Okay so now were gonna start on foundation, and like I said earlier this look is more matte. You dont want anything shiny, dooey, iridescent cause the camera picks up everything. And if you use a shiny or dooey foundation your gonna look to glowy. So you want to keep to a matte, this is a pretty light foundation and it doesnt have any iridescence to it. Its completely, ooh Im sorry, its completely matte, and you want to use a little more than you normally use for everyday purposes. And this is the time where you want to cover any blemishes. This is the time where you use foundation all over the skin. You dont just want to use it in certain little areas where you need it, you want it all over. You want your whole face to look smooth and blended. And because youre gonna be on camera you want to use a little more than normal just to make sure everything is covered and everything looks smooth. If you dont use enough makeup on camera youre gonna really notice it. Youre gonna look like you have nothing on, and youre not gonna like the way your pictures turned out. So even though youre using natural makeup you just want to use a little more of it than normal. Under the eyes, never neglect under the eyes.
You can use your foundation as a concealer or if you have a separate concealer thats fine also, its all personal preference. Make sure you take it down the neck just a tiny bit, just blend blend blend. Make sure its all blended in, you can always add more where needed. I like to go on the eyelid a little bit also just to make a nice clean pallet, clean base for the eyeshadow. Just make everything look really smooth and even. And then once the foundations on you just wanna powder your skin lightly just to help the foundation stay, and to make everything look smooth. You dont want to use a tremendous amount of powder because you dont want your skin to look powdery or dry, but just blend the powder. Buff it into the skin and it will just really smooth out the look and make the foundation stay. I like to powder the lips as well. Stay away from powder around the eyes, that can make the eyes look a little crappy or accentuate wrinkles. And there we go. Now were ready to apply some color.
Your age and your age range: Your pictures need to show how old and young you realistically can look. Your age also determines appropriate characters for you to portray in your portfolio. For example, if you are a woman in your 40s, it wouldnt be appropriate to dress you as a college student for a picture. If you are a teenager, it would be foolish to take a picture of yourself in a business suit.
Your height: Your height determines whether or not you will be a fashion model. In most markets, you need to be at least 58″ (510 or taller in major markets like New York) to be considered for fashion work. If you are a petite, you do not want to include fashion images in your portfolio.
Types of work you are trying to get: What kind of work do you want to do? Do you want to do some fashion modeling? Glamour and lingerie modeling? You need to determine this before you shoot a portfolio. If you are horrified at the idea of being a glamour model, it probably isnt a good idea to include a bunch of lingerie or swimsuit pictures in your book. If you are open to doing a wide range of work, your book should reflect this.
The market that you will be working in: Before you put together a portfolio; you need to consider your markets needs and the advertising that goes on in your market. For example, in Philadelphia, where so many major medical companies are located, it is more important to have a picture of yourself as a nurse or doctor than it is to have a picture of yourself in a swimsuit.
Regardless of your situation, your portfolio needs to do more than just make you look amazing. It is important to have a good selection of pictures that make you look absolutely terrific and sell your personality and ability to do the type of modeling that you are trying to get work from.
You need to be extremely critical of your images. Use only the best. You wont get more work for having lots of pictures in your portfolio.
Never use more than one shot of the same outfit or two pictures that are obviously taken at the same time and place.
Remember LESS IS BETTER Make sure your pictures say WOW!“