Camera Ready is a term that I believe most people truly do not understand. Does it mean full on makeup? Airbrushed? Remove the shine? What is camera ready? I like this illustration because it’s clean and simple, but dramatic. The eyes are minimally defined with mascara and shadow. The complexion is perfected and under eye redness is covered. The cheeks are defined with just a hint of blush and contour. The lips get a real pop of color, but that’s simply personal choice. You can define the lips with any color you like. This looks simple, and it is, if you know what colors to use and how to apply them. And as I always say, perfecting the skin is key. If you’re in the Dallas area and would like to book a consultation send me an email. We can also arrange a group session with friends or even corporate sessions. And if it’s not possible to meet somewhere in person there’s always Skype. Thanks to photographer Ben Britt and model Stephanie Fisher. For more before and after looks read A Simple Beauty Makeover.
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Pirates of the Caribbean?
Staying shine-free when the temperatures are high is one of summer’s greatest beauty challenges.
As a professional makeup artist, I know how hard it can be. Depending on where you live, you may need to control excess oil production, perspiration, or both. So if you’re looking for ways rid yourself of unsightly shine this summer, check out some of my pro tips and favorite products. You’ll be glad you did when that mercury starts rising!
Since my last post, things have continued to move full speed ahead. I find that the type of work I do seems to go in cycles. Sometimes I work on commercials and sometimes it’s more television news and satellite broadcasts. Recently, I’ve worked on shows for the Food Channel, HGTV and the Speed Channel.
Working outside in Texas is challenging, especially in the spring and summer. Either it’s too hot, too humid or too windy. The past couple of shows, I worked with female hosts, and we were constantly battling the heat, humidity and winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. Keeping the hair from blowing is simply impossible. I’ve posted a couple of photos from these shoots, taken in a more controlled environment.
The key to long wearing makeup even in the Texas elements, apply it properly in the beginning! Prep the skin with sunscreen and moisturizer if needed. Apply a silicon based primer to help the makeup go on more smoothly and give it staying power. I also use a liquid or gel eyeliner because it’s more water proof than pencil and doesn’t smear. Finish with powder. As the day goes by, I usually only have to touch up under the eyes and the lips.
I also had the opportunity to teach for Last Looks Makeup Academy. I taught three classes: bridal makeup, eye makeup only, and airbrush makeup. The classes were small, so the students got lots of one-on-one attention and extra tips and tricks I use on set. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot. If you are interested in classes in Dallas, let me know or contact Heather at Last Looks Academy in Los Angeles. If there’s enough demand she’ll bring the school to Dallas.
Earlier this spring I was honored to be featured on a local news program, DFW Closeup demonstrating the techniques I teach in my “camera ready” makeup sessions. My model, the daughter of a station employee has beautiful skin but, needed some correction of darkness under her eyes. As I mentioned in my post “Makeup Lesson On Location” under-eye circles are the number one beauty trouble zone. I made up half of her face prior to the taping of the show then, demonstrated on camera some of the key concepts behind getting “camera ready.” In just five minutes you’ll see lots of great tips and information in this news segment. Contact me for your personal or group session to learn makeup techniques that will take you from the boardroom to the ballroom.