Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Guest Blogger - Julie Bartlett, Colour IQ, Your Dallas Fashion Consultant


Dallas Fashion Consultant, Julie Bartlett of Colour IQ, offers tips for a fabulous head shot:


Head Shots are important visual aids for social media sites, corporate portfolios, personal or business websites, a biography, newsletters, press releases - anytime an attractive photo of yourself is needed.
What's in a head shot? The photo can be of your head and face only, shoulders upwards, or waist upwards. Color head shots make up 95% of that type photo used today but black and white photos seem to have a timeless quality and mystery about them.


Here are some tips for that perfect head shot:

Preparation: A week before your scheduled photo shoot, exfoliate your face, neck and hands to present a clean and youthful skin for the camera. Afterward apply a light moisturizer each day to keep your skin from drying and discourage it from over producing it's own oil. If you are not troubled by Rosacea a gentle exfoliate can be used up to twice a week.

Make-up: After your moisturizer and before your foundation, apply an Oil Mattifier to your face to absorb any excess oil. Your foundation should be one shade darker than your skin tone and use a yellow concealer under the eyes to balance the bleaching effect of the bright lights. For an added eye-lift, apply yellow concealer to the outer corners of your eyes. If your eyes are set close together, make them appear wider spaced by applying concealer on the inside corners. If your concealer melts under hot lights, use a nude eyeliner pencil and set with translucent powder.

Highlights: Two ways to shape and contour the face are to use Highlights (to bring attention to an area of the face), and Low-lights (to deflect attention). Apply Powder in a 'V' on the neck to narrow a wide neck.

Eyes and Teeth: Heavy eyeliner makes the eyes look smaller, and may unnaturally dominate your features. Use a lighter shade of the same color on the lower lashes to prevent this effect. Clean and bright teeth add tons of appeal to your appearance, use a teeth whitening product to give you that great smile.

Extra Help: Are you uncomfortable with your ability to apply makeup properly?  Would you like tips on how to bring attention to your best feature?  Colour IQ offers personal, professional makeup services for our clients.

As your Dallas Fashion Consultant, it is my mission to help my clients always look fabulous without being a slave to the whimsical ways of fashion trends.  I am passionately committed to making sure my clients always look their very best in order to help them achieve their personal and business goals.  If you have any questions or are interested in a personal consultation, please give me a call at 214-223-2200.



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6 comments:

  1. Great tips!! This is true-- in this day and age headshots for social media is very important...great prep info!

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  3. Today doing a research on upcoming fashion in nyc I have skimmed through various posts and found one of your's to best of my interest. Your tips will also help me do it better in next time.I also follow Veronica Hearst who is really very impressive in fasion.

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  4. Thank you for your comment. I struggle with photos of myself, so I was really thankful to my friend Julie when she handed this to me.

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