Models need tips for Photo Shoots

Apply your makeup in natural light – When you put on your makeup, sit by a window or in a room with a lot of natural light.  This will give you the best idea of what your makeup really looks like, and how it will look in the pictures.

To get their hair photo shoot ready, it’s all about creating body. “After washing your hair, blow dry the hair up and away from the head to give extra lift and body,”

Wear black mascara – Some people think black is too harsh for their skin tone, but I promise that when it comes to pictures, black looks good on everyone.  Wearing black mascara will bring out your eyes a lot more than brown will.

To help boost body, I suggest setting your hair in pin curls hot rollers as you dry each section. “This will help give you a loose photo shoot ready wave, plus body,”

Makeup will photograph 2 shades lighter – In the picture above, Mallory’s lip stick color was a seriously BRIGHT orange, but you would never guess it by look at the picture.  Makeup doesn’t translate as vibrant in photographs.  I recommend doing your blush, eyes and lip color a little more vibrant than you normally would.

Use a curling iron or wand if you want extra waves. Try this hair trick: “Twist the hair around the iron as you wrap it — this gives more of a wave to the hair than an actual spiral curl if you just wrap it.”

If your hair’s newly washed and too slick for creative styling, use dry shampoo to add texture to your hair and help your hairstyle last especially for the photo shoot model. this will also give you lots and lots of volume. I also like to use it for smoothing the hair such as flat ironing.

Use matte colors – Although shimmer can look great when applied properly, if you are a little unsure about what to do, it’s always safe to go with matte colors.  Matte makeup won’t reflect light, making it easy to apply and easy to photograph.

DON’T apply more mascara after it’s already dry, this will only make them clumpy.  When applying, if you are going to do more than one coat, do each coat while your lashes are still wet.  If you like to freshen up your mascara throughout the day, wet your fingers and use them to wet your lashes a little bit before you apply another coat.  This will make them pliable and help avoid clumping and flaking.