There are thousands of how to beauty videos on-line these days.
Some are really informative and well done, while others drag on for ages before getting to the point.We spend on average thirty seconds on each new website we come across, so there are a few things to get right if you want someone to stay on yours.
For me, a good makeup tutorial should not take away from the main theme. Makeup and how to apply it. The backdrop should be clean and not distracting (I don’t want to see someone’s messy bedroom!) the lighting should be good and light the face from all sides. If a voice is not easy to listen to, I’m also out of there!
One of my favourite makeup tutorials is from expert makeup artist Lisa Eldridge. With over a million subscribers, she is unflappable, consistent and has a flawless quality all her own. With tutorials, beauty advice and insider knowledge, Lisa has worked on leading magazine covers, photo shoots, fashion shows and collaborations with major beauty brands.She literally eats, sleeps and breathes the stuff!
Knowing how to do my own makeup (as a model) and applying it for my clients for colour analysis and makeup sessions, I am fairly confident with using it and love playing around with different products, ideas and colours.
As with everything in life, there is always room for improvement and a chance to develop skills, so I asked a couple of friends if they would volunteer for some makeup sessions in exchange for a mini photo shoot. Here’s what we came up with!
Nutan(below) inherited dark circles under her eyes and usually wears no makeup. I Used Kryolan’s orange colour corrector and mixed it with foundation and applied with a brush. We evened out Nutans skin tone and lifted the whole eye area giving her a more youthful appearance.
Laura likes makeup but doesn’t wear it everyday. To make her blue grey eyes and (Sarah Jessica Parker hair!) stand out, I evened her skin tone out and added a warmth to her cheeks with a peach blush. I finished this off with a slightly blue red lip colour to make her teeth appear even whiter and Laura got to working on her poses like a pro!
The important thing to know with makeup, is you absolutely don’t have to spend alot to achieve a flawless look.
It is all about technique. Using the right technique with the right product, can take your look to another level and give you a really polished salon finish.
Remember: Makeup (like colour) should always be a part OF you, not apart from you!
If you want a makeover and would like more information on what a makeup session can do for you, or you want to volunteer for a before and after photo and a mini photo session, please get in touch!