August 7, 2009

JennySue Makeup Headshot Photos Plus Products

I just had some new headshots taken for an upcoming ad I am placing in a local bridal publication and thought I'd share the makeup products I used to get my "look." BecauseI am not afraid to admit that it takes an absolute arsenal of products to look so natural...wink wink. I decided to go the more approachable makeup route than funky and edgey since it's supposed to appeal to future brides! From my experiences in working with brides, most want to look like "a more beautiful version of their natural self"(my company mantra!) and not some crazy drag queen.

These photos were taken by my talented photographer/friend Abbey Lindsey of Dylan Blue Photography who I've worked with on many occasions! I'm not particularly comfortable trying to "work it" in front of the camera- I'd rather slap some makeup on other people and let them do the posing, but Abbey has the gift of making a girl feel like Cindy Crawford in front of the camera. Check out her photography blog to see her talent and creativity- you can even see a couple outtakes from my photo shoot!!

By the way, is mentioning Cindy Crawford as a relevant supermodel showing my age?? Maybe I should have said Chanel Iman (shown at right)!

Anyhoo, here's a rundown of the many products JennySue used for her headshot:

1. Eyes

  • Femme Couture Brow Pencil in "Medium Brown"

  • Lancome "freebie" eyeshadow quad in colors, Gardenia/Sunberry/Honeymoon/Misty Mink. These colors seriously could work for any skin tone- so flattering! Yes, I used a free makeup goody for my eyeshadows- I buy a lot of Lancome and get a lot of free stuff!

  • Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in "Black"

  • Revlon Fantasy Lengths Self Adhesive false lashes in style "Minx." You didn't really think those were my natural lashes did you?! These are a shorter length than some of their other styles which makes them easier to wear without looking like you're going to a Halloween party. And I didn't have to apply glue to get them on- just pulled them off their stand and popped them on my lash line!

  • Too Faced Lash Injection Pinpoint Mascara

2. Face

  • L'Oreal True Match foundation in N3

  • Too Faced "Snow Bunny" Bronzer

  • Max Factor Mineral Bronzer

  • Nars blush in "Mata Hari"

  • Benefit's Erase Paste in Fair

3. Lips

  • Too Faced Lip of Luxury lipstick in "Totally Nude"

  • Becca Cosmetics lipgloss in "Caipirinha"

  • Rimmel Exaggerate Full Color lip liner in "Pure" (one of my new faves in cheapo lip liners!- formula is very smooth and glides easily)

"Thanks to Abbey and all the cosmetic companies out there that made my headshots possible...Have a beautiful weekend everyone!!"


Sonia said...

i think you look wonderful! xxx

Anonymous said...

You look gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your makeup products! Question, I'm going to start experimenting with lashes (fake ofcourse)and I'm not sure if I'm suppose to add mascara after they're on me?? Your help would be greatly appreciated!!

JennySue said...

Regarding the mascara before or after applying false lashes, it totally depends what look you're going for.
As a rule of thumb, I always apply mascara to my natural lashes first (after curling them of course) then apply the strips or individual lashes into the lash line. This gives the lashes a "base" to attach to and a guideline as to whether or not you want to add more mascara.
If I want super glamorous look at me lashes, yes, a thin coat of mascara works (I did for this photo shoot bc I really wanted them to show up on camera!). But if you just want a little extra oomph, then apply them as is and leave them. Hope this helps!

MusikChik said...

Hey, I think you look amazing (espicially for two kids!!). But i have a question about eyeshadow primer. I like to venture into the crazy brite eyeshadows (thnxs to coastal scents) but eyeshadow primer i have heard everywhere to use one i haven't found one i like so what do you suggest for someone on a budget, hoping ill save my self money from eyeshadow touch ups

JennySue said...

Thanks MusikChik for the sweet compliment! Having two boys and looking put together is definitely a task, but a worthwhile task for making me be able to conquer the day.
In terms of budget eyeshadow primers, I unfortunately don't have any great options for you except for L'Oreal's DeCrease eyeshadow base. It does work to a point to keep shadow from creasing in the lids, but in terms of staying power and making colors pop, it doesn't work as well as Too Faced Cosmetics Shadow Insurance. Too Faced isn't too pricey, and I certainly think it's worth its price tag to keeping your shadows on all day! Thanks for the question.