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  • Writer's pictureMadhu Niranjan

Best makeup photography tips

For every makeup photoshoot ever, the first and foremost thing that matters is whether the makeup looks stunning or not. Whether the photoshoot is for a brand, a product, or couture, the makeup should look top-notch.

Makeup artists spend an awful lot of time making their models look stunning so that the pictures come out outstanding. However, this whole process may fall flat if the photography is not done right. Your model may look too glossy or too whitewashed unintentionally.

Makeup is a beautiful technique that is used to define someone's features. They feel more confident and a new version of themselves. Makeup photography uses a lot of tactics to ensure that the person is looking her or his best. In this blog, we will talk about some of the tricks and ways to enhance the look of the model and make your muse look more enchanting.

Some tips to use for makeup


1. Use natural sunlight

Natural sunlight is the best for makeup photography. Try to use as much natural sunlight to accentuate the features of the model. Studio lighting and flashlight can whitewash the model's face. It may look pale and make the model look too white.

2. Use darker shades

Make up darker shades when going for a photo shoot. Reality and expectations are two different things. With different kinds of lighting, reflectors, and filters the photos come different from the natural face.

Therefore, you should prefer to use a dark shade of makeup with bold or red shades. Because the photos will come lighter than the original photos.

3. Use makeup that matches the tone

Now, this is very important. Not only photography but makeup is also a vital part of getting good photos. Foundation is the base of every makeup. If the foundation is too cakey it might show on the photographs.

Also, the tone of the foundation must match the skin color. Otherwise, it may look appalling.

4. Don't miss the original skin too much

Don't use too much makeup that will cover all the freckles, spots, or textures or it may look fake. If you make the model wear too much makeup, she may look like a mannequin which is never great.

Therefore to look more natural try not to hide every freckle, spot, or texture.

5. Don't forget the whole look

Although makeup photography is all about the face, it is also essential to focus on your neck, shoulders, and neck. If the face makeup does not match with the neck and shoulders it may come out as dual-tone and look weird.

6. Don't be too far from the lens

Keep the model close to the camera lens. Makeup photography mainly focuses on the face, so there's no point standing too far from the model. Make sure that you capture every nuance of the model's face.

Makeup photography is a fantastic way of showing off one's photography skills and expressing play with colors. Make sure that

you don't use too much makeup that looks fake and use the right amount of tricks and to stand out in the photos.

About Madhu photography

Photography has always fascinated Madhu since her early years. She found joy in capturing moments, things, people, and nature and decided to make this into a profession. She has learned professional photography from Drishti school of Photography Bangalore. After then, she started getting invested in clicking pictures of children and making memorabilia of the different magical phases of their growth.

She also has a lot of affinity towards capturing nature in different styles and forms. Professionally, she has worked under the banner Strawberry pictures and has clicked photos of infants, kids, and family portraits for a decade. Today she has started a venture of her own and is one of the best photographers we have in Bangalore


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