Makeup Advice

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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Hair Dressing Tips For a Bikini Model

 

Depending on the photo shoot, your hair and make-up can range from bare and flat, to colorful and volumized. You want to deliver the best results as a model, and that includes knowing what is right and what is wrong for each type of photo shoot. As a model you should know the necessary tools and tips for your hair and make-up. For a bikini model, the best approach to your hair and make-up is to keep your look clean, fresh and simple. 
 
When it comes to your hair, you want to have that slightly curly and the “next-day” messy look. To get the tousled look, you want your waves to appear silky, you can achieve this by applying a dime size amount of smoothing serum through your dry hair before you style your hair. Use a 2″ curling iron, and loosely curl your hair and lightly tease your hair at the roots. You just want to create the wispy vibe, not full on curls. For the next-day messy look, there are two tips you can use to get the results you need. Take a shower right before you go to bed and comb your hair out to detangle it.
 
After you have done this, you can part your hair in the center of your head, and pull your hair back into a low bun and go to sleep. When you wake up and take down your hair, you will have relaxed and refined waves. Another way is to spray texturizer onto your dry hair. After you applied the texturizer, scrunch up your ends to help build messy volume. Once you have styled your hair, make sure you spray your hair with a flexible hairspray. You want to maintain the wispy look without sacrificing its naturalness. If you have difficulty thinking of how to do your hair, just glance inside a Victoria’s Secret catalog to get a push in the right direction.
 
When you have problems trying to create the perfect bikini model look, think of the beach. Close your eyes and envision the beach, imagine you’re walking on the beach, feel the sand beneath your feet. Notice the people as you walk by them. Do they wear bright lipstick colors? Do they have a crazy eye shadow color on? Simply think of how you would go to the beach if you were with friends or by yourself. You want to create the feeling of being on the beach or by the pool.
 
You want the consumer to imagine that that’s how they can look in the bikini. If you have big curls in your hair and bright red lips, it will be harder for people to imagine themselves as you. The purpose of a bikini model, other than selling the swimsuit, is to make the consumer want to be you. They want to look as sexy as you do on the beach or while laying by the pool. Remember you want to look sexy but RELATABLE! Do this and you will achieve that sexy beach look, and have an amazing shoot.
Joseph Kellner
Orlando, Florida 32836