Should I hire a make-up artist or do my own?

- Professionals: If you’re getting headshots done, you may want to consider getting your makeup done for the shoot. If you do want to do your own makeup, please keep this in mind: I usually shoot high key lighting, which means that I shoot a little bit over exposed. This can weaken the look of makeup. For this reason, I suggest people apply about 25% to 30% more makeup than usual. You can also spray quite a lot of hairspray on your hair. Shooting images outside will add some breeze to our shoot and the better your hair stays in place the less we will have to stop shooting to fix fly aways.

- Actors: This really depends on you. I usually think that most actors know how to do makeup pretty well. That being said, I have many makeup artists that I work quite closely with and they are phenomenal at what they do. If you do want to do your own makeup, please keep this in mind: I usually shoot high key lighting, which means that I shoot a little bit over exposed. This can weaken the look of makeup in your actor head shot. For this reason, I suggest people apply about 25% to 30% more makeup than usual. You can also spray quite a lot of hairspray on your hair. Shooting outside will add some breeze to our shoot and the better your hair stays in place the less we will have to stop shooting to fix small hairs.

Professional makeup services start at $125 and do fluctuate slightly depending on the Artist you use and their pricing structures.

© Kristina Sherk 2016

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