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26 make-up tips for a professional photo shoot

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With our collection of 26 Make Up Tips we would like to offer practical advice to all women who would like to prepare themselves professionally for a photo shoot. If you have little or no experience with it, it is understandable if questions still arise. Every face can be perfectly modeled through optimal preparation and various make-up techniques. Then stand under the lightning bolts, radiant and full of positive attitudes. The variety of makeup tips from professionals is numerous if you want to emphasize your natural beauty and its strengths. Although you can see the flaws in photos more than in reality, the successful imitation of these tips gives you not only a professionally homemade make-up, but also the self-confidence and charisma of a real model.

Make up tips from the professionals start with a positive aura

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At the photo shoot, in addition to all the make-up tips and knowledge, it is important that you feel comfortable as a model in front of the camera. If this is not the case, the images become unnatural and appear to be posed. With the right, sensual preparation, it’s half the battle. In the best case scenario, you get a good night’s sleep on the day of the shoot, bring your good mood to the appointment and think positively.

Make Up Tips for a Healthy, Effective Face

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What the mirror cannot always see is always conjured up by the camera. The blemishes on your face can be seen much more clearly than in reality, because the three-dimensionality of our normal environment and movements is missing. Flawless skin can of course also be conjured up with Photoshop, but if your face has already been ideally prepared for a professional photo shoot, no tedious retouching is necessary afterwards.

First, thoroughly cleanse your facial skin

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Do not let yourself experiment with care products or cosmetic products before a photo session so that no redness or allergies occur. Use your regular facial cleanser. Do not use a gentle peeling or plucking your eyebrows up to 1 day before your photo shoot so as not to unnecessarily irritate the skin of your eyelids.

Essential preparation that clarifies and smooths the skin

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Successful make-up starts with the thorough preparation of your skin. Apply a moisturizer before makeup. A primer can also be the basis for an even, radiant primer. You choose the skin care according to your skin type: for dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, mature skin, etc..

Choosing the right texture and shades for your makeup products

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It is imperative that the color and texture of your makeup match your skin tone and type as well. No color difference should be noticeable between made-up and bare skin. The makeup is applied thinly to the entire face, including the lips and eyes, in upward motions, then fades out around the edges.

With photo make-up, you also apply make-up to your neck and décolleté


The models are completely made up from head to toe during the professional photo shoots. This allows flaws such as bruises or small veins to be covered, which ensures the perfect unity of skin color.

Make-up techniques for an even complexion

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First, the foundation is applied to the four places – forehead, cheekbones, bridge of the nose and chin. Font-de-Teint is evenly distributed using various application techniques – with a brush, make-up sponge or with your fingers.

Irregularities can be concealed


Tinted masking products such as corrector pens, creamy foundations or concealers hide imperfections on the skin. The complementary colors work here – the green pigments of a cover product neutralize skin redness such as rosacea, visible blood vessels or redness after laser treatments. Yellow pigments hide blue skin tones, such as dark circles and varicose veins.

Fine veneering creates a natural look


Darker contour color is roughly applied to all parts of the face that you want to change or emphasize less. If you want a sharper chin line, apply the dark shade a little below this line. You can also make a double chin disappear in this way. The high forehead is conjured away when you apply contour paint to your temples and below the hairline.

Make up tips for optical correction of the shape of the nose


If you want your nose to look narrower, use the contour color on the sides next to the bridge of the nose and highlighter on the bridge of the nose. If you want to make a nasal hump appear smaller, apply the darker shade in the area of ​​this hump.

Face contouring like 1-2-3 – with the make-up brush and the right tones


The lighter color of the highlighter emphasizes facial features and brings them more into focus. The eyes look more alert with a narrow line of it just above the brow arch. Against dark circles and puffy eyes, use the lighter concealer in the inner corner of the eye and the area under each eye.

Correctly contour the face with blush


The cheeks and temples are often outlined in two or even three colors. The darkest shade under the cheekbones gives the bone more definition. In the temples and on the cheeks, a lighter blush with a glitter effect is often used for youthful freshness.

Contours are reinforced with bronzer


Bronzing powder is used when you want to create a natural, slightly tanned look like chiseled. This is best used to contour the sides of the forehead, under the cheekbones, on the tip of the chin and directly under the face on the neck. Bronzer applied to the side of the nose visually reduces its width.

Make-up techniques for younger and plumper cheeks

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With dark concealer, apply an upside-down triangle tapering from the area in front of the ears to the center of the cheek. In this way you prepare the cheeks for the blush and you must not overdo it.

Contouring and highlighting – the make-up professionals’ strongest weapons


For higher cheekbones and a narrower face, place the dark concealer shade in the cavity of the cheeks from the ear to the center of the face. If this line is drawn diagonally towards the mouth, the face will later appear narrower. If it is pulled horizontally towards the nose, it visually broadens and shortens the face.

How to do beautiful eye make-up yourself


First of all, determine which eye shape you have – almond-shaped, sloping, round, etc., so that you can put on make-up like a professional like beautiful eyes. Also choose the right makeup technique depending on the goal of the photo shoot. The smokey eyes effect, for example, is always in vogue, but requires special lighting in the studio.

Open your eyes – the advice from the make-up artists

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Smokey eyes are timeless, sexy and not that difficult to put on your make-up. How can you make the eyeshadows more durable for this makeup trend? Before applying make-up, apply an eyeshadow base that will even out small redness.

The right light to put on your eyes


This eye make-up is suitable for all eye shapes. Apply light-colored eyeshadow to the inner and outer corners of the eyes to open up the look. Use a brush to brush eyebrow make-up in a matching color over your brows in the direction of growth.

Make-up instructions for brown eyes in plum nuances


Peach, beige and a light gold shimmer – underline the light blue eyes


The right mascara rounds off eye make-up


To simulate particularly thick lashes, black is the best color for your mascara. Eyelashes colored in gray, brown or other colors complement the eye color well, but look less noticeable and are not recommended for professional photo shoots.

Make-up your eyes like the professionals


For large eyes, draw a dark eyeliner with kohl or eyeliner on the upper and lower lash line. No harsh lines with eyeliner and no heavy eye make-up are recommended for small or deep-set eyes.

Lips make-up – the professional make-up tips

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Before showing your beautiful smile to the camera, resort to a simple trick. Use your lipstick as usual and coat your lips with colorless powder as a finish. The fine powder particles make the lips appear matt and the lipstick does not rub off so easily.

Make-up tips in delicate nude tones


If you prefer delicate nude tones for your lip makeup, you can get the best out of your lip shape in a subtle way. Then you can add a little more accents to your eye make-up.

Remove make-up after the photo shoot


So that your skin can breathe easily, it is essential to remove your make-up thoroughly after the photo shoot using a cleansing milk or micellar lotion. You also minimize the risk of allergies by regularly cleaning your make-up brushes with a suitable cleaning product.

Nothing helps with a professional photo shoot like the make-up tips of the professionals