(Please note that the workshop dates have been changed to 29 & 30 May 2014)
The next worst thing after looking like a ghost bride in your wedding photos is to have your entourage of girlfriends looking like ghost bridesmaids in your wedding photos.
It didn’t happen to me – I wasn’t the bridesmaid nor a guest – but my friend was one of the bridesmaids and those photos never saw the light of day after the wedding.
Can you imagine a group of seven girls with faces as white as ghost/sheet/snow/toothpaste/putu mayam smiling and hugging the bride in all the photos? Funny thing is, it wasn’t a DIY job, they actually someone to do the bridesmaids’ makeup. I was like @_@”.
If I were the photographer, my heart would be torn between taking photos of everyone at the wedding and trying to avoid these girls with distasteful white cast. LOL!
Yup, white cast is the term for the ghostly effect you see on other people (or maybe yourself! I have been there HAHAHA!) in photos. It is the UV filters in your sunscreen that make your face paler than your neck, look streaky or leave a white residue on your skin that shines even through the most opaque of foundation.
There are, of course, plenty of tips on how to avoid/minimize the white cast, and at the Singapore Academy Makeover Extremes Workshop, there will be EVEN MORE tips and tricks on camera-ready makeup to pick up!
Celebrities always look immaculate on the red carpet, but even the biggest celebs aren’t immune to embarrassing makeup malfunctions!
I don’t profess to be a guru in makeup application nor am I a trained makeup artist, and most of us have a lighter tone on our face compared to our body, but at least I don’t look too bad right?
(Oh but I have unsightly wrinkles on my neck. BOO. That can’t be helped la! HAHAHA!)
That said, I am still extremely looking forward to attend the 2-day workshop because there is never an end to learning and I thrive in constant acquisition of new techniques and skills to be the best version of me.
(Hence the cover picture of this post. ^_^* )
How Is This Workshop Applicable To You?
You could be an aspiring model looking for makeup techinques so that you can look your best in photos to put together your portfolio;
You could be a blogger who owns a photography ringlight and wants to know how to make your features appear more prominent;
You could be a performer, stage artiste, dancer, singer, or just be a person who loves taking selfies and wants to look better in pictures!
I don’t know about you, but here are my top three concerns when it comes to taking camera-ready photos:
1. Shiny Skin
My number one concern! I have such oily skin that it turns shiny within a couple of hours of makeup application. During my wedding photoshoot in Taiwan, my makeup artist had to constantly blot my face to reduce the shine on my face.
Ever wondered why the makeup artists of actors/actresses keep having to pat their faces with powder? It’s because powder is necessary to create that beautiful matte finish for photography.