Sunday, March 18, 2012

Look Natural not Naked

Sometimes I get clients who ask me for a "barely there" look for a boudoir shoot, because their significant other is not a fan of makeup.  So why not just skip the makeup process all together? Well it's kind of an oxymoron, but in order to look natural in your photos you still need to wear makeup.  Take a look at Miss S in her before and after shot, and you'll start to get the bigger picture.

Photographer: Ella Photography MUA: Janet
Makeup doesn't always have to be about a set of smokey eyes or bold lips.  It can be used to polish your look or enhance your beauty; especially since a "au natural" look focuses on a flawless canvass.

Photographer: Ella Photography MUA: Janet

Here are a few helpful hints to achieving this look:
  1. Opt for a mineral foundation, preferably liquid.  Since this is kind of a light coverage, as long as your skin does not have a lot of blemishes, it will give you a flawless finish.  *Remember to use a primer first*
  2. Fill in your brows.  This will help frame your eyes.  I like using powder which gives a softer look, but you can use a pencil or gel too.  Make sure to brush it out and use a shade a little lighter than your natural hair color.
  3. Choose a cream blush for the apples of your cheeks.  My fav is coral, since it looks fabulous pretty much on everyone.  It gives your face a subtle glow.
Photographer: Ella Photography MUA: Janet
With the right tricks looking natural is really easy.  If you have any questions or just want to know more, feel free to leave a comment or email me.  Want to see more of her shoot? Check her out on Ella Photography.

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