5 Questions with a Professional Makeup Artist

January 19, 2015

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When it comes to your professional presence, it is important to show your best self online, because many times that is your first (and sometimes ONLY) impression to others.  One of the ways to take the stress out of getting professional portraits is to leave the hair and makeup to the professionals.  This allows you to sit back, relax, and get pampered right before your session allowing you to look and feel your very best.

I spoke with Denise Hutter, of Images by Denise, to get a few answers on why you should choose professional makeup for your photography session.

1. Why would I want professional makeup for photographs?

Because you want to look fabulous! A professional makeup artist will know how to match your skin tone, bring out your best features and minimize your less attractive features. But more important than that an experienced artist will know what different types of makeup will look when being photographed and under different lighting situations.

2. Define your style of applying makeup
Clean- I like to enhance your natural beauty.

3. Do you do airbrushing? Add lashes? What types of product do you use?
I do both traditional and airbrush application. I use my own line of products, but most high end product lines will have the quality needed to do the job.
As for lashes, I will add lashes if the client would like them (love the lashes.)

4. How do you determine what look to give people?
I like natural, but what is natural to the client is what I try to achieve. I do this by asking the client lots of questions to find what there comfort level is. I only want to enhance their look and if they feel beautiful, then I did my job.

5. What kind of prep should I do before our session?

My best work is always on a well rested (sleep the night before) client who’s skin is hydrated inside and out by drinking lots of water (not alcohol) and uses a emollient night cream the night before, eyebrows that are groomed and all unwanted hair (lip, chin, side burns) removed at least two days before the shoot.
If you have your hair cut or colored, please do it a week or two before.
The day of, come with dry hair. I only work on dry hair (day old or clean hair doesn’t matter to me.)
Moisturizer on, light makeup is okay no mascara, as it is difficult to remove and may look clumpy.

Thank you, Denise for all of that helpful information!  Denise is a true artist and expert in her field!  I highly recommend adding the hair and makeup to your session if you’d like to ensure that you will look your absolute best and take the stress out of your headshot session.

Email me to reserve your session today.

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Hair & Makeup by Denise Hutter, of Images by Denise

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