Senior Portrait Makeup

Recently I had the pleasure of working with Yesica, the owner of Bella Acosta Photography, for a project she was working on for her business. She is an Arizona based photographer, specializing in High School Senior Portraits. Our beautiful model was Azucena, a teenage girl that is going to graduate this year.

Because spring is here and so is Graduation , I wanted to share some makeup tips with you and also list some of the products I used on this young girl.
The first image that I envision when I think of these misses, is the one of a fresh young skin that shows its natural glow. Why would we hide it under tons of makeup, with a lot of contour to distract everyone away from its natural beauty? Not everything that is on social media platforms is trendy. And there are different types of makeup for every occasion. One size does not fit all! Just enhancing this, is the key to flawless skin.
Another part of the face that I like to consider are the eyebrows. When I think of the eye makeup I also think of beautiful groomed brows to frame the eyes. They can change your whole features and might make you look not like the real you if they are done wrong. All you have to do is just emphasize them and you are going to be so thankful years later, while looking at your Senior pictures.
Choosing just one feature to be the main focus, either the eyes or the lips, is gonna create a nice balance to your makeup. Soft smoky eyes ( colors like brown, beige, champagne, taupe just to name a few) and neutral lips if you would like to stress your eyes could be an option. Or, if you prefer to enhance your beautiful lips, a bolder color (red, pink, coral) and soft eyes could be a great alternative, as well.
Would you like to recreate Azucena’s makeup look?

Here is a list of the products that I used:
Face: MAC Matchmaster Foundation
MAC Pro Longwear Blush – Blush All Day
Eyes: MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Spiked
MAC Eyeshadows – Grain (brow bone), Brown Script (crease), Blanc Type (lid), Coquette
(bottom lashline)
MAC Fluidline – Blacktrack (top lash line)
Lips: MAC Lipstick – Ruby Woo
MAC Lip Liner – Cherry

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