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Photography Makeup

Posted by Sam's Makeup on January 18, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I get asked all the time about makeup for photos so today I am going to talk a bit a bout it with you. The first secret is to simply fix your face as if you were going out for the evening, wearing more than for daytime use, extra contrast and especially more powder.

You will probably think you that you are wearing too much but remember that the lights take away from whatever amount of makeup you have on so don't worry. The first step is to moisturize your face thoroughly and then begin with concealer.

The concealer you use for photos should be 2 or 3 shades lighter than your skin tone.  Concealer is used to hide blemishes, lighten your eyes and used if there is any discoloration around the lip area.

Next, use a solid foundation evenly applied over the face. Use yellow tones to break the pink tones.

After your foundation is finished, always contour- For me this is the best kept secert! Well, I guess its no secret anymore :) I will be writing about face contouring on my next blog entry.

Last but not least, Powder! Powder! Powder! Be sure not to forget the powder! If you've ever seen makeup applied for TV or the movies, the makeup artist is almost always patting the face with the powder applicator. Ever wonder why?  Because powder, and lots of it, is absolutely essential to gaining that beautiful mat finish which is always present in a great portrait.

 Please email Sam for appointments or questions at:


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Or call/ text: (780) 604-4990

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