The worst thing I got told? John Farrar when I was working with him said to me - 'One of the models I work with who is an mua just totally shaves her eyebrows off and then she can draw them in however she wants.... I think that's a GREAT idea...!!!!!!!'
Over the years I have seen so many MUA's trying to block out eyebrows so they can redraw them where they want them
Sadly it doesn't usually work and it then falls to the photographer to sort it all out in post production
Removing eyebrows before a creative shoot is done by quite a few models I have worked with as they know it makes the MUA's job a lot easier and the final images far more polished
The MUA/Model misty-model is refering to was voted MUA of the Year 1010 and took the Bronze award for 2011 on a very well known international modelling and photography website so I think she might know a litlle about this business
I'm amazed that misty_model thinks it's the worst thing she has ever been told - ah well
The trouble with eyebrows is that if they're shaved off, or plucked wrong then (from what I've read), they never grow back properly again. So they won't look natural.
It's ok for the duration of a model's career but if she chose to do something else she'd either have to keep shaving and redrawing, or maybe end up with odd-looking eyebrows.
Exactly. There is NO NEED to shave your eyebrows off. They will never grow back propely and as recommendation for a beauty tip, this IS one of the worst things I've ever heard (not in general life, as insinuated to try and belittle me, thanks for that!). I have personally NEVER met an experienced MUA or model who would recommend this as a good idea!!!!!
Yes, it might be a 'great' idea in a photographer's eyes for easily producing an image where you want to re-draw the eyebrows, where the MUA does not have the experience to quickly and easily block them out with other means (which I will add really isn't a difficult task, I've been doing it for years, but probably comes with theatrical and media training rather than 'self taught' or just beauty MUA's) but for natural beauty jobs and, erm, the rest of your life, it is a TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE idea.
And as I have a degree is Media Make Up Artistry (1st Class), 7 years experience, and have worked for Estee Lauder, MAC, Lime Pictures, the BBC, on feature films, fashion shows, published work etc etc, I also think I might just have a leg to stand on for knowing 'what I'm talking about' as well, even if I don't have a 'website award' !!!