if you are referring to makeup stands out more than you do, it depends on the shoot, type of pose and what was requested. the colour used is also important.
if you are referring to who own the rights to the photo, the photographer owns the photograph but as for the makeup it depends on the amount of work and originality. ie. original or exact copy from another artists. certain makeup can be copyrighted and therefore owned by the MUA.
If it's what the photographer wanted then there's little you can do - in some cases with very pronounced, distinctive styles like this, you're effectively reduced to the role of a mannequin...
If you really want images that reflect your tastes (here we go again) you have to pay a suitable photographer to do what you want, rather than what they want...
'Trade shoots' are never really equal - whoever originates the concept will have the final say and as that's usually the photographer, you generally get to put up with what he gives you... In the last three years, I've only had one concept brought to me by a model and that was from one I'd worked-with previously and with something we'd discussed over the course of a couple of prior shoots, so even then it was still more of a collaboration than a straighforward commission.
RKD Photographic wrote: If it's what the photographer wanted then there's little you can do - in some cases with very pronounced, distinctive styles like this, you're effectively reduced to the role of a mannequin...
Speaking generally, not to critique the specific images; sometimes the image is about you, sometimes it's about the hair and makeup, sometimes it's about the lighting, sometimes it is about the clothing. If you can pull all of them off well, that makes you all the more useful / valuable as a model.
in my experience, a lot of mua's overdo it. it's like they are trying to show off their technique (or their latest colors, etc) in situations where less would be more.
i always tell them that i want to notice how beautiful my model looks, not how beautiful the makeup is. obviously that puts some of them in more of a supporting role than they want, but i think the better ones get what i'm looking for.