Makeup plays a vital role in fashion photography, as it helps to enhance the visual appeal of every photo shoot. The makeup artist is responsible for creating a flawless look for the model, enabling them to shine even when faced with numerous cameras and powerful lighting. In this way, makeup is essential in determining the overall “wow factor” of each image.
Photographers frequently work with professional makeup artists to synchronize the manipulation of hues and illumination, resulting in striking visual effects that even can deceive the observer’s perception.
Diverse makeup techniques are applied to be compliant with various concepts, objectives, and aesthetic tastes. For instance, the no-makeup makeup look is commonly worn in skincare and beauty product ads in Korea, where people embody flawless beauty and skin.
To achieve that, Korean makeup artists are willing to spend countless hours meticulously blending the foundation to completely cover every blemish on models’ faces, no matter how small.
This dedication ensures that models can confidently shine in close-up shots. Being natural beauty lovers, they often apply light brown, coral, and peach instead of using a bold color in excess for eyes, cheeks, lips, or even eyebrows.
On the other side of the world, makeup artists take a more liberal and less rigorous approach, particularly in Western countries. Due to the angular facial structures, contouring is not as common, and instead, emphasis is placed on selecting the perfect shade to create a natural yet attention-grabbing look in every frame.
Look at BAZA’s products above and verify them yourself. One lesson we can learn from Hollywood’s makeup style is to emphasize the structure of the face, allowing for an attractive tilt from both the front and side angles.
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