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Get the perfect look with these make up tips from Colour by Alexis and Meghan

Today I have a special treat for you all!  My dear friends and small business owners Alexis and Meghan are offering up some great tips for creating the perfect make-up look for your next photo session.

Alexis and Meghan are makeup experts who offer services in both adult and young adult makeup. Looking for holiday or special event makeup? Look no further. Interested in having a few girlfriends over for a ‘wine and learn’ party? Email us to set it up. ( Get tips on the latest makeup techniques and tricks to make you feel and look your best for any day or nighttime look. Have a young kiddo who is interested in beauty? Book a Glam Party today…great for birthday or any occasion. Visit the Facebook page  for details and information.

Check out their tips below and keep an eye out for some exciting new partnership events that we will have in story starting this year.

Scheduling a shoot with the talented Cathering King Photography and thinking ahead to your makeup?  Follow these tips below when prepping your face for any photo shoot:

  • Find your light. Always try to apply your makeup near natural light. Doing makeup in a bathroom with a yellowish bulb will look very different than in the natural light you will have your pictures taken in.
  • Use mattes (flat products) as much as possible. You want to avoid things that will reflect on your face especially when photos are being taken with flash. Looking for recommendations for great photo-ready matte products? Email us ( and we would be happy to let you know about our current favorites.
  • Use black (or very dark brown) mascaras and liners. The darker hues will give you a better contrast and make your eyes pop. Be sure to use 2-3 coats of the mascara, especially if you aren’t going to be wearing false lashes, so that your eyes really stand out.
  • Don’t forget your lipstick! Having naked lips will cause them to blend in with the rest of your face. Contrasting features give the best results. Color doesn’t matter…nude, bold…as long as you apply something.
  • Bronzing and contouring can do wonders for your face in photographs. If done correctly they can create illusions such as accentuated cheekbones, slimmer/more narrow nose and jaw and fuller lips. (This is a very fun makeup technique to learn and use!)
  • Brighten up your eyes. Be sure to get rid of any bloodshot problems with drop so you have clear eyes. A little bit of white (or light) shadow on the inner corner can also help to brighten up your eyes. Another great trick is to line your water line with a nude or bright colored eyeliner.
  • Be sure that your foundation matches your skin tone. You don’t want to have a face that is multiple shades darker than the rest of your body. If you are having head shots or mostly pictures of upper body and want to have your face a little darker, be sure to blend the foundation into the neck and ears.
  • Less is more! If your makeup looks heavy or cakey in person it will on camera as well.
  • Bring powder and lip color to the shoot with you. The heat from the lights can make your makeup slip a bit and the powder will help to keep you from looking shiny. Always tough up lips if there is a long break between pictures so it looks great for the entire session.


Here are a few of their favorites:

Alexis' product favs



Like the tips and tricks you read? Let us know! Leave us a comment on our Facebook page. Want to learn more about us and our services? Email for party information and to inquire about service booking.

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