Thursday, June 11, 2009

Basement Academy Beauty Makeup Course Day 7: Photographic Makeup

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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CherryColors said...

Ohhh her eyes look biiiigeeeer! Pretty!

Anonymous said...

wow! I must say that I do love black and white photos because of the certain classy-ness it emits. her face is well contoured too! btw can you post a final look in color? :p if it's not much of a trouble! I am very intrigued in how it looks like :3

Kim said...

@Tamara...thank you! =)

@Gia...I'm so sorry sis I wasn't able to take a colored setting of the final look. I'll just try to do this on myself or to someone to show you hehe hopefully this week =)

AskMeWhats said...

sis, heheheh when I see your model, I can't help but think about the kwento ! hahah this is such a wonderful look you've done :)

fuzkittie said...

That's amazing!!! She looks gorgeous with the makeover!

♥ Nehs ♥ said...

she looks so pretty Kimi! great job as always!

Golden said...

I love her eye makeup. It really stands out!

Anastacia said...

Amazing job! Wonderful pic!