As hard as I try, I just am not a pro at doing my makeup. I love the look of having a face of makeup and being extra dolled up! But, the act of doing makeup is extremely hard for me. I always question if the eyeshadow is even on both eyes, if it matches my skin tone, if it looks too caked on or shiny, and if I still look like me. Those questions haunt me and are a main reason you won’t find me very with a full face of makeup. If this explains you then, don’t fret… Sarah Lindsay Photography has someone that will do your makeup for you the day of your senior shoot. If this doesn’t feel like you, then all the power to you! You rock that everyday makeup!! I envy your ability to do makeup and maybe one day you can teach me your ways. :)
While you won’t have to worry about actually doing your makeup, it is important that you think about how you want the professional to do it. Here we are really talking about how heavy/light, dramatic/natural you want it to be. Here are a couple tips to help you decide how to tell the pro what you want in regards to makeup.
Think About The Makeup You Wear Everyday
One of the biggest tips I can give you is to really think about what makeup you wear everyday. Like on average how much and what kind of makeup do you wear? Is it only mascara? Is it mascara, eyeliner, and powder? No makeup? Foundation, eyeshadow, mascara? These are important considerations. You want to make sure that you recognize yourself and feel confident in the amount of makeup you have on. If you don’t normally wear a ton of makeup, adding very dark eyeshadow for your shoot might make you less confident as you might not feel like you!
My suggestion is that you will want to add just a little to what you usually wear. So, for example, I normally only wear mascara and powder. For my senior shoot I asked for lighter eyeshadows and less contouring on my face. You will want your makeup to be slightly darker than normal to make your eyes and beautiful face really pop!
Stick With What You Want
When the makeup artist arrives at your house on the day of the shoot, she will ask what your vision is and what makeup you normally wear (psst the tip above). I know it can be easy to second guess your vision. These pictures will mark such a huge milestone and you want to love the pictures. But, the vision you created with the outfits you chose, the location you are going to, the possible poses you sent to your photographer were for a reason. So, when you thought about how you wanted your makeup to look, stick with that. If you want heavier, more dramatic makeup, say so! If you want super light, natural makeup, that's awesome too! Just because the makeup artist asks those questions does not mean she's questioning your idea, it's to make sure they nail your look!
Ultimately, the makeup artist will go with what you want and add just a touch more to make sure the camera picks up every beautiful part of your face. You don’t have to know how to do makeup to make some of these decisions. If you feel overwhelmed, just think about if you want heavier or lighter makeup. Thats all you need to focus on, we got you the rest of the way!