What's your Makeup Personality?
We as women express ourselves in many different ways across our lifetime. Whether it'd be through fashion statements or hair and makeup trends, identifying the client's beauty personality is key to enhancing her truest nature for the purposes of intimate portraiture.
Natural Beauty: Tammy C.
"There are four types of beauty personalities," says Renee. "Natural, Dramatic, Classic, and Romantic. Tammy (pictured right) is Natural because she enjoys the look of minimal makeup on a daily basis. The trick is to find the client's key characteristic to focus on and dramatize, such as Tammy's beautiful blue eyes! Identifying the best feature to highlight on the client will prevent the makeup from looking too dramatic all the way around." Tammy was so pleased with her experience that she hired Renee to do her hair and makeup for her wedding as well! "She made me feel like a model," Tammy said at her portrait reveal.
This is how Renee creates beautifully timeless looks for all my clients, both professional and non-professional alike! "Pro models usually know their best features already and allow me free reign! They usually have many beautiful features to choose from and the possibilities become endless, so at that point I focus on what the work itself is trying to say and how it will be presented; a fashion story, magazine spread, or TV/Film, etc."
The Best Form of Makeup?
"Skin care," Renee says. "All Pro MUAs swear by it! Daily skincare should include a wash, scrub, toner, eye cream and sunscreen. At night, use a retinol serum to promote cell turnover of dead or damaged skin followed by a night cream. If you have especially oily skin, weekly Microderm Abrasion/Chemical Peel or Face Masks help clear excess oil and dirt from pores.
It seems like a lot at first but once in front of you, it's very simple! Most women start with a good face wash and moisturizer and build from there. However, daily sunscreen is a MUST! A moisturizer with SPF is a good start, but only if it protects against UV-A and UV-B rays. Most moisturizers only protect from UV-B rays, but UV-A rays penetrate deeper into the skin and cause wrinkles!"
About the Artist
Renee Green is the owner of On Location Hair and Makeup and has been a Pro Hair & Makeup Artist for over 10 years. She specializes in Airbrush Makeup, Skin Treatment, Tanning, and Tattoo Cover Up.