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Friday, March 2, 2007

Makeup and Beauty Extras

Accessorizing and putting on makeup can make or break any look during a shoot. I just want to remind you that sometimes you don't need a whole lot.

Fake eyelashes are really fun to have and make you feel glamourous but don't go overboard with them. You might not even need them for the shoot you're doing. Whatever the case, make sure to pick the right ones for the occasion.

For those of you with naturally short lashes, fake ones can really help lengthen and create the illusion of long lashes. Stay away from the eyelashes that are just too huge, too curly or look very unnatural. Of course, if that is the look you're going for, then by all means, get whichever ones you want!

To avoid any mishaps, especially if you've never worn fake eyelashes before, have someone else apply them for you and be patient. If you move too much or don't let the glue set, they'll appear crooked and you'll have to start all over again.

Wearing fake lashes can be pretty tricky at first because they'll be super heavy and you'll feel like your eyelids are about to collapse! Practice blinking and looking in different directions for a few minutes and you'll get used to them quickly.

Unlike height or weight, you can't change your natural eye color--oh, wait, yes you can! Many people wear colored contacts to spice up their eye color or to even coordinate with the color of their outfit. If you have agency representation, it goes without saying that you should stick to your natural eye color, even if you think it's the most boring color in the world.

Unless the particular shoot or look your latest gig calls for involves colored contacts, leave yours at home. If you're doing a TFP or TFCD that has nothing to do with your agent, then decide if you really need your colored contacts.

Wearing jewelry such as bracelets, earrings and necklaces make photos stand out but unless that's the look you want, don't allow your accessories to overshadow you. It should accent the photo, not take over. The same goes with sunglasses.

Learn to use sunglasses in pictures so that it appear natural and not practiced. Some sunglasses are just too distracting to be used so be sure to keep different types so that you can switch up, tone down or amp up the style if you need to.

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