A brilliant idea popped into my head. Why not try fashion photography on the other side of the camera? My friend Andrea agreed to model for me and we collaborated a few shoot ideas to try in the future. This would also showcase my makeup, hair, photography and editing skills (quadruple threat!) We wanted to go with a more natural look to test shoot first before trying more daring/avant-garde looks. Fortunately, it turned out pretty well. Here are a few details of the products I used on her:
- Foundation: Make Up For Ever in 125
- Concealer: Clinique Eye Smoothing Concealer in Light
- Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original
- Eyeshadow Colors: Urban Decay Naked Palette in Gin, Toasted and Creep.
- Eyeliner: Kat Von D Ink Liner in Ultra Black
- Eyebrows: Benefit Brow Zings in Deep
- Contour Palette: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium
- Blush: NARS in Torrid
- Lipstick: Cinique Longlast Glosswear in Guavagold
- Eyelashes: Andrea Strip Lashes
- Heat Protectant Spray: Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray
- Tools: Hot Tools Gold Curling Iron 1-1/2 inch
- Hair Spray: TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Shine Hairspray
Naturally she was pretty nervous. I coached her through a few frames and with a bit of time, she was able to relax in front of the camera.
Note: Having a DSLR camera helps tremendously.
Additional note: Having a ring light also aids in giving the subject dimension. I would highly recommend for anyone who posts photos on their blog or records a video of themselves on their vlog.
I only slightly retouched the photo by using Adobe Lightroom to add a little more depth and edit a few blemishes. Stay tuned for more crazy makeup. I usually gravitate toward the more artistic side of fashion anyway.