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  • Writer's pictureShekeidra Booker

YES! You Need A Makeup Artist and Here's WHY | Atlanta Branding Photographer

Updated: Jan 20, 2022

I absolutely love connecting with other creatives that bring the entire client experience full circle. I had the opportunity to connect with Atlanta based makeup artist, Shani to get her two cents on if and WHY you need a makeup artist for your professional photo session.

Here’s Shani’s spill on why you need a professional makeup ……

Natural Makeup for Photos vs Natural Makeup for Everyday

It takes a lot more to achieve a “natural” look through photos. It is important to use a full coverage foundation for photography because cameras catch everything and it’s better to have more coverage. The camera will also wash out some of the colors in your face and eyes so a makeup artist will know just what to do to make sure that your “natural” look translates well through pictures.

It’s An Investment

If you’ve decided to invest in professional photography you should want the output of your photos to be a reflection of that investment. Hiring a makeup artist is just another component of that investment in yourself and ensures you are satisfied with the final results.

Male Grooming

Hiring a makeup artist isn’t just for women. Men should consider this also because making sure the skin is not oily and any unwanted blemishes are corrected is imperative in achieving “perfect” photos.

Wash and Moisturize Your Skin

This is soooo important well before the actual makeup application. It’s important to start with a clean canvas.

Exfoliate Your Skin

This is pertinent 2-3 days before applying makeup. This removes any dead skin cells from the top layer of your face. The result creates a smoother base for your makeup.


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