Keep in mind the type of photo being taken. You use different techniques for a simple portrait than
for a shoot for a high-end European fashion magazine.
Keep the look simple, and make sure the subject is comfortable with the look.
Do what’s right for the person, and stick to his or her own style.
Unless the subject asks for a change, take your cue from his or her style, and don’t stray
too far from it.
Always ask before you start working. Actors like to evolve and try new things.
When working with designers, it is important to be a good observer. Look carefully at the
clothes. Ask about the designer’s vision for the makeup.
This kind of work varies tremendously. It is important to understand the style of the
magazine and to get the input of the photographer, editor, and stylist on the shoot. I always
befriend the photo assistant. That person has the best view and lets me know when
something is not quite right.
In general, black-and-white photography is more forgiving than color photography, but both call for careful makeup application in order to get the best results.