount of PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation. And guess what I also used it on the hair to keep the fly-away hairs from peeking up there ugly heads. So if you like to tame frizzes’, try smoothing primer through wet or dry hair. And then blow dry the hair, or use it on the dry before curling. It’s amazing!

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