If you wear makeup, I highly recommend you hire a makeup artist for your headshot session. Many times, over-the-counter makeup, is not best suited for the detail captured by today’s cameras or the intensity of photography lighting I work with the best team of makeup artists in Louisville, The Beauty Patrol. They use only professional products and stay with us through your entire headshot session. Since I shoot all of my sessions tethered the makeup artist can see exactly how your makeup looks on camera while we are working. If anything needs an adjustment, they will fix it.
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If you are confident that you would like to do your own:
Think boardroom or audition when planning your looks, not night on the town.
Avoid “trends”. Makeup trends can change rapidly. If you only plan on updating your headshot every couple of years, trendy looks can make your headshot look dated.
Bring your makeup kit with you. If we need to do touchups or if a color is not working under the lights, we will want to fix it.
Avoid makeup with an SPF content or a mineral base. These products will reflect light and make you look washed out.