Prior to my makeup school days, when I hear “photographic makeup” or see Black and White photos, my first impression in terms of makeup is just plain and simple. But when we tackled it at Basement Academy, I’ve learned that it’s one of the trickiest because you’re dealing with light and not colors.
Some important points noted:
* It is important to cover all redness in the face as red color shows up as gray in a black and white picture.
* Apply the foundation as you normally would.
* Intense contouring on the crease of the eye, contour of the cheekbone and jawbone depending on the face shape to make it balanced.
* Apply falsies if needed.
* Use dark red lipstick.
Here's a before and after pic of the model assigned to me:
I'm beginning to love black and white photos. There's some kind of sophistication in it. It's just classic!
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