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Miranda Mannequin
Posts: 2
Pueblo West, Colorado, US


I was always told that a model needs to do whatever possible to minimize the need for editing and retouching. I try to do my best, but it can get hard when it comes to covering my acne. Some photographers I've worked with just refuse to edit skin on any photos of any model, which can make for a not so good picture.

Any make up tips or advice on how to help cover them up?
Jan 31 13 06:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
- Aina -
Posts: 747
Redlands, California, US


Miranda Mannequin wrote:
I was always told that a model needs to do whatever possible to minimize the need for editing and retouching. I try to do my best, but it can get hard when it comes to covering my acne. Some photographers I've worked with just refuse to edit skin on any photos of any model, which can make for a not so good picture.

Any make up tips or advice on how to help cover them up?

The photographers who refuse to edit skin tend to be annoying pricks in my experience. The best of the best do SOME type of editing - even if it's slight.

Stop touching your face and start downing water like air. Don't drown. Please.

If you use redness relief eye drops, it'll help take out some of the redness in the acne nearly instantly. Used it all during high school. Leaving toothpaste on it over night also takes some of the redness (and dries it out too!). I use a slight shade lighter than my actual skin color to help lighten it.

Hope it helps!

Feb 01 13 12:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Raven-Lily
Posts: 77
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom


Your doctor can help with acne issues, one treatment that seems effective is the contraceptive pill strangely but it has a very good success rate

you could try using tattoo cover up on the acne, if it block out a black tattoo then im sure it can do the same for acne

hope this helps
Feb 01 13 12:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wynd Mulysa
Posts: 8,609
Berkeley, California, US


I don't know about makeup tips for acne, but I would recommend not eating sugar and drinking a lot of water.
Feb 01 13 02:28 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
FLORENCE PHOTO STUDIO
Posts: 89
Florence, Oregon, US


Not a make-up tip, but aske if the photographer can use a soft focus filter on his lens. Makes a big difference on any kind of skin problem and saves a lot of editing time.
Feb 01 13 02:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Haley Fallon
Posts: 8
Alameda, California, US


For keeping nice skin Exfoliation and hydration are key once you get rid of existing acne.
Here's a make-up tip
Don't bother with color correcting sticks or powders because a quality concealer and powder combination will work just as well if not better. Use a paste concealer rather than a liquid because it sticks better and works like a primer as well.
Also if you have bumpy acne then most foundations will sit on top of the acne and make the bumps more pronounced.
Feb 01 13 02:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Maria Vittoria B
Posts: 57
London, England, United Kingdom


1. Go to a good doctor to treat your acne
2. Get a makeup artist on board for your shoots
3. A photographer that doesn't retouch skin just sounds silly to me
Feb 01 13 04:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Cynna Stylz MUA
Posts: 217
New York, New York, US


Ask him/them to get a MUA on TFP.
Try booking with photographers with better skills.
Yes. Drink loads of water ( with a touch of lemon)
My personal secret... Use Clearasil Acne cream but lather it on your face for 24 hours ( don't leave the house) then scrub your face with a honey and oatmeal mixture.

purchase a really good astringent and use that daily...along with your regular skin routine.

Take care of your skin and body not for this weeks  "photographer" but for yourself.

My younger sister and I are 12 years apart by my tips were not useful for her. I have dry skin and she has super sensitive skin.
Feb 01 13 08:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Studio 7
Posts: 80
New York, New York, US


Maria V Bortolussi wrote:
1. Go to a good doctor to treat your acne
2. Get a makeup artist on board for your shoots
3. A photographer that doesn't retouch skin just sounds silly to me

enough said.

Feb 02 13 08:20 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Fleshpot
Posts: 10
Los Angeles, California, US


You may want to try:
*taking a probiotic
*using oils to cleanse
*leaving it alone and let breathe
Mar 03 13 01:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Leighthenubian
Posts: 2,952
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Aina Nudes wrote:

The photographers who refuse to edit skin tend to be annoying pricks in my experience. The best of the best do SOME type of editing - even if it's slight.

Stop touching your face and start downing water like air. Don't drown. Please.

If you use redness relief eye drops, it'll help take out some of the redness in the acne nearly instantly. Used it all during high school. Leaving toothpaste on it over night also takes some of the redness (and dries it out too!). I use a slight shade lighter than my actual skin color to help lighten it.

Hope it helps!

Kinda harsh (the first part of your reply).

I wouldn't cast someone with bad acne. The odd blemish here and there is no problem to correct in post but we all have to watch our time. Who wants to spend more time in retouching than shooting?

To the OP:

My wife has good results with the Proactive line of products. Not exactly cheap but if modelling is something you are serious about, it's well worth the investment.

Let's face it, the only reason someone wants to shoot with you is because of your looks.

Mar 03 13 01:59 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Lauren Reynolds Makeup
Posts: 282
London, England, United Kingdom


Maria V Bortolussi wrote:
1. Go to a good doctor to treat your acne
2. Get a makeup artist on board for your shoots
3. A photographer that doesn't retouch skin just sounds silly to me

+2!

There is some truly TERRIBLE advice in regards to treating acne in this thread.  Ignore it. See a dermatologist smile

Mar 03 13 03:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Heather J M
Posts: 718
London, England, United Kingdom


Maria V Bortolussi wrote:
1. Go to a good doctor to treat your acne
2. Get a makeup artist on board for your shoots
3. A photographer that doesn't retouch skin just sounds silly to me

True to a point - but if this photo is accurate http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 0#31123500 then I'd suggest that you might want to ask the dermatologist about laser treatments or some other kind of resurfacing treatment as makeup alone is not going to be able to disguise the scar texture.

Mar 03 13 05:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
ThirdEyeMakeup
Posts: 307
Los Angeles, California, US


Wynd Mulysa wrote:
I don't know about makeup tips for acne, but I would recommend not eating sugar and drinking a lot of water.

Yes, yes, 1000 times yes

Mar 03 13 05:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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