Being on the Other Side of the Camera

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. 

End result:

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.