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.
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.
- Damp the skin with NuSkins Moisture mist
- Then apply a primer such as By Terry's
- Then add an illuminator. Again By Terry's CC Cellular serum is brilliant.
- 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.
- 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.
- Keep blending and adding more foundation if needed with a sponge, work into the skin to make it appear seamless.
- 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.
- To finish off the base spray your face with the moisture mist or Elizabeth Ardens latest hydration spray.