Comp card makeup is how you put your best face first in your modeling career. Comp card makeup can make a look that gets hired and what will help you stand out from the rest of the models at an audition. I can honestly say that most makeup challenges are an unblended face of too much product instead of a problem with the makeup product itself.Eizeh
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When you go to have your first photoshoot and take the photos that will comprise your comp card which is also sometimes referred to as a zed card ask if there is going to be a makeup artist on set or if you need to do your own.
In the event that you need to do your own makeup here are a few simple steps to take to get ready for your first modeling photoshoot:
First it’s important to have great skin that is clear of blemishes and hydrated well with moisturizer because dry skin holds the foundation and will appear flakey.
Second step is to contour your face lightly using two tones of concealer to help distinguish the angles of your face.
Third step is to wear a light day look first, and as you progress through the different looks of your comp card you can increase the drama and darkness of your eyeshadow and lipstick.
The next step to your comp card makeup is applying a set of false eyelashes. These are your photos that you are paying the photographer for and the printing of into a comp card that can build your career to create an income for you. Please respect this career opportunity and invest in five dollar lashes which increase the dramatic effect of your eyes in photos.
The #110 or 33’s by Ardell and Andrea work great for an everyday look of filling out and enhancing the lash line which will make your eye pop more in the photos hence: making your face stand out from the hundreds of others on the wall.
Final step is to lightly dust the entire face area: ears, neck, decollette and face with a large domed brush filled with Makeup Forever HD translucent powder. This will begin the setting process of the makeup and finalize the makeup look by using an atomizer of water to spritz the face with.
You can use Evian, Arollya, a simple toner or even plain water in a spray bottle. A good application distance is about an arm’s length away then spray the mist lightly and make a sweeping S pattern over your face makeup.
To recap your comp card makeup:
1. Highlight and contour your face using light and dark ( within 1-2 shades of each other) concealer. There are many how to makeup tutorials of this on YouTube.
2. Next apply a thin layer of foundation over the entire facial area and set with Makeup Forever HD translucent powder and atomizer over that to set all of the makeup for the photoshoot and working under hot lights.
3. Lashes! Remember to practice your application several times before you actually have to wear them in your photoshoot so you are comfortable with how they feel on top of your natural eyelashes. I always seal my false eyelashes onto my natural lashes with a thick sweep of mascara.
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If you need help learning to apply your false eyelashes visit YouTube for video tutorial. Enjoy your new career as a model and all the beauty it brings.