Beauty Breakdown: Headshot

Sometimes I feel like in principle, headshot makeup is like wedding day makeup: It should be you, on your best day. The makeup should not overwhelm your entire look (head to toe); instead, it should complement it in an almost unnoticable way. Naturally, dramatic/unusual looks for brides and specialty headshots are the exception.
With that principle in mind, I set out to do makeup for a local television reporter, for her outdoor headshots. Here’s what I used:
She came with her own foundation already on, so I worked with what she had (MAC Studio Tech)
MUFE HD Powder
Illamasqua Blush in Expose
Dior Cream Eyeshadow in Beige
Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow in Tusk
Kevyn Aucoin Eyeshadow in Blush
MAC Eyeshadow in Sorcery (blended along the lashline)
Naimies False Lashes
MAC Studio Fix Mascara
MAC Lip Pencil in Mouth Off
OCC Lip Tar in Melange


  1. She is so pretty. Her eye makeup looks beautiful.

  2. Thank you. 🙂 She seemed very happy with the result.

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