My Top Tips for Doing Photography Eye Make-up
Yesterday I did a photo-shoot in London and I created a very bold midnight-blue smoky eye look which I tweeted out and put on my Facebook page. I had some lovely comments and feedback from the look I created and it got me thinking to do a blog post on some eye make-up photography tips which I know will be really useful for some of my followers.
Matte - Although shimmer can look great when applied properly like I have done in the inner corner of this look(above) if you are a little unsure about what to do, it’s always safe to go with matte colours as this can make the eye look, look washed out when the flash goes on the look. Matte makeup won’t reflect light, making it easy to photograph.
Brows – I am HUGE fan on eyebrows and always fill them in my looks unless it is a bleached eye look I am specifically going for. The eyes and face will look so much more complete if brows are looking polished and the lighting will wash the brows out when pictures are being taken. Always use a powder product to fill brows in as the heat from the lights can melt cream products.
Colours- Makeup will always photograph two shades lighter! Makeup doesn’t translate as vibrant in photographs!
Powder - Even if the makeup look is applied perfectly, if your model looks shiny in pictures it can ruin the whole look and make more work for a retoucher to make the skin not look so shiny in the pictures. Once the makeup look is complete, use a finishing or setting powder to make everything more matte or oil blotting sheets are perfect!
False lashes - 95% of my portfolio is full of all my models wearing false lashes, and they make all the difference suiting a variety of looks- natural, glam and creative and more!
I hope some of my top tips help you out in the future when you are working on photo-shoots.