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.

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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.

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Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover simply the best remover for makeup also along with there Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes you cannot go wrong.  This is a excellent product to use at home or in the beauty salon and also during the production of photo-shoots.  It’s a good friend to have beside you as a professional makeup artist!

I have also found it is a excellent brush cleaner also!  Dip you brush’s into a glass jar of this product and let them soak for about 3-4 minute’s and they are clean! Excellent cleaner for makeup up brush’s and also affordable!

Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover takes off even waterproof eye makeup without leaving an oily residue.

Forget harsh tugging and pulling. This ultra-gentle dual phase formula activates when shaken to remove all eye makeup—even waterproof mascara—without any greasy residue. It is ophthalmologist tested, safe for contact lens wearers and oil free.

Take off all your eye makeup the gentle way.

  • Dual-action formula removes even waterproof makeup
  • Oil-free, non-greasy
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers

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FULL EXPOSURE PALETTE By Smashbox Is a wonderful product to work with and it is true to tone for all of your eye shadow colors.  I used this palette on Jamilla for her first photo-shoot and I was very surprised. The product holds.  I did not need a primer for the extra hold on the eye lids. And blending was effortless. This palette is a real deal also for the consumer priced at $50.00 dollars you cant go wrong. I was roaming around Ulta for some lip liners and low and behold there it was in front of me.  There was no flacking of the shadows, hardly any clean up at all.  I did not even need to punch up the makeup at all except to add a few new colors to her photo-shoot . Normally I rely on MAC for all of my photo-shoots I am hired for.

But next time I will use this palette again. The palette also came with a mascara which worked well also. I try not to use one product line for my cosmetics I use in the salon.  I prefer to use what works for me, which is normally different brands.. The same also for when I am dressing the hair. Look around if you are a Make-up Artist there are a lot of good products in a lot of different cosmetic company’s to play with.


PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER is another product I often use from SMASHBOX wonderful collections of products for the face. Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with this silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation, our best-selling, oil-free primer helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish.

This I say is a must for good makeup applications and for editorial or film work. Apply a dime-size amount of PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER to clean or moisturized skin, using fingertips, for complexion perfection. Follow with your favorite foundation. And guess what I also used it on the hair to keep the fly-away hairs from peeking up there ugly heads. So if you like to tame frizzy’s, try smoothing primer through wet or dry hair. And then blow dry the hair, or use it on the dry before curling. It’s amazing!