Why choose makeup
It’s fair to say, it’s extremely rare for an actor to appear on camera or stage without makeup. This is because the lighting used, in film and photography, is so powerful it reflects in the skin and creates shine or hotspots that make the skin look greasy. The use of make-up in order to neutralise the hotspots has been the norm for decades but since the advent of High Definition camera’s it has never been more important because, not only do these cameras pick up the detrimental shiny hotspots but also all skin tone, colour and texture imperfections.
Can I do my own makeup
You can, if you truly understand the difference between the makeup you wear in your day to day life and the complexity of camera ready professional media makeup. If you’re confident you can prime your own skin, apply makeup lightly so it’s hardly noticeable but still evens out skin tones, hides imperfections and you can create beautiful seamless gradients between light and shadows that contours and accentuates your features, then yes it is possible for you to do your own make up, but if not we’d recommend a professional make-up artist
About the service
We hire in a trusted, fully trained and highly experienced industry professional who has worked with us for many years and you pay her direct.
The makeup artist will stay for the duration of the chosen shoot package and apply makeup and style hair for each of the different looks we plan to create together.
The benefits of the service cannot be under estimated. Having a professional makeup artist and stylist on hand will not only make you look amazing , as well as presenting you in an industry standard manner but also make you feel amazing and as a result will give you a massive confidence boost which will shine through on every headshot.”
Makeup and styling for men
Jobbing male actors are used to wearing makeup on screen or stage and really understand the benefits, besides this; when you see them on camera you can’t tell they are wearing any. Guys can get away with wearing no makeup but those with oily or uneven skin colours would really benefit from this option. Men also benefit from help with hair styling and those who shave in between shoots have the safety net of the makeup artist should their skin redden or chaff.
Read a small sample of our many customers reviews who chose the makeup and hair option…
"Absolutely worth paying the extra for the make up to – Zoe was amazing!! All round a brilliant experience and I hope it leads to more work for me in 2019!"
Emma Sharp - Actress
"Darren and Zoe are both extremely talented individuals who know their stuff. Incredibly relaxed and constantly supportive throughout your experience with them. Together they both really brought me out of my shell and made me feel incredibly valued as an actor and really comfortable throughout my headshot session.
Kaleb Morley - Actor