“Do I really need makeup for my headshot?” We are asked this often. Yes. Makeup is important for your professional headshot. Read the following for the reasons why.
Even out the Skin Tone
This is the number one reason to use makeup. Even men can benefit from a more even skin tone. The older we get, the more uneven our skin tone. Red noses, chins and cheeks are all softened with a little concealer. Also, blemishes, sun damage and dark circles are mitigated.
Reduce The Shine
We naturally have oil in our skin and tend to shine. Even without a makeup artist, we carry translucent powder with us to reduce shine on clients. With strobe lights flashing, shine is enhanced, so makeup really makes a difference.
Get The Right Color for You
Know what looks best with your skin complextion. This will enhance your look to show the best you. Lipstick alone can have a dramatic effect on your look. With a professional makeup artist, the color will look fantastic in your portrait.
Bring Out Those Eyes
Mascara can really enhance your eyes.
Cut Down on Retouching Required
By having a good makeup session, the amount of retouching needed in your photo is cut down. Ironically, this makes you look more natural. It also helps us turn around your retouched photos faster.
Of course many people won’t wear lipstick and mascara. Most, but not all of our male clients don’t. However, everyone can benefit from a little transulucent powder.