The Perfect Makeup – Boudoir Photos for your Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is such a great time to do a Boudoir Photo Shoot for your Honey!    You can turn the photos into a Coffee Table Book or even a Calendar!  What a fun and sexy way to say “I Love You” in a language the man in your life will understand! LOL!

I have had so much fun doing makeup for Boudoir shoots!  It’s a woman’s chance to be her very own Victoria’s Secret Model and I love creating the perfect Makeup Look for the occasion

I worked with Photographer Mariann Szucs of Blue Daisy Boudoir on these two sessions. The girls looked amazing and I hope their husbands love their Valentine’s day gifts (We all know they will)!

Makeup Tips:

1) When doing Makeup for Boudoir Photos, make sure to choose a skin tone correct shade of Foundation.  The skin is so important for a Flawless look so be sure to choose a color that is not lighter or darker than your skin.

2) Concealer is a must!   Try using two shades… something pink or peach first to cut dark under eye circles followed by a skin tone shade to brighten

3) Use Bronzer to give skin a Golden Hue.  Brush Bronzer on “High Points” which means the areas where you tend to tan fist ( Forehead, nose, cheekbones and chin).

4) I always like a pop of color on the apples of the cheek because makeup appears so much softer in photos.

5) Sultry Eyes are necessary for every Boudoir Shoot!  Use a light shadow on your entire lid, a medium tone from the crease to your lash line and a darker tone in the crease.  Add a deep liner to the top lash line and a smokey line on the bottom.  Add Mascara and to finish it off apply False Lashes!

6) Last, choose a lip color that you feel good in.  I suggest using a gloss so you don’t have to worry about reapplying as often.

boudoir make up and photos new york make up artist michelle stern

boudoir make up and photos new york make up artist michelle stern

boudoir make up and photos new york make up artist michelle stern

boudoir make up and photos new york make up artist michelle stern

boudoir make up and photos new york make up artist michelle stern

boudoir make up and photos new york make up artist michelle stern

boudoir make up and photos new york make up artist michelle stern