As a Denver headshot and personal brand photographer, one of the questions I get asked quite often is, How should I apply makeup for my photo session?
If you’re planning a personal brand session (or any photo session) and have the time and budget, I always recommend hiring a professional makeup artist on the day of your photos.
I have a list of the best Denver and Colorado makeup artists that I’m happy to share upon request. These amazing ladies can give you everything from a soft, natural business-casual look to a more polished video-ready look that looks great under bright lights.
If you’re planning to do your own makeup, for your photoshoot or even for everyday application, you owe it to yourself to contact Liana Kathryn Makeup.
Liana offers in-person and virtual makeup lessons where she will work with the products you already have and cater her makeup tips to your individual face shape, skin type, and level of experience in makeup application!
I hired Liana for a personalized makeup training session and there are no words to describe how much it upped my makeup game! Thanks to Liana, I actually enjoy putting on my makeup every morning, because now I know what I’m doing!
Or, if you’d like a super affordable online makeup class specifically for how to apply camera-ready makeup in 15-minutes or less (complete with product tips), Lindsey and Camille at BA Makeup Company have you covered! I love that their online makeup course is called No Filter Necessary, and you can get all the details by clicking here.
I’ve taken this course too and can tell you it’s a fun way to level up your makeup game! This course was designed with the end goal of looking great on camera — whether that’s your headshot session, personal brand photo session, or even your Zoom meetings! On top of that, Lindsey and Camille are adorable and their course is super fun!
If you’re not that into makeup and don’t have time for pro tips right now, here are a couple of my quick and easy tips for making sure your makeup is camera-ready on headshot day:
If you have any questions or tips I should add to this article, feel free to get in touch! I’m looking forward to seeing your beautifully applied makeup at your next personal brand photo session!
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