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Jordan L Duncan
Posts: 207
Jacksonville, Florida, US


There's not always a MUA at my shoots and I need some advice for good makeup that photographs well. I have tried a lot of different products, both high end and drugstore brands, and some things definitely seem to photograph better than others.

I have dry skin, especially in the winter, and I always use a primer under my foundation to make it last. But some of the primers I've used make my makeup look heavy and after I've worn a while and gotten hot from posing the makeup starts to get into my pores. I have been doing moisturizer, primer, then foundation, then powder to seal it. Is this wrong? Or is it the product that is at fault?

I have heard that MAC and Makeup For Ever are best brands to use when shooting because they last well and the pigments show up best, etc. Which would be best for high humidity climates and dry skin?

Mostly I am thinking face makeup like foundations and primers and blushes. I am good on eyeshadows and lipsticks.
Dec 27 12 11:10 am  Link  Quote 
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Ixnay
Posts: 36
Seattle, Washington, US


I typically do my own makeup when I shoot unless I want something really specific.  I've been using Clinique Even Better foundation and getting comments about my 'perfect skin' every time!  It lasts fairly well and evens out my skin tone perfectly.  It should be noted that a.) I have oily skin and b.) my shoots last anywhere from 1-5 hours.  Usually I'll have to blot and powder after a couple of hours but I'm used to that.   That's my main recommendation.  smile
Dec 27 12 11:22 am  Link  Quote 
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allison mindy
Posts: 1,495
New York, New York, US


MAC Studio Tech will always and forever be in my bag smile I don't use a primer with it and haven't ever had an issue smile
Dec 27 12 11:30 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Vanita MUA
Posts: 57
Seattle, Washington, US


I like Mac Face and Body for dry skin and use Graftobian Hi-def foundations for combo skin.
Dec 27 12 01:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Linda Chudomelova
Posts: 133
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


If you have dry skin, I would try MAC's Studio Sculpt. It's a gel-based full coverage foundation that can be sheered out if needed.

La Femme blushes are inexpensive and very good stuff. You can get them from makeupmania.com

However, I just wanted to comment on this...

Jordan L Duncan wrote:
There's not always a MUA at my shoots...

Jacksonville looks quite like Prague in terms of city size and about as much population. And I can assure you, there's a crapload of make up artists who would bend over backwards to work TFP on a model as gorgeous as yourself in here, so I daresay there must be some over there in Jacksonville too. Sure, they may be starting, new and needing practice, but if you give them a chance, it could return to you as a long-term investment as they will grow with your every shoot and soon you may find yourself with an MUA buddy who will worry over a foundation for a photoshoot for you.

Obviously, I don't know your market, but a short search for Jacksonville, Florida among MUAs here returned eight MUAs active within December who have "Depends on assignment" entered into the compensation field, which makes me think there are people to be found for your shoots.

Just some food for thought. wink Best of luck.

Dec 27 12 02:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
meower
Posts: 36
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


With what Linda said ^ if you have dry skin, definitely get studio sculpt for yourself. I use it and I have dry skin, it works wonders.. very much worth it.
Dec 27 12 05:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jordan L Duncan
Posts: 207
Jacksonville, Florida, US


Linda Chudomelova wrote:
Jacksonville looks quite like Prague in terms of city size and about as much population. And I can assure you, there's a crapload of make up artists who would bend over backwards to work TFP on a model as gorgeous as yourself in here, so I daresay there must be some over there in Jacksonville too. Sure, they may be starting, new and needing practice, but if you give them a chance, it could return to you as a long-term investment as they will grow with your every shoot and soon you may find yourself with an MUA buddy who will worry over a foundation for a photoshoot for you.

Obviously, I don't know your market, but a short search for Jacksonville, Florida among MUAs here returned eight MUAs active within December who have "Depends on assignment" entered into the compensation field, which makes me think there are people to be found for your shoots.

Just some food for thought. wink Best of luck.

I have no experience with contacting an MUA myself. I figured they would be prefer to be contacted by photographers who can pay them and have concepts in mind. What would I say? Should I wait until I have a shoot booked and then ask the MUA?

Dec 27 12 07:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Cynna Stylz MUA
Posts: 216
New York, New York, US


Hi,
Reach out to some MUA's in your area who are willing to do TFP. If you both have time maybe you can meet for pre-test before the shoot. She/he  can be someone you reach out to first when you have your shoots.

If you just need to keep your look simple try some of these to keep in your bag. 

Here are a few things you can get from Ulta.

Moisturizers for very dry skin
-Nivea
Body Creme Jar
-L'Oreal
Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm Face/Neck/Chest

Eyeshadows
Urban Decay Cosmetics-Naked Basics shadows
LORAC-PRO Palette Eye Shadow & Mini Behind The Scenes Eye Shadow Primer

Powders/shimmer-
-BareMinerals/Bare Escentuals- bareMinerals True All Over Face Color
-Too Faced - Absolutely Invisible Candlelight
-Physicians Formula
Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30

Foundations
-Smashbox
High Definition Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
- L'Oreal
True Match Super Blendable Makeup

I hope this helps,

Cynna
Dec 27 12 07:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Jordan L Duncan
Posts: 207
Jacksonville, Florida, US


Cynna Stylz MUA wrote:
Moisturizers for very dry skin
-Nivea
Body Creme Jar
-L'Oreal
Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm Face/Neck/Chest

Eyeshadows
Urban Decay Cosmetics-Naked Basics shadows
LORAC-PRO Palette Eye Shadow & Mini Behind The Scenes Eye Shadow Primer

Powders/shimmer-
-BareMinerals/Bare Escentuals- bareMinerals True All Over Face Color
-Too Faced - Absolutely Invisible Candlelight
-Physicians Formula
Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30

Foundations
-Smashbox
High Definition Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
- L'Oreal
True Match Super Blendable Makeup

I hope this helps,

Cynna

Thank you so much for the great list! I love nivea cream but I've never thought of using it on my face before! thank you!

I have a question about the spf foundation tho. I have some other foundations with spf in them and because of the zinc oxide when the photographer uses a flash sometimes it makes my face completely white. Will this happen with the smashbox one or it is different?

Dec 27 12 10:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Cynna Stylz MUA
Posts: 216
New York, New York, US


I haven't had that problem with Smashbox or any other spf foundation. A matte translucent powder can resolve it if it does happen to you.
Dec 27 12 11:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
allison mindy
Posts: 1,495
New York, New York, US


Jordan L Duncan wrote:

Thank you so much for the great list! I love nivea cream but I've never thought of using it on my face before! thank you!

I have a question about the spf foundation tho. I have some other foundations with spf in them and because of the zinc oxide when the photographer uses a flash sometimes it makes my face completely white. Will this happen with the smashbox one or it is different?

Yea don't use a foundation with an SPF for shoots. That's why I get MAC Studio Tech.

Dec 27 12 11:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Cynna Stylz MUA
Posts: 216
New York, New York, US


I recommend getting samples. Get lots of samples from online and from department stores. When your ready to make an investment then you will make the best decision.

https://camerareadycosmetics.com/search … ery=sample

smile
Dec 28 12 12:06 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Linda Chudomelova
Posts: 133
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


Jordan L Duncan wrote:

I have no experience with contacting an MUA myself. I figured they would be prefer to be contacted by photographers who can pay them and have concepts in mind. What would I say? Should I wait until I have a shoot booked and then ask the MUA?

I don't see why models couldn't contact MUAs too. wink When booking a shoot, I would probably bring it up with the photographer first. See if they have an MUA they cooperate with. If they don't, I would offer to find one and run the ones I'd find through the photographer to see if they agree. Then you can talk with the photographer about who will contact the MUA.

If that should be you, then you can just write a simple message: Hi, my name is Jordan and I'm a model. I have a photoshoot planned on such and such date with that photographer, the theme is this and this. Would you be interested in working with us on a TFP/TFCD basis?

See what the MUA replies and take it from there. wink

Dec 28 12 04:03 am  Link  Quote 
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