What the unit involves: Theory knowledge of products/equipment, lighting, colour photos and black and white. Gola online exam. Production of a mood board for each assessment. 2 formative assessment followed by 1 graded summative.
During your career as a media make up artist head shots will probably be very common in your working week. However the most trickiest part of make up due to un-natural lighting Tips- Try and use natural lighting where possible, or if taking photographs outside do so around 4-5pm when the sun is about to set.
We will focus on photo-graphic make up using colour.
Cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturise to gain the best skin possible. Oil control is important, use oil free moisturisers where possible. Reduce puffy eyes using an eye gel where possible. You are now to prepare the skin (demo)
The skin needs to look flawless. Use concealer 2 shades lighter than skin to cover blemishes and dark spots (white masking cream is longer lasting and more effective than a concealer). Choose a thicker foundation (cake or pan stick) a shade darker than usual will counter the draining effect of lighting. Blend foundation from the chin to neck so that they are the same colour. Use lots of powder and reapply between shots to create a matte finish look.
Contour the cheeks using a foundation in a shade that is 2-3 shades darker than the normal skin tone. Blend the colour to avoid harsh lines as these will show up under artificial light. When applying blusher it should be placed slightly lower than usual in a more angular line as the camera has a bleaching effect on the rounded parts of the face. If using a cream blusher set with translucent powder after.
Highlight the eyebrow bones using light shadow. Avoid eye shadow that is frosty or shimmery- it will appear shiny. Apply eye line with precision. Use waterproof mascara Apply far more eye make up than normal.
Use a lipstick and liner of the same colour, in a shade darker than the natural lip colour.
Differences between make up and photographic make up.