Instant Bronzing Shimmer Powder by Victoria’s Secret

When I do photo-shoot Victoria’s Secret has a lovely crème the models can use all over to smooth out the skin and make it glossy and add shimmer to the skin which will show up on camera. But my last trip to the store I could see a new product made by Victoria’s Secret called “Instant Bronzing Shimmer Powder”. So I took a look and decided to try out the product for my upcoming photo-shoot. The product stated, “Dust yourself in a head-to-toe glow. Beach Sexy Instant Bronzing Shimmer Powder with radiant mica leaves skin kissed with sexy bronze shimmer in one quick sweep. Perfect for décolleté, shoulders, arms and legs. Combines powder and brush for easy application”.

Well the product fell apart on me, the sables from the brush would fall out upon using it for a “Dusting” to the skin. Not enough product would come out and the shimmer product itself was not strong enough for a photo-shoot nor did hardly any product come out at all. . I am pretty heavy handed when it comes to body makeup but this product did not show up as abundantly as I would need for it to show up on camera. This product made be good for home use, but I don’t recommend it for professional use at all. Sorry not in my makeup kit! Joseph Kellner


Ardell Eyelashes Are My Choice For Photo-Shoot Models

For the past 2-3 years I have been using Ardell Lash’s for my models for there photo-shoots. There is a multitude of sizes for all eyes shapes to choose from. And very different density’s to choose from for you photo-shoot. They just peel off and apply, some you may have to use a adhesive and the adhesive comes in different colors from clear to a dark tone. Using the dark tone is good especially when you are using a dark eyeliner and don’t want a caked up look from the glue. There are also a lot of different colors to choose from. Especially for being a makeup artist there is a whole variety to add to your makeup kit!  When the company first came out there was just black and brown. So if you wanted a different color to the lash’s I would apply colors from the shimmers of eye shadows and then mix it with a little lip gloss and then apply to the lash’s. It worked!

ARDELL is much more than eyelashes because they understand that the consumer and makeup artist want the sexier, prettier look of natural, thicker, longer lashes.  With ARDELL lashes, there’s a unique comfort and ease in wearing them. They’re ultra light, easy to apply and easy to remove. Plus, they have created an innovative adhesive that guarantees lash security while protecting your own lashes and eyes. The reason I love Ardell lashes is because anyone can afford them! They come in every shape and sizes, so there is a lash that fits every woman’s style! That always makes it so much easier and that’s why I always keep an array of different Ardell lashes in my professional makeup case. Also, I can’t live without the Ardell Dura Lash Natural! They are perfect for creating a natural look!                                             Glamour Lash’s (Love Them)

But I will say too you the consumer and makeup artist do not buy these lash’s at Sally’s Beauty Supply. Buy them at Target they are cheaper!

Joseph Kellner Hairdresser/Makeup Artist

Cosmetic Primer is Important for Model Photo-Shoots!

The primers give the makeup something to grab onto and help your makeup last longer, because the makeup primers create a smooth and perfect surface. Most of them are oil and fragrance-free and have a gel formula that allows an even and precise application. They work especially well for people with oily and combination skin as they control excess shine and absorb the oil. It is also appropriate for those with very dry and sensitive skin as it nourishes the skin and calms inflammations. If you apply makeup primer before the foundation it won’t rub off or smear. A primer should be applied after your moisturizer and before the foundation. It’s essential to let it sink in for a few minutes (give it enough time to penetrate into your skin). Apply it with your fingers to the areas where your makeup doesn’t last longer (usually chin, lips, eyelids) or over to the whole face. It should always be applied on clean skin.

Orlando Makeup Artist


Joseph Kellner Recommends BB CREME EYES  if you are looking for good coverage on your model for a photo-shoot.  I may say if you are looking for a concealer this is a very good one to use if you are also using a liquid foundation for the model.  I have not used it on a powder application but I am sure I will not have a problem. I started my model out with a clean face and applied PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER.  This is a excellent primer and fills the pores and leaves the face satin smooth.

Everything you love about BB Cream, plus everything you’d want from an eye cream!

·    Fades the look of dark circles instantly and over time
·    Reduces the appearance of puffiness
·    Visibly smooth’s fine lines and wrinkles
·    Noticeably improves firmness
·    Primes, protects, conceals, hydrates and illuminates!
Shades: Fair, Light, Light/Medium, Medium, Dark

This is a affordable product to use. I was surprised at the amount of coverage under my eyes. I was expecting to have to layer it on, but a few little dots did the trick. Keeps skin moisturized and smooth all day, doesn’t crease or cake. I also used the darkest tone to contour the face, cheeks, and nose with my foundation.  This is easy to use and disappears once you blend with brush. Makes under eyes look great.  But this really smooth’s out under eye area & blends perfectly with rest of foundation. Excellent product to use.

Photo-Shoot Pet Peas!


Always check and check and recheck you work when you are doing Professional Makeup and Hairdressing for a Editorial shoot! Lip liner, lip stick, lip gloss, fly away hairs, strings hanging from the costume, spotty foundation, dried up eyeliner, hair stuck on the lipstick and my pet peeve the ends of the hair looking dry. When the ends of the hair are dry and looking frayed, I like to apply just a touch of VO5 to the ends to take care of that problem. It only takes a few minutes to check your work.

You can never, ever have enough brush’s for a photo-shoot so over buy a lot of brush’s for your makeup kit!  Kleenex Tissue, Hot Rollers love my rollers, and a good working hair spray.  Lots of light, I like a lot of light.  And what helps me get better at makeup, take photographs of your work while you are completing your hair and makeup applications.

And believe me it shows up on film all these little holidays you don’t do. Point of this is just make the photographer happy! That way the model and photographer can do there thing and I can have my Sweet Tea and a cigarette and play with my cell.