8 easy make-up tips for a professional shoot


For a day shoot, you want a radiant natural look, so its best to use nude/natural shades of eye shadow

Before you start: Skin prep

It’s a good idea to make a habit out of skin care. A simple daily routine of cleaning and moisturizing will do the trick and make all the difference in the final result.

Step 1: Foundation

When deciding the color of the foundation, try and match it with your neck rather than your face as the look that you want in your photos is one of a flawless and radiant color blending seamlessly between the two.

With foundation, a little goes a long way. Dab little dots all over your face, and then work it onto the skin. for any part of the face or neck, the general rule is start from the center and work outwards.

Step 2: Concealer

Concealer is a good idea as the camera and studio lights can catch a lot of skin tone variations that the naked eye cannot. Use a little concealer under the eyes, on the chin, in the t-zone, and around the nose, if required.

Step 3: Eyeshadow

For a day shoot, you want a radiant natural look, so its best to use nude/natural shades of eye shadow. Use creamy shades at the center and darker shades like bronze or browns at the outer sides of the eyes. Slowly apply the eye shadow blending it into the socket line (but not all the way up to the eyebrows!). Its best not to dab a lot at once. Build up the color slowly and in layers. For added dramatic effect during the shoot, add a tiny line of shadow under the eye with a small brush.