For that fresh dewy look it is all about the skin prep! Whether you are wearing a full face of glam or going natural, following these tips will make you glow! Before we get into the following tips I want you to start to…
Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize.
This is key to building a great foundation for your makeup to sit on. Make sure you are hydrating and drinking plenty of water in the weeks leading up to your photo session.
Avoid high fat, salt, and greasy foods.
Try to stay out of direct sunlight if possible to avoid sunburn and dry skin.
If you have pimples I LOVE using Mighty Patch. Start using them right when you see a pimple. They have patches for pimples that have already come to a head and those lingering under the skin. These patches pull all the gunk out and help heal pimples faster.
...but if you are tired here is what you can do to help!
The day of your photoshoot.
Before you start your skin prep and makeup NOW would be the time to lose the bra, underwear, and hair tie from your wrist so any imprints will disappear prior to your shoot! Wear a loose button down shirt or robe while doing your skin prep and getting your makeup done.
Now onto the glow…
I wish I could take credit for this genius routine, but I learned my skin prep from Makeup By Kelli Anne. Ever since I started implementing her routine my skin texture has improved, fine lines have plumped out, and I am never dry. She has a great skin prep highlight on her Instagram that you can follow and she also teaches it in the Skin Prep by Type on her new education platform.
You can subscribe to her platform for only $12.99 per month and have access to the skin prep video and hundreds of others to create the perfect look for your photoshoot! No commitment necessary. Subscribe and cancel at any time.
She teaches: it is all about the layers.
Instead of slapping on a highlighter at the end of your makeup routine it is all about the layers! Each one of these layers will shine through creating a dewy glowy look under your makeup.
HERE ARE THE 6 LAYERS TO CREATING GLOWY SKIN:
Now it is time for your makeup! If you are doing your own makeup I HIGHLY recommend subscribing to Makeup by Kelli Anne. Only $12.99 per month. Subscribe and cancel at any time.
I do not get any sort of commission for referring her. I just learned A LOT from her to prepare for my own maternity photoshoot.
If you are hiring a hair and makeup artist make sure to do the above skin prep before your hired makeup session.
Here is a list of professional hair and makeup referrals:
WANT SOME ADDED GLAM?
I was HIT HARD by an Instagram Influencer with this brand of faux lashes, FlutterHabit. You apply them under the lash line and they will last up to 5 days! Give yourself plenty of time for first timer trial and error and apply them 1-2 days prior to your shoot. Make sure to check out their tutorial videos on their website and Instagram Stories, "Tips and Tricks" and "Application" for help!
Questions to consider when doing your makeup:
How is your skin? Oily, dry, or combo?
Does your foundation start to cake from dryness or do you get greasy fast?
Dewy or matte foundation?
Dewy foundation is better for natural light and matte foundation is better for a studio shoot.
These answers will help the makeup artist know the correct foundation to choose
Let your makeup artist know that your makeup is for a boudoir shoot. Since you most likely be showing more skin your neck and chest foundation should match to give an even and streamline look. Make sure to blend your foundation, bronzer, blush, and contour down the neck, across the collarbone, and behind the ears for even and natural coverage.
Do you normally contour your face?
Do you prefer a dark lip or lip gloss?
Do you like your eyes to pop?
Start light with the application and build on that.
How do you normally wear your hair? Do you curl toward or away from your face? Do you like a beachy wave? Do you prefer straight hair?
Where do you normally part your hair?