One of my friends came to me in frustration, asking "How do you put on liquid eyeliner without it looking like a hot mess?" Here are the essential tricks to applying liquid eyeliner perfectly smooth, even if you're bad at makeup.
Tools you will need:
-One thin, pin-point brush
-One thin, angled brush
-Concealer that matches your skin tone
-A black eyeshadow
-A liquid eyeliner
Helpful hint: Instead of spending $20 on an eyeliner, you can get one, like the e.l.f. liquid liner, that's much cheaper.
First, you want to sketch out the eyeliner with a black eyeshadow, using an angled detailer brush. The eyeshadow will be more forgiving if you make any mistakes. You can also clean up anything with some concealer if needed.
Once it is looking how you want it, dip your detailer brush into the liquid eyeliner formula and trace over the black eyeshadow. You can smoke the liner out with more eyeshadow or clean it up with some concealer.
There are a couple of reasons I advise against getting your makeup done at a makeup counter before your headshot session.
One of the reasons for this is because, unless you know the person working that day, you do not know the artist's particular “style” or whether they are a novice or pro.The second reason, is because they might not know how the makeup will appear on camera. And if it’s too heavy or too light, you don’t have anyone to make the adjustments to correct that. Thirdly, once you get your makeup done, you have to worry about getting to your headshot session and if it’s hot out, or rainy, or you just have a while to travel, the makeup will not look the same as when you first got it done.
That’s why we offer the convenience of getting your makeup done on-site, here at City Headshots. You have a stylist for the duration of your shoot to make sure your hair, makeup, and clothes are looking good the entire time. All you have to worry about is your smile, and just that in itself should make you smile!
There’s a common misconception that you have to do your makeup drastically different for photos. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen put on loads of makeup because they were afraid their normal look wouldn’t show up on camera.
Theres a really simple trick to know how much more makeup you should apply if you’re going to be photographed in pictures. You want to apply just a step heavier than you normally would. What does this mean? It means that you should definitely be able to see that you’re wearing more makeup than usual, but you shouldn’t feel uncomfortable wearing it outside. So, no clown makeup, no extreme smokey eyes, just a natural makeup with a little bit heavier than you normally would. Post down below if you try out this little trick!
Hey! I'm Heidi, the stylist and makeup artist here at City Headshots. Feel free to get in touch with me by email, or call me during our normal business hours at (212) 706-1902. I'm happy to answer any questions you have!
Hello! I'm Amaris, the second stylist and makeup artist here at City Headshots. I can be reached by email or can be called on Sundays. Happy to answer any questions!