Posts Tagged ‘makeup and hair for camera’

How to Keep Makeup Lasting at Your Shoot – A Guest Blog from Lindsay Ann Makeup Artistry

August 15


Photo by Melissa McClure Photography

A few months ago, we showcased a guest blogger who discussed the importance of makeup for your shoot. It makes a big different in the lens and is a decision that you will not regret. This month, we asked Lindsay Ann Makeup Artistry to give some tips on how to keep your makeup long lasting on your shoot. Lindsay specializes in wedding and event makeup in San Diego, California and travels to other locations. She offer both airbrush and traditional makeup using MAC Cosmetics and other high-end high definition (HD) makeup. Read what she suggests to keep that face pretty all day.





So it’s the big day, you look amazing. You should look amazing; you calculated your every move to make you look like YOU- the amazing version. Whether you hired a professional or did your own fabulousness, here are a few tips to keep you looking awesome under the glare of cameras all day.


Primer– It all starts before you even lay the paint down on your face. Apply a face and separate eye primer to ensure your makeup stays put. You can skip the eye primer if you’re on a budget and use a concealer but make sure it’s set very well with translucent powder.


Face Setting Spray– After you’ve been dolled up, mist a bit of a makeup setting spray like Model In a Bottle, or if you’re oily, Urban Decay De-Slick. This will take away the powdery look and make sure your makeup stays in place all day.


Touch up kit– Pack a little bag to take with you just in case you encounter a makeup meltdown. In it, bring blotting papers with you to soak up any excess oil. Also, carry along the lip color used on your lips for ease of application. If you don’t own it, request a sample to be made or have your artist to use a longwear lipstick and gloss.



For more information about Lindsay Ann Makeup Artistry and the services available, visit





Baby Wishes for Chimi

June 27



Do you listen to AJ in the Morning on Star 94.1? We do! And we love one of the best radio personalities, Hula Ramos. He and his wife, Yoli, are expecting a baby in a few months which means it is time to film a Baby Wish video for “Chimi”. Chimi is short for the nickname Chimichanga. Hula and Yoli are keeping the name a secret until after the baby is born.


On the day of the shoot, we sent Yoli to be pampered by the fabulous Audra Rene with some hair and makeup. While Audra worked her magic, Hula and I determined the location for our shoot. Originally scheduled for the beach, the famous San Diego marine layer had other plans. We made a quick change to Old Poway Park and we were set to go. Afterwards, we stayed and ate at the Hamburger Factory – delish!


You must watch this video to see how sweet Hula and Yoli are together. You just know that they are going to be the best parents.





Read Hula’s blog about his Murasaki Media Baby Wish HERE and HERE. We are looking forward to filming his Video Birth Announcement in just a handful of weeks.


Hair and Makeup for the Camera – Guest Blog from Audra René Studio

April 9

Torn about whether or not to get your hair and makeup done for a Wedding, Engagement Love Story or Baby Wish Shoot? It does make a difference. Read some awesome advice from our Guest Blogger, Audra René. Audra, owner of the Audra René Studio in Mission Valley San Diego, has been a hair colorist, cutter, stylist, and makeup artist for over a decade. Her work has been featured on many blogs, video and magazines. Read her thoughts about the benefits of professional hair styling and makeup for your shoot.


Why Hire a Hair and Makeup Artist for Your Shoot?

Technology is amazing. Today’s cameras capture unbelievable detail, allowing professionals to capture better quality video and photos than ever before. These advancements allow us to have ridiculously amazing memories to enjoy and share for decades to come. The downside? With that much detail and resolution, your hair and makeup had better look great when it’s time for your close up!

Luckily, the beauty industry stays on the cutting edge of technology as well. Many of us hair and makeup artists are well versed in specific techniques for making sure our clients look amazing on camera, but still natural. There are skin preparation productions, primers, and finishing products designed specifically for high definition video or photo. A professional also knows which hair products to use to keep hair where you’d like it, with the proper finish and hold for your specific look and hair type. When I work with a client I take into account the weather, lighting, outfits, location of shoot and more to make sure we have decided on the best possible complete look.


Photo by Priddy Smith

Hiring an expert who knows what to use, and how to use it to accentuate your features, will ensure you look like the most amazing version of yourself through your shoot. When you’re talking the time to plan the details for the perfect location, outfit, etcetera, consider that the way you look will absolutely affect the way you feel. When someone feels comfortable and secure, that definitely shows on camera and ensures the best possible camera experience!


Photo by SheWanders Photography


For more information on Audra and her services, contact her at