Haircare Advice, Haircolor and Makeup Advice

Always Read The Label On Dry Shampoo’s

Normally during a new photo-shoot I try to bring along new styling aids to work with from the commercial sector (IE) drugstores, ulta, grocery stores etc. I like to try them out and write new blogs about the hair care products. So I rely on dry shampoo’s for taming the hair or for styling touch ups during the shoot. To much moisture in the hairspray and dry shampoo will weigh down fine hair and make curly hair blown either straight or curly will make it frizzy. Especially working in Florida during the summer months. So your beautiful blown dry hair will frizzy up in a matter of sections.

I brought along a new dry shampoo to use during this shoot and was unhappy with its performance and lack of volume. Though it says on the can of CLEAN FREAK it has “fresh volume” it does not. It is filled with a lot of moisture. and has no lifting quality’s to it.

There are many hair care products in the commercial sector for sale that do just as a better job and performance than a professional product. So I decided to use CLEAN FREAK.

The company NOT YOUR MOTHER’S says the following about the product.

  • Absorbs excess oils (Not really)
  • Cleans without water (Has a lot of moisture in the product)
  • Light matte finish (I seen no form of dusting to the hair or matte finish)
  • Spray generously on roots and throughout hair. Brush through to diffuse powder and watch it absorb any excess oils. Style as desired and enjoy your newly freshened hair.
  • Leaves the hair wet, I would not professional recommend this product to a consumer.

Makeup Advice

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.