Ladies and Gentlemen - have you thought of your makeup for your next photoshoot?

October 1, 2013


That's right men! Listen up! Men do and can wear makeup for photoshoots.  You do not need to be a model to do so.  Your ladies take pride in looking good for photos, we ask that our gentlemen do the same but when all fails, don't worry, your photographer can always edit those little details.

Don't worry, I am not talking about mascara and lipstick, more like corrective makeup or just minimizing your shine.

There are makeup lines especially designed for men that will give you a natural look but hide any blemishes or scars you may have on your face.

FACE: If you have a facial scar that you want to hide, a skin foundation in your color tone placed in that area, along with a light touch of setting powder will diminish or even conceal your scar for good.  The key is not having a heavy hand when applying the makeup.  Always feel free to ask a makeup artist or even your significant other to do these steps for you if you are unsure.  (If you would like detailed steps, leave a comment below and I will post a tutorial)

Daily Moisture Lotion
BB Tinted Moisturizer

For shiny skins, use a light hand for powder, again, in YOUR color tone (not your wife's, girlfriends or mothers) and this will help control your shine.

LIPS: Nothing better then luscious lips so make sure you use a good lip balm.

HANDS: Manicure! Please gentlemen, make sure that your nails are clean and trimmed.  No hanging cuticles as the camera picks up on every detail. (Get a pedicure while you are at it too!)

HAIR: Groom those eyebrows, a nice quick comb will make those brows looking better.

This is just the surface gentlemen.  A whole post of male beauty regimen is to come in the future.

Ladies -

Just want to share a few quick tips and favorite products that you can keep in mind for your next photoshoot.  

1. Primer - this will help smooth out your skin, conceal pores and make sure your makeup last longer.  

HD Microperfecting Primer

Benefit Porefessional Primer

2. Foundation - stay away from mineral makeup, these are great for every day wear but not ideal for photos. It's best to use a foundation with no SPF so the light does not bounce off your face.  Instead of powder foundation, which can settle into your facial lines, opt for liquid foundation so it can give your skin a smoother look.

Application is key, please DO NOT use your hands, you will not distribute your foundation evenly.  Use a damp sponge (beauty blender) or a foundation brush.

Revlon Colorstay 

Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation

3. Set foundation with a translucent matte powder to avoid the shine.

Revlon PhotoReady Translucent Finisher

4. Avoid glitter or shimmer on your eye make-up.  Best to use a satin or matte finish.  Also remember to go a bit heavier on your eye makeup-up if you want the colors to be noticeable.  Between the lighting and the camera, most of the color will not show on your pictures if you go light on your eye makeup.

5. Try not to use glittery blush, especially on oily or older skin.  This will not always look flattering in pictures.  

Last tip for everyone, blotting sheets are a must to absorb oil.  I carry these in my purse all the time.
These are just quick pointers I wanted to share so you can keep them in mind for your next photoshoot.

Organized Chica - xox

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