Makeup Tips for Actor Headshot Sessions

Makeup Tips for Actor Headshot Sessions

Debating on whether or not you need your makeup done for those headshots? Make sure to communicate what you want your makeup to look like before a headshot session, and don’t be afraid to speak up if you aren’t comfortable with the way it looks. The more natural the look, the better—and that may mean no makeup at all!

0:09 – Have a makeup artist you’ve worked with before?
0:29 – If the makeup looks to heavy, say something.
1:30 – Makeup for men
1:55 – Know your photographer’s style

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*Other Headshot Tips*
Photographer Luke Fontana understands your worry that retouching might make you look less like the you casting directors see in the room—but he explains how to calm your fear.

Backstage Expert and headshot photographer Marc Cartwright breaks down the times when actors should consider getting a new headshot.

Broadway casting director Benton Whitley chimes in on what makes a good headshot for an actor, the kind that will get them called in (and cast!). /


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