Depending on the photo shoot, your hair and make-up can range from bare and flat, to colorful and volumized. You want to deliver the best results as a model, and that includes knowing what is right and what is wrong for each type of photo shoot. As a model you should know the necessary tools and tips for your hair and make-up. For a bikini model, the best approach to your hair and make-up is to keep your look clean, fresh and simple.
You want to look sexy yet natural as a Swimsuit model, so your make-up should be minimized. You should use only a little of foundation, think fresh and light. Remember, you could be getting wet as a bikini model, so do not use so much that your make-up will run. For your blush, you should pick a dark shade of pink, but not so dark that it appears unnatural. When you brush it on your cheeks, youll want to work from your cheekbones to your ears in an upward sweep. This will enhance the contour of your face and highlight your cheek bones. Since your eyes are considered to be windows to your soul, your eyes are an essential piece of the puzzle.
For your eye shadow, you should pick a light color that compliments your eyes, steering towards browns and grays. Although color is good, it can be problematic during a bikini shoot. Usually the purpose of a bikini shoot is to sell the bikini. You want the consumer to look at how great your body looks in the bikini and how great your overall look is. You do not want them just to concentrate on your eyes; it takes away attention from your body and the swimsuit.
For your mascara, it should be light. You want to accentuate your eyelashes, but be careful not to make them show stopper eyelashes. If you were on the beach you wouldnt see a woman in a bikini with false eyelashes. So a simple mascara will do great, do not use volumizers or eyelash plumpers. For your eyeliner, you should use your eye shadow. Just dip your brush in your eye shadow, usually the darker of the colors youve used, and brush it along the bottom eyelid, and on the edge of your eye. This will play up your eyes without making them too harsh, as eyeliner has a tendency to do. You want your lips to look plump and beautifully shaped for your photo shoot. Choose a lip liner that is very close to your lip color. When applying the lip liner, work your way from the inside of your lips to the edges. Edging your lips is crucial in creating a plump pouty lip. Now for your lipstick you should pick a sheer color, within 2 shades of your lip color. Pick a lipstick that has a little bit of moisture and shine to it. Before you apply the lipstick, you should put some ChapStick on your lips. This will hydrate your lips, helping to keep them looking healthy and moisturized. Apply your lipstick, working from the inside of your lips to the edges. Do not use gloss for a bikini shoot, you want your lips to look moisturized and natural, not glossy and fake. After you have applied your lipstick, take the edge of your pinky, and edge up your cupids bow. This will define your lips and create that voluptuous look.