HOW TO PREP YOUR SKIN:
WHY? Why do I need to do this?" you ask... Well, oh lordy so many reasons! But with headshots it's important to have your skin moisturized and free of dry skin flakes as much as possible for makeup application.
It is very important to put thought into your hair and makeup- no one should be coming to a photoshoot with bare skin! The harshness of lights flatten our face, brings out shine, and can exaggerate "flaws".
If you want to go for the natural look, go for it! But apply the "no makeup, makeup look."
Here is a list of makeup essentials for a Headshot session:
It is essential to do your homework. PRACTICE and take selfies to see how your makeup reads on camera - this will help you see how much makeup you need to apply. It's more than you think.
Don't forget to bring all your hair tools and makeup products to your shoot for touchups.
If you aren't good at makeup, then please reach out to me...I have a fabulous list of hand selected Makeup Artists that I work with.
Hair is so personal - but it is important to style it and tweak it so that it looks intensional and fabulous.
Hair tools to bring to your shoot:
Here is a great example of basic coverage needed for professional Headshots, done by Makeup Artist "Faces by Toru".
It is up to you whether you'd like to do your own makeup or hire a MUA!
If you love doing your own makeup, I recommend doing your own!
If you are like, "what's concealer?" then highly recommend to hire one of our main MUA's for your session!
See photograph below to see how awesome the right coverage of makeup reads!