I find it very satisfying to inspire women to look their best with a few but good techniques.
Ro, who I’ve worked with a couple of times now, wanted a beautiful photo for professional use.
Before we started, I gave her eyebrows a trim. Plucked and cut them. (Not all eyebrows are suitable for cutting)
Next step was the usual face sculpting with foundation, highlighting and contouring.
Lastly I used dark colors and black mascara on her eyes and a reddish lipgloss on her lips.
I styled the hair with my ghd hair straightener. By rotating it I created large curls and volume.
It is still way too cold to even be thinking about rompers. But I love them and how casual, cozy and sexy you look and feel in them. I got some inspiration from Pinterest while longing for the sun and warmer weather.
My model in this photo, Natasha, was booked for a shoot that is meant for a more serious audience. My job was to create a complete and natural feminine look doing hair and makeup.
Basic rules before you begin:
- Skin should be clean and moisturized and should be smooth and soft.
- You can choose to prime your skin with a primer or a bb-cream but this is not necessary in the winter.
- Usually, if it is for a photoshoot, a show, a bride or something like that, I choose to use a natural foundation all over before I start my countouring (facial framing / sculpting). Use a good foundation/blending brush or a foundation sponge.
- Once the foundation is applied evenly, I begin my highlight and contouring. It is important to do the technique correct to create a natural look. If it is a full coverage look you are going for, then use concealers and foundations. If it is a simple “everyday” look you are going for, you can use powders in various shades to create same effect.
Below is an example of where to contour and highlight based on your facetype and form.
Natasha has a naturally well porportioned face. Her face is quite symmetrical and therefor I only need to focus on bringing out her good features such as her cheekbones.
In the picture below you can see that I have hightligtet a bit of her forehead, under the eyebrows, the bridge of her nose, under the eyes and chin. I have chosen to frame her face by darken each “corner” of her forehead and just below the cheekbone. I blended it all evenly to make it look natural. I fixed the look with transparent powder and a little blush on the cheekbones.
I have marked Natasja’s eyebrows NATURALLY with an angle brush using eyebrow color. Eyebrows are one of the biggest and worst mistakes a lot of people make when they do their own makeup or others makeup. Either they pluck and draw them so the person look chronically frightened or they use too much color or pencil and in the wrong shade. The worst of it all, is tattooing. Stay away from that! And I have not yet seen a proper set of 3D tattoed eyebrows in Denmark to recommend it! (I’ll make a whole video post reagrding that subject!)
On her eyes I have used a natural light/nude eye pencil on the wet line and a dark colored eye shadow on the eyelid and finished with mascara.
The lips are colored with a natural slightly pink lip pencil and lipstick.
The photographs from the shoot were taken by Signe Mørkeberg Sjøstrøm.
Something that I really like working with is makeovers that transform women with easy and simple tricks without major changes like hair cuts or colors etc. With simple steps you are able to create great results.
A technique that I use a lot with makeup is countouring. It’s a technique that helps you frame the face. It highlights and beautifies your facial features using dark and light tones of foundation, concealer and powder.
When it comes to hair and hairstyles I prefer to keep it simple and sexy. Wild hair updo’s sprayed with great amounts of hairspray or well formed spiral princess curls is something that I don’t work with. I have a standard and a style and that is something I will always stick to.
The results always speak for themselves! Watching the client or model’s reaction is something that makes my glad.
I am looking forward to sharing my work, makeovers and photos with you.