Professional Make up for your Head Shot
Here at Bradkay Photographix we recommend having a Professional Makeup Artist apply professional makeup for your head shot session. A Professional Makeup Artist will know exactly how to apply makeup for photography, creating a polished look without making you look “overdone”.
They are also experienced in what products work best and worst with flash photography. For example anything with SPF in it will give you a white cast on your face in flash photography. This includes moisturisers and mineral makeup.
Photography needs a makeup which has a good base coverage; natural makeup does not mean “light” makeup. The key difference is if you apply your base foundation too lightly the application can be uneven and mottled in the photos and more time will be spent retouching them. Best results are achieved by using a matte makeup applied with professional brushes and technique.
And guys…using a Professional Makeup Artist applies to both MEN and WOMEN.
Most men tend to have uneven skin tone from sun damage, red noses or dark circles, so applying a natural look will help to enhance your great features, and hide those you don’t want to show.
Women will benefit from a professional make up application too. You may feel confident in applying your “everyday makeup” but do you have the right products for photography? Do you know how much makeup to apply for photography? Did you know anything with a shimmer needs to be avoided, especially the base and eye areas?
Most people are worried if they have their makeup professionally applied they won’t look like themselves. A true professional will always enhance your best features and hide your flaws, so you look like a better, more polished version of you.
Bradkay Photographix works with a experienced professional makeup artist and we’d be happy to refer you for your session.