Depending on the photo shoot, your hair and makeup can range from bare and flat to colorful and intense. You want to deliver the best results as a model, and that includes knowing what’s right and what’s wrong for each type of photo shoot. As a model you should know the tools and tips needed for your hair and makeup. For a bikini model, the best approach to your hair and makeup is to keep your look clean, fresh, and simple.
You want to look sexy and natural as a bikini model, so your makeup should be minimized. You should only use a little foundation, and think fresh and light. Remember that you can get wet as a bikini model, so don’t use so much that your makeup will fade. For your blush, you should choose a darker shade of pink, but not so dark that it looks unnatural. When you’re brushing your cheeks, you’ll want to work from your cheekbones to your ears in an upward sweep. This will improve the shape of your face and highlight the cheekbones.
Since your eyes are considered the “window to your soul,” your eyes are an essential piece of the puzzle. For your eye shadow, you should choose a light color that complements your eyes, moving towards browns and grays. Although the color is good, it can be a problem while shooting in a bikini. The purpose of bikini photography is usually to sell bikinis. You want the consumer to look at how amazing your body looks in a bikini and how amazing you look in general. You don’t just want them to focus on your eyes; Take attention away from your body and swimsuit.
The color of the mascara should be light. You want to highlight your lashes, but be careful not to show the lashes with a stopper. If you’re on the beach, you won’t see a woman in a bikini with false eyelashes. So a simple mascara will work great, just don’t use a volumizer or plumper. For eyeliner, you should use eye shadow. Simply dip the brush into the eyeshadow, usually one darker than the colors you used, and brush it along your lower eyelid and at the edge of your eye. This will strain your eyes without making them too harsh, which eyeliner tends to do.
You want your lips to look full and shaped beautifully for your photo shoot. Choose a lip liner that is very close to the color of your lips. When applying the lip liner, work your way from the inside of your lips to the tips. Sharpening your lips is crucial in creating a fuller, plumper lip. Now for your lipstick, you should choose a sheer color, within two shades of your lip color. Choose a lipstick that has a little moisture and shine. Before applying lipstick, you should apply a little bit of ChapStick to your lips. This will moisturize your lips, helping to keep them healthy and hydrated. Apply lipstick, working from the inside of your lips to the tips. Don’t use gloss in a bikini photo shoot, you want your lips to look hydrated and natural, not shiny and fake. After applying lipstick, take the edge of your pinky and raise your cupid’s bow. This will define your lips and create that voluptuous look.
When it comes to your hair, you want that slightly curly and messy “day after” look. To get the tousled look you want your curls to look silky, you can achieve this by applying a small amount of smoothing serum to your dry hair before styling your hair. Use a 2-inch curling iron, loosely curling your hair and lightly scrunching your hair at the roots. You just want a smooth look, not full of curls. For a messy look the next day, here are two tips you can use to get the results you need. Take a shower right before you go to bed and comb your hair to detangle it.
After you do that, you can part your hair down the middle of your head, pull your hair back into a low bun and go to sleep. When you wake up and let your hair down, you’ll get relaxed, polished waves. Another method is to spray texture onto your dry hair. After you’ve applied the Texturizer, brush your ends to help build messy volume. Once you style your hair, be sure to spray your hair with a flexible hold hairspray. You want to keep the understated look without sacrificing naturalness. If you’re having a hard time thinking about how to style your hair, just take a look inside the Victoria’s Secret catalog for a nudge in the right direction.
When you’re having troubles trying to create the perfect bikini look, think of the beach. Close your eyes and imagine the beach, imagine that you are walking on the beach, feel the sand under your feet. Notice people as you walk past them. Do they wear bright lipstick colors? Do they have a crazy eye shadow color? Simply think about how you would go to the beach if you were with friends or alone. Want to create the feeling of being on the beach or by the pool?
You want the consumer to imagine this is how they would look in a bikini. If you have big curls in your hair and bright red lips, it will be difficult for people to imagine themselves as you are. The purpose of a bikini model, other than selling swimwear, is to make the consumer want to be you. They want to look as sexy as you do on the beach or while lounging by the pool. Remember, you want to look sexy yet dependable! Do this and you will achieve the sexy beach look, and you will have an amazing photo shoot.