Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yummy411: Kia and Ren Talk Makeup in Pictures!

(photo source: Dcepcion Photographers)

Hey gang,

Many of you know that fellow blogger, Ren and I do freelance makeup. I love seeing her work and often compare notes. One of the biggest points of interest for me right now is how makeup translates in professional photography. We decided to collab on what we learned and what our favorite tips are for makeup in pictures, professional photography or to enhance personal picture taking!

Here are my top 5:
-Contouring the face. Great to find your favorite foundation with blanket even skin, but the face needs to have dimension, contouring!
-Use shadows with different finishes. Different finishes give the eye makeup some dimension as the light plays on the different textures. Mattes absorb the light and shimmery shadows bounce the light off of them.
-Use black mascara for full, lush lashes. Dark brown is nice, but black is where it's at!
-Liquid foundation or other foundation and powder will mimic flawless skin in a photo. A lot of powders alone are very sheer. Great for every day wear, but flashes and cameras dissect the skin and can find those dark spots that you think a powder may be covering.
-SMILE! Smiling makes for a pleasant photo! Other expressions are artistic and cool, but overall it makes us feel good to see a smiling image. Shush now! I'll practice what I preach, lol!

Now, go over to Ren's blog and see what her top 5 tips are!

Don't take our word for it, check out these celebs! All praises to their glam squads (makeup artists!).. oh yeh and Photoshop.


Amina said...

thank you for the tips :)

Connie said...

Thanks so much for the tips! I'm still not very confident with contouring. I need to practice!! any pointers for that? :D

Luxe Tips said...

Hey Yummy!

These are awesome tips. I need them. I am going to a photoshoot next week! Thanks for visiting my blog. Yes that Christian Louboutin experience was something else. So mad I missed it!

MakeupByRenRen said...

great job chica! i love the smile tip :)

Katee "e-polishblog" said...

Contouring my cheeks is my new favorite thing when doing my makup!

Anonymous said...

Great tips! Sista ain't conturing, but she'll do the other stuff. :)

Hairs to Beauty said...

i can tell u are going to make it big with makeup girl, one day

just wanted u to know i changed my link its now


Dao said...

Thank you for the tips Kia. I remember this one time I used cream to powder foundation with powder my pictures looked really good.

Bombchell said...

oooh sounds so cool.

yummy411 said...

@ amina: you're welcome!

@ connie: pointers? it depends on your face. get a powder or cream a shade darker than your tone and mainly deepen the color of the areas you don't want highlighted. for example, if you have a huge forehead like me, i've seen some pics where the darker shade has filled in half of the forehead! lol.. me, i don't do much contouring all of the time, but if i feel up to it, i use my fan brush and dust bronzer around the perimeter of my face, i brush up from the contour lines of my cheeks and down the sides of my nose.

@ luxe tips: no prob! and no more missing once in a lifetime opportunities like meeting mr. louboutin himself!

@ makeupbyrenren: ha! i need to remember that tip myself! thanks for the collab!

@ katee: don't you just love when you find something that changes the way you see or do things?! what do you use to contour?

@ juvenescent: LOL! you something else!

@ hairs to makeup: that is the cutest name!! i'll change my link when my blog roll server is back up =(

@ dao: you're welcome. you used a cream to powder and another powder? cool

@ bombchell: thanks!

SuzieC said...

Great tips! You’re so right about smiling in pictures though I rarely do…lol

Beauty 365 said...

cute post!

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