Easy Photographic Makeup Base

Today's blog will tell you how to do an easy photographic makeup base. Getting your base right is the most important thing. This is a very easy makeup artists fail safe routine. It's also perfect if you are in a hurry.

Easy Photographic Makeup Base

The main aspect of any photographic look is to get the perfect foundations. Obviously the base to your makeup has to be done with precision. This is a technique I use on myself, my clients and models that come to see me for photoshoots. It's my trusted method that I do religiously, and have done for may years. The products I use do vary from time to time, but I have recently found a fantastic winning combination that lasts all day for everyday or even wedding makeup. 

  1. Damp the skin with NuSkins Moisture mist 
  2. Then apply a primer such as By Terry's
  3. Then add an illuminator. Again By Terry's CC Cellular serum is brilliant. 
  4. Apply your foundation with your fingers or a dampened sponge. Use the NuSkin moisture mist for added hydration if you use a sponge. Working with a damp sponge works wonders on more mature skin. 
  5. I like to really work the foundation into skin like a moisturiser with my fingers. Pay good attention to the nose with a little more pressure. This ensures your base is not blotchy around the nose.
  6. Keep blending and adding more foundation if needed with a sponge, work into the skin to make it appear seamless. 
  7. Add a setting powder. If you are using By Terry's hydra powder use a large brush, if using regular powder use a slightly damp sponge and pack the powder into the skin. This will set the foundation perfectly. The hydra powder I use is packed with Hyluronic acid and will keep your skin perfectly moitsurised all day long. 
  8. To finish off the base spray your face with the moisture mist or Elizabeth Ardens latest hydration spray.
Easy Photographic Makeup Base

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