Lipstick & Skin

Shooting beauty work is a different set of challenges compared to say editorial or straight fashion portraits. With beauty, precision is key, perfection is the aim. Everything takes a lot longer, make-up prep, lighting set-up, time per shot, post production. For comparison a 2 hour portfolio development shoot can easily net four outfits and a whole bunch of different shots for a model. Whereas a two hour beauty session is one look and probably one final image.
It’s all about flawless skin and perfect make-up.
Here are a couple of fresh images from a shoot a couple of weeks ago. Here I was working with Thembi Mkandla makeup artist, using product from MAC and Armani. Our model for the day was Anna of Boss Model Management.

Cosmetic beauty, MAC & Armani. Lips & Skin. by Mark Ivkovic

Cosmetic beauty, MAC & Armani. Lips & Skin. by Mark Ivkovic

Cosmetic beauty, MAC & Armani. Lips & Skin. by Mark Ivkovic

Cosmetic beauty, MAC & Armani. Lips & Skin. by Mark Ivkovic

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Beauty Work // Portfolio Peek

Beauty Work // Portfolio Peek, originally uploaded by bang*.

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A little sneak peek at the latest shoot. These are as yet unedited SOTC (minus a sharpen & resize).
Working with three uber talented MUA’s who just finished topping out their training at the Cassie Lomas Academy.

Photographer : Mark Ivkovic
MUAs : Lucy Hill, Lisa Murray, Meg Lindow.
Model : Sana

Beauty Work // Portfolio Peek

Beauty Work // Portfolio Peek

Beauty Work // Portfolio Peek