Can I make my eyes look bolder and more defined by just wearing make-up?

Here are some tips regarding color to keep in mind: light and glimmery colors bring features forward, darker colors make features recede, or go back. So, to make your eyes bold, make sure your lighter color is on the lid and just under the eyebrow. The darker color goes in the crease of the eye, and perhaps a little on the outer corner of your upper lid.

For a little more drama, smudge a little of the darker color under the lower lashes, from outer corner to about midway under the eye. A little eyeliner can add drama, too; I like eyeliners that have a blending tip on one end. The look today is not one hard line, but a smudgy, smoldering effect. I rarely use black eye liner, as I feel it is a little harsh. Smoke, plum, brown are better choices in my opinion.

Of course, mascara completes the look. For evening, I like a fashion look of black mascara on my top lashes, and a plum or midnight blue mascara on my lower lashes. Sometimes I’ll tip the ends of my upper lashes with the colored mascara for a fun effect. It’s not obvious, but your lashes will catch the light and give those glimpses of color. For daytime, I use a brown/black mascara and sometimes I don’t do the lower lashes.

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Building a Modeling Portfolio!

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 wouldn’t 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 5’8″ (5’10 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 isn’t 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 market’s 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 won’t 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!“


Hair Color And Makeup

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You have a great new color for your hair. You start to apply your make-up and it just does not look right. I see this happen to a lot of people. The most important thing to keep in mind is that your hair color will create a different colored shadow on your face if the color is different from what you started with. Changing your hair color is a fun way to change up your look, but did you realize that changing your hair color also gives you the liberty to try out a new makeup look, too?  Next to skin tone, your hair color makes a huge difference in the makeup shades and styles you can pull off.  It’s similar to dressing to complement the weather of the seasons – the way the light plays off different hair colors can lead you to the best makeup color schemes to try. Colors that look great on you as a brunette could give your face a muddy, low-watt tone as a blonde.