10 Steps To The Perfect Photographic Makeup 

Seeing as I'm normally in front of the camera most weekends for my beauty, style and inspiration section on the blog I thought it might be fun for you to come to work with me. Today you get a look behind the scenes when I'm on a photoshoot for a client and learn a few tricks. The main focus to this look was the 10 steps to perfect Photographic makeup.

Helping someone achieve that perfect angle for a stunning shoot excites me everyday. Having a photographer like myself that has over 24 years beauty experience is what I believe that sets me apart form many other photographers. I see women everyday that I'd love to empower. I feel that I know them inside out at a glance. Having a set of images done for yourself at least once in your lifetime is so wonderful as empowerment for yourself is priceless. 

10 Steps To The Perfect Photographic Makeup

Today's blog post was shot throughout a weekend of preparation for a new product I'm working on. It was also packed with fun, laughter and lots of finer details for the product launch. It's something I can't openly talk about right now, but I can indulge you in what we got up to, the look of the shoot and the idea behind the images I shot. 

I wanted a clean, fresh and natural look for this photoshoot. Dewy, soft and totally obtainable for you, the girl next door.  This look was created out of the love for natural nails. So the makeup I created had to reflect that along the way. 

10 Steps To The Perfect Photographic Makeup

My passion is to help others feel invincible, empowered and really special. If I could help everyone it would be great but I can't. So having a blog to share these moments to inspire others is the only way I can feel like I'm helping more. 

10 Steps To The Perfect Photographic Makeup

The makeup I used was very simple but blended beyond belief! Blending is the key to any look! 

  1. The skin was prepped using Cell Biologique's range. More info coming soon.
  2. Then the main focus is always perfect foundation for me. The Max Factor foundation was applied using my fingers then blended with a real techniques sponge. I massage in for longer than you'd possibly do yourself but trust me when I say this step is the key to looking perfect. 
  3. Then I added a rosy glow with a Kevin Aucoin cream blusher.
  4. The eyes I kept soft and just added Dior's meteor eyeshadow and blended out Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Liner for a smudgy but eligant eye.
  5. The lips we just added a soft and light layer of lip gloss
  6. The checks I added Kevin Aucoin's eye gloss as cheek highlighter. 
  7. The contouring was delicately sculptured with Kevin Aucoin's medium palette.
  8. For the brows I gave Theresa my model HD brows prior to the photoshoot. This ensured her eyes sparkled and framed her face perfectly.
  9. For the nails I carried out a perfect manicure and shaped them carefully with a soft file.
  10. The final finishing touch was to set her makeup into place with a spritz of Urban Decay's All Nighter setting spray.
10 Steps To The Perfect Photographic Makeup
10 Steps To The Perfect Photographic Makeup

The shoot was carried out in my studio I have at home. The set up was simple and effective. I love to take my time on the visualisation part of any photoshoot. I love to enhance my clients and models looks without taking away their own personality. When I start any shoot I always analyse my clients body language and say "take a moment to get comfortable" but I'm always aware of their natural posture, beauty and angles. I snap a few pictures then let them see how beautiful they look through my eyes. Then the magic happens and they come to life through my lens. It's the best job in the world.

10 Steps To The Perfect Photographic Makeup

Love you all and I hope you love the behind the scenes!!

If you would like to book me for a photoshoot, brand photography or would like to see my work please head over to my photography section or click on the contact me link.