The Image Counsellor

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Makeup should compliment or coordinate with the mood, atmosphere and style. Your objective is to achieve a balance in the final production.

Factors affecting photography makeup:

1.      Product portrayed – What is it that you are trying to sell

2.      Location – Indoors or outdoor

3.      Style of photography – Romantic, dramatic, futuristic, etc

4.      Age of model – Youthful or mature

5.      Colours – Natural or multi-colours

6.      Lighting – White or yellow

7.      Hair – Styling

8.      Clothes – Coordination of overall look

9.      Backdrop and props – Fabric or paper and subjects of interests

Try using the items below to enhance your makeup:

1.      Colour corrector – For concealing shadows

2.      Shader/Highlighter – To create a 3-D effect

3.      Fake Lashes – Enlarges the eyes

Your skills are put to the test for photography makeup when there is minimal digital enhancement.

Tips:

1.      Concealing, shading and highlighting should be subtle and well blended

2.      Foundation colour has to match the skin tone

3.      Remove excess power to avoid a cakey finish

4.      Avoid any hard lines for eye shadows and blushers

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My selection of nail colours for the wedding.

Initially I want to go for the usual French manicure for my wedding, instead I did my own nails. During first nail session before my studio shoot, the manicurist suggested a pearl white colour.The  strong lightings made my nails (colour) looked washed-out in the photos. So for your shoot, I suggest a deeper colour and not too glittery colour. On your actual wedding day, go for a colour that matches your gown. My morning gown was ivory and evening was a golden orange long-train gown. So I settled for Elegance (centre in photo), a shimmery peach colour which completed my soft and romantic look for day and night. img_1283

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My options for my wedding lashes. A pair of brown, lushious lashes to widen my eyes early in the morning.img_12621image0711

For the evening, a pair of lashes that lengthened my eyes, giving me a cat-eyes look.

When you are having a photo-shoot for a big occasion such as a wedding, always remember to put on some fake lashes so as to accentuate your eyes. To complete the morning/evening look, use an eyeliner similar to the lash colour and go over the lash line. Apply a softer or lighter eyeliner under the eyes.

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Slimmer cheeks!
Wonder how you can make your face look slimmer without using Photoshop? Simply turn your face slightly to the side and lower your head a little. If you face the camera directly, your face would look much bigger and seeming taking an obituary photo! Of course there is shading and all but you can also opted for a faster choice.