How to create the perfect beauty make-up? What’s the difference between the classical, daily make-up and this one? Does everything needs to be perfect? Check out my new project: my make-up looks photographed by Emil Kołodziej at Artystyczna Alternatywa. Read about the beauty tricks and the cooperation at the photo session.
Moodboard & team
Good idea goes first. Before shooting you need to create the plan of your make-up look, think about the ideas and prepare the moodboard. That’s a plan (presentation) where every artist meets his concept. The key for the perfect moodboard is… our creativity!
We are as good as the people who we work with. It’s very important to find a perfect team for the shooting. The make-up artist should choose the model with a perfect face and flawless skin, wonder about the photographer who is best in beauty photos. Discuss the ideas with the stylist and the hairstylist to find the best results.
The beauty make-up
Beauty make-up is very characteristic. It’s not daily or a stage make-up. You need to use a professional cosmetics, which should be selected for the skin tone. Photographic make-up should be more expressive, foundation needs to be fully covering. You can spread this one on the shoulders, neck, cleavage and every visible part of the skin (ex. hands when american frame). The flash makes colors more pale, so you can chose the intensive colors for the eye shadows and a little bit darker foundation. Don’t forget about the powder and setting spray, but remember that skin should stay as natural as it is. Watch out with the blush, be precise, because the lens has no mercy. Perfect for the eye will be matte eye shadows with a perfect blend. For the lips always use a lip liner and meld it with the lipstick. Don’t forget about the face contouring (you can do it with the marvelous Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit). Before shooting discuss with the photographer which places on the face should stay sparkly or glow (you put highlighter, brocade, glitter or others) because the light on this places needs to be aimed very precise.
Set-up & the light
The make-up artist needs to discuss with the photographer: the light, set-up the model and other details. It is used to set the white or grey background for the beauty photos, normally with the one or two light source. The make-up artist should be present for the photo shooting, sometimes operate the blende for avoid the shadows on the model’s face. Before shooting choose the light: soft or heavy light. It’s perfect when the photographer stick the camera with the computer – you can see the pictures on-line.
You will get the perfect end result when you discuss the retouch with the photographer. The final treatment should be precise, because the photos are often close-ups. Make-up trends shows, that the face should be natural, glam and detailed, so the retouch should be soft and don’t give “plastic skin” effect. Good luck!
FOTO: Emil Kołodziej
MOD: Martyna Szopa
MUA: Kasia Wrona
Szkoła Wizażu i Stylizacji Artystyczna Alternatywa w Krakowie