How to Look Better During a Professional Photoshoot – 4 tips

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Want to look better during a Professional Photoshoot?

Here are 4 Things to Consider Before Using Mineral Makeup for your Photo Shoot

Whether it’s for your business profile, your wedding day, prom night or just a family photoshoot, you want to look your best. Here’s what you need to know to display how incredibly photogenic you are… on all of your social media sites and digital media channels.

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Makeup & Skincare Tips for Better Photography and Photoshoot results – from Our Dermal Clinicians

Choosing the right makeup is essential, so we have a few tips to consider if you are thinking about using mineral makeup during your professional shoot:

Tip #1 – Start with Good Skin Care

A great base is key to a successful outcome. While makeup can help hide those awful, unsightly imperfections, it is not a miracle worker! A flawless look starts with your own skin. Find a skin care regiment that keeps your skin hydrated and helps to clear up any problems you are having with acne. Healthy skin will greatly improve your appearance in BOTH your everyday look and in your photos.

  • Great skin is a result of using the best products that specifically target your problem skin areas
  • Great skin is dependent on having good health which includes good nutrition, adequate rest and regular exercise
  • Avoiding the sun and irritating products is also important
  • To know what’s best for you, come and see me, Sarah for a full facial consultation so we can recommend the cosmeceutical products that will best suit your skin



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Tip # 2 – Use the Right Type of Foundation

Important Fact: Not all mineral foundation is photo-friendly. Professional makeup artists, and even the creators of mineral makeup, will tell you that the ingredients in some products produce a light-reflecting sheen on the skin. When your photographer uses the flash on the camera, the end result is you looking a little ghostly.

  • For oily skin; If you have an oily skin use a mattifying primer prior to application of your foundation. There are also great mattifying powders on the market to touch up your look throughout the day.
  • For Dry Skin; Using a hydrating serum and Light layer of moisturiser to prime the skin. Then leaving this for a couple of minutes to allow the skin to absorb this before applying a hydrating primer and your foundation base. With drier skins, stick to a foundation that has more sheen and illuminating properties.

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Tip #3 – Choose your Makeup Brand Carefully

Choose a line of products that has the right shade for your skin tone.

  • Generalized foundations that just give a choice between light, medium and dark are not going to get the job done.
  • Look for a brand that offers more of a variety of shades so that you can accurately choose a color that is closest to your skin tone.
  • Also, look for a brand that carries additional products that you can use to complement your foundation.


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Tip # 4 – Add More Colour

The main issue surrounding mineral makeup is the ashen look that can appear when flash photography is used. Besides using the right foundation, it is important to use other mineral products to prevent your skin from looking washed out. Adding subtle color will enhance your features, add a slightly darker tint to the skin and give you a polished, beautiful look.

Additional products to consider:

  • Bronzer
  • Cheek Color
  • Lipstick or Lip Gloss
  • Brow Enhancer

If you’re planning your wedding makeup, why not watch Glo Mineral Makeup’s wedding photo makeup tips video?

Then contact our Coco Ruby Skin & Anti-Ageing Dermal Clinicians at Hawthorn to ask about ordering your Bridal Makeup kit!

Want to know more about mineral makeup or better skin care before your professional photo shoot?

Contact us today on (03) 8849 1400 and we can help you find the BEST products and skin care treatments for better looking skin – ideally several months before your photo shoot.  We can also help you with Glo Mineral Makeup products for everyday use.

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If enough time, you might also consider an Injections treatment to boost your lips or cheeks (or the latest in skin-boosting micro-injections) so that your features and skin look their best on camera!

Send a confidential enquiry form today for further information on getting YOUR skin its best so that your photo shoot is a success.


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