Hi everyone! Today I finally have another makeup tutorial to share with you. As you know, I've been super busy these last few weeks working on Away We Happened. One of the most important aspects of filming so regularly has, of course, been the makeup and looking ideal for the cameras. Since it's my first time acting on film, there have been many things that I've learned from trial and error with my hair, skin, nails, fashion, and everything in between so I want to pass on what I've learned to you. I'll start with makeup and then deal with skincare at a later time (Just as a warning, my skin has been going INSANE since I came out to LA so I'll have a lot to talk about on that subject).
Many of you have been requesting the makeup look that I've worn for the series and I've also been meaning to do a tutorial for "photo day" makeup, so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone.
Check out my tutorial below for tips on how to look perfect when the cameras are rolling!
Basically, the look I was going for was neutral and a little bit smokey so that my eyes would stand out on screen and also so I wouldn't look so young. I'm well aware of the fact that I have a baby face and the character I was playing was a 20-something young writer, so I was going for something I would wear on a normal day but having each aspect amped up in intensity.
For those of you who aren't typically in front of a camera, there are a few things to keep in mind when applying makeup for film and photography.
1. Always err on the matte side. It's better to look too matte than too oily.
2. Skip the spf, unless you are shooting outside. Sunscreens and foundations with SPF will reflect the light and give you a white cast in flash photography and film with lighting set up.
3. Blotting sheets are your friend! It's a good way to remove oil without moving around foundation. Use blotting sheets before you are really oily so the foundation doesn't break down.
4. Have all of your color makeup be a couple notches stronger than usual because cameras will always wash out your makeup.
Hope this was helpful for those of you who are planning on filming soon or have a big picture day coming up! Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions about film makeup. :)
Do you have any special tips for film or photography? Share your secrets down below!