As an outdoor photographer, my style is very boho wild, casually-cool girl. I normally recommend loose natural curls and dewy minimal makeup for your shoot. However your preference for makeup and hair, I recommend a professional hair and makeup artist to feel flawless.
Here is a guide on how to prep for your hair and makeup session and the questions you should either be asking yourself or your HMUA should be asking you before beginning a style you may not vibe with. The goal is to feel your absolute best, but still feel like YOU! I would hate for you to look in the mirror and feel completely uncomfortable and out of your element when it comes to your hair and makeup.
Number One Tip:
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.
Arrive to your hair and makeup appointment with a clean face. Depending if your hair is dry or oily you should arrive with freshly cleaned or day old hair. Make sure it is fully dry upon arrival,
Bring a robe or a button down shirt to wear during your session. This way you will not mess up your hair and makeup when taking it off.
Also 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!
If you unfortunately have a pimple the day of your shoot poke a hole in an Advil liquid gel and apply it to your pimple before applying makeup. This will reduce redness and inflammation.
Another thing to remember Photoshop and makeup cannot fix tired! Get your beauty sleep!
Questions to consider:
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 lights 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 and since you show more skin your neck and chest foundation should match to give an even and streamline look.
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 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?
Start to Pin hair and makeup looks to your boudoir Pinterest board to show your artist for inspiration and guidance. Remember these images are simply for inspiration and that your artist should know what colors and styles would flatter your skin and hair type best.
PIN THIS GRAPHIC TO YOUR BOUDOIR PINTEREST BOARD TO EASILY REFER BACK TO BEFORE YOUR SHOOT!