Advice on best Make up to use for a photoshoot.

Advice on best Make up to use for a photoshoot.

21 posts
20 Sep 2011
Hi i am just wondering if anyone can advice me the best Make up products to use which would look best for photoshoots?

carajane x

Posted 20 Sep 2011
http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk

Posted 20 Sep 2011
'Fragrance Direct' is a fab site with discounted make up, very reliable and it also has genuine discount MAC make up, MAC is seen as 'some of the best' so to speak but in my experience with it I find some products work and some don't it's more of a brand your paying for, for example I love their lipsticks and hate their blush (especially the cremeblend ones) best to be versatile, Sleek make up is cheap and amazing quality plus there is a good colour range and some funky colours for modelling, Tesco are also bringing out a new line called 'Vivo' which is amazingly cheap and the quality is very good just like the MUA range that superdrug (which starts at £1 or upto £5 for the pro range) and also E.L.F is particularly good for basics (the studio range is usually the best)

Sorry to babble on but thought it might be helpful for you and I have a beauty blog (www.victoria-gabrielle.com) and deal with alot of make-up and see new launches through PR companies so I have tried alot of make up from alot of brands both popular and unknown and it's usually the unknown ones that everyone skips past that are the best! x

Posted 20 Sep 2011
Thankyou very much. Very helpful! I have been told that MAC can appear quite greasy on camera?
I know asda do great colour nail polishes if thats any help aslo.
I will have a try of some of the products you have mentioned , thankyou!

x

Posted 20 Sep 2011
jes
Model
jes
Don't get caught up with brand snobbery!  I'm a make up artist and I use a huge variety of make up including some of the cheaper brands that you get in Superdrug!  The bonus for me being that they don't test on animals, but that's just my preference.

It's more important to have a selection of colours for different styles, for example some browns and pinks for a natural look and then maybe charcoal, silver, navy for a darker more smokey look.  It's how you apply it that's more important and remember that strong lights can bleach out a lot of the colours so make sure you apply more coats.
Posted 20 Sep 2011
Thankyou. I do have a few eyeshadows from superdrug its the foundation im more wondering about and blushers. I have been advised about revlon colourstay foundation by a make up artist i know, Also I would like a nice sleek shimmery blusher I have tried a few but some tend to look slightly dirty and glittery instead of a shimmer x

Posted 20 Sep 2011
jes
Model
jes
caraholt

Thankyou. I do have a few eyeshadows from superdrug its the foundation im more wondering about and blushers. I have been advised about revlon colourstay foundation by a make up artist i know, Also I would like a nice sleek shimmery blusher I have tried a few but some tend to look slightly dirty and glittery instead of a shimmer x


I have to say, Estee Lauder double wear foundation is excellent!

As for wanting a shimmering blusher, I think you would be better using a matt blusher and then applying a highlighter as you can can apply it above your cheekbones and below your brows.  You can then apply as much as desired depending on the look you want, but your whole face wont look shiny!

Hope this helps 
Posted 20 Sep 2011
jes

Don't get caught up with brand snobbery!  I'm a make up artist and I use a huge variety of make up including some of the cheaper brands that you get in Superdrug!  The bonus for me being that they don't test on animals, but that's just my preference.

It's more important to have a selection of colours for different styles, for example some browns and pinks for a natural look and then maybe charcoal, silver, navy for a darker more smokey look.  It's how you apply it that's more important and remember that strong lights can bleach out a lot of the colours so make sure you apply more coats.


Totally with jes on this one.

Posted 19 Oct 2011
Cara I always use Revlon Colorstay foundation its my savior and if you like pink blushers then I bought and currently use Sleek's Mediterranean Collection blusher in "Santorini" and it is absolutely AM-AZ-IN!!

Don't be scared with the brightness of it in the packaging though as it doesn't go on bright pink at all far from it.

X.

Posted 19 Oct 2011
extra_mayo
Photographer
extra_mayo
caraholt

 I have been told that MAC can appear quite greasy on camera?


All the images on my profile that have smooth finish tagged are done with mac, judge for yourself.

Larger images on my site if you want to see detail http://www.ianpayne.com In the beauty page.

Ian

Posted 19 Oct 2011
Edited by extra_mayo 18 Oct 2011
lashestolockes
Make Up Artist
lashestolock..
Hi, Try Estee Lauder Doublewear 

I find it a little heavy so i mix it with a drop of Spotlight, also Estee Lauder. Always apply with a sponge and work quickly as this foundation actually sets giving you a flawless finish and it will last through the longest shoot and party after. Hope this helps XXX
Posted 19 Oct 2011
jes
Don't get caught up with brand snobbery!  I'm a make up artist and I use a huge variety of make up including some of the cheaper brands that you get in Superdrug!  The bonus for me being that they don't test on animals, but that's just my preference.
+10000 Its not the name on the bottle, its how a product is used/applied. Because everyone skin is so different (not just oily or dry) it is best to shop around and test each product type on your own skin so you can see for yourself what is best. The girl at the makeup till is going to tell you it looks amazing regardless because its her job to get the product sold
Posted 19 Oct 2011
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipma..
Totally agree with Jes, find out what suits you and dont buy into the 'Hype' of it all, the quality of Mac has severely suffered since they got taken over by Estee Lauder and went more mainstream instead of the Make up artist in mind and a lot of people are sensitive to there foundations hence why I wont use them, if you google it you'll see what I mean, or you could take a look here http://www.makeuptalk.com/t/74415/allergic-reaction-to-mac

Double Wear is a nice foundation if you need the very thick coverage but even Loreal True match photographs nicely without the thick coverage if you dont need a lot. Just make sure you get a good colour match check outside in the daylight dont just take the counters advice check your happy with it yourself mix 2 colours together if you need to.

Posted 24 Oct 2011
Edited by ClaireShipman 24 Oct 2011
I use mac foundation, just changed my mac concealer to a new one by collection 2000 - only 4 quid and it's great a lot better than my expensive mac one (about £20). I use a clarins primer to make my foundation last longer, collection 2000 loose/ translucent powder to set it, sleek eyeshadows from superdrug are reAlly good, strong colours and cheap, just bought their new contour set which is good.

Posted 24 Oct 2011
jodieF
Model
jodieF
I know its quite pricey but touche eclat by yves saint laurent is the only piece of make up I would not do a shoot without! Its amazing for dark circles and blemishes. Also love the Benefit stuff but again that can be pricey and I only get it when I can afford
Posted 29 Oct 2011
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