**This post was originally published on 5/31/2016. Some of the original content may have been edited.
Shoes: Asos (similar)
If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably saw that I recently did a shoot for my friend Jenny, the designer and founder of SheLovesDresses. Although I've done loads of shoots before, it was my first time shooting in a professional studio...which, as it turns out, is quite different than an outdoor shoot! It ended up being such an incredibly fun experience, so of course I wanted to share it with you all! Since there was so much that went on that day, and because I ended up with nearly 70 photos, I've decided to break down this entire thing into three separate posts over the next few weeks. That way, you're not bombarded by so many photos crammed into one post, and I can go more in depth on the three main things that go into a studio shoot: hair/makeup, the actual modeling, and of course, working with other models.
Today's topic is (you guessed it): Hair and makeup!
Now, this is arguably one of my favorite parts of doing professional shoots. I mean, any day that I don't have to get ready myself is a great day.
My call time was fairly early in the morning, and as soon as I arrived, I was greeted by perhaps the sweetest makeup artist I've ever worked with. Angelie of Angelie Makeup not only did an incredible job turning my baby face into a 70's princess, but was such a joy to talk to. She also did my makeup crazy fast...like, in about a half-hour, and that was with us talking the whole time, about dreams and boys and our makeup obsessions. ;) Here's a before and after that she took of me...I look like a totally different person in the second pic! LOL.
She also used super high quality products, which was a delight to see. A lot of them were products that I own and use, too. To name a few: the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (which I loooooove), Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder and gel, and MAC concealer. For someone like me who has hypersensitive skin, it's a breathe of fresh air to see makeup artists use products that aren't only good quality, but that I know work well on my skin.
Then, of course, after makeup came hair. The lady who did my hair spoke very little English, and worked like a fiend. She barely spoke, and curled and sprayed the heck out of my hair in maybe five minutes. Which was great, except for the fact that the curls were so tight and didn't quite "work" on me. Thankfully, Jenny stepped in and directed the stylist on how to brush them out so that they weren't quite so tight. We may have even fixed it a little more, after...oops. ;)
Honestly, hair and makeup is pretty self-explanatory. I do recommend being vocal with your artists, though. If a makeup artist is using a product on you that you don't like or that doesn't work for your skin, then tell them! Or better yet, bring your own product. I bring my own foundation to every single shoot because of how sensitive my skin is, and most artists are super cool with using it, rather than their own product.
And that's that! Pretty self-explanatory for the most part. :) Be sure to check out next week's post for the second part of this mini-series!