‘Placement of makeup‘ instead of ‘amount of makeup‘ is the key to light fresh faced beautiful photo.
Not every makeup application has to be all about the smokey eye, and not every ‘editorial makeup look’ means a lot of makeup.
This model was getting photos done that would work in her portfolio focused towards the Asian market for editorial jobs. What we did was a heavy contour on the cheek bones and nose and light foundation. Instead of using a lot of makeup the placement of the product was the key. Lightly contour a neutral matte shadow in the eye crease to give it depth and warmth but not color.
We used very minimal eye liner on the bottom just a gray shadow and mascara to open the eyes and
define them, but not show up like eye liner in the photo.The top eye liner was the focus of this makeup application, it had to be pristine, clean and even. Making sure both eyes are perfectly symmetrical is where you spend your time on a makeup look like this.
The final attention was paid to the cheek bones and applying blush very lightly at the apples by patting it on and then pulling it lightly towards the temples.
The most difficult thing about natural makeup applications is the patience it takes to work on each feature and blend and blend and layer and layer lightly each time. No single feature or application can be done quickly or with too much product at the beginning or you will never get it to look fresh and light.
Then lastly…you need a fabulous model and a fabulous photographer to complete the picture!
Diane Melnik – Model and Stylist
Andre Belmont – Photographer
Milla Sidor – Hair Stylist