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LIGHTING FOR MAKEUP

Hello Beautiful People!!

Today I am going to talk about lighting.
There are three areas you should know about lighting
Light source, Light intensity, & Light direction.

LETS BEGIN!!

Lighting is one of the most important factors when choosing and applying makeup. Lighting can make or break a makeup application. The following factors may affect facial features, skin textures and color payoff:

The Light Source
Natural Daylight: is a pure white light. It is considered to be the most perfect light for applying makeup.
Artificial fluorescent: light has a blue-green tint. It is the harshest light and is known to drain and dull color on the face.
Incandescent: light has a flat, warm yellow tint. It is more flattering than fluorescent but softens the intensity of bright, strong colors.
Halogen: lighting has a soft blue-white tine. It closely resembles daylight and it is good for expressing true color.
Electronic Strobe or HMI : lighting produces daylight color temperature and accentuates the intensity of makeup color. it mostly used in professional situations.

The Light Intensity
Low (dim)
Medium (not to dark or too bright)
High(bright)

how bright or dim the light source is will determine how intensely the colors reads. it also affects how shadows are seen on the face. for example, dim lighting will create strong shadows on the face and dull the makeup colors. Medium to bright lighting will "fill" the facial features creating soft, flattering shadows while highlighting true color intensity.

The Light Direction

Overhead (from above) - this creates prominent shadow that distort facial features. (example: midday light)
Direct: (eye level) - this produces natural shadows that make the skin appear flawless as it minimizes imperfections.
Side (profile) - this forms shadow on the "unlit" portion of the face, distorting features and emphasizing imperfections in skin texture.
Blacklit (from behind) - this produces a "silhouette" effect on the face. As the face becomes completely shadowed, features look flat.

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you are so pretty and have lots of good tips !! how old are you ? are you still in school ?

by drugstore_lady 3 years, 1 month ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

cool, looks great!!

by aly7 3 years, 1 month ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

@aly7 i believe im wearing creme d nude (very lightly)

by odmakeup 3 years, 1 month ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

awww thank you s much ladies! you can check out more of my post on my blog!  odmakeup.wordpress.com    

by odmakeup 3 years, 1 month ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

Yeah, I agree!!!!! The smoky eye looks great! And are you wearing anything on your lips in the first pic???

by aly7 3 years, 1 month ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

This was really helpful!!!  I know most girls don't even think about lighting but I have always tried to apply my make-up in a natural daylight.  You can see everything clearly on your face and you aren't surprised when you walk outside and suddenly realize you have applied one too many layers of blush or bronzer.  Thanks for sharing this doll!!!   P.S.  I love the make-up you did in the second picture (where you're looking down and have awesome smoky eye goin' on!!)  It looks like a professional did it!!   

by lisa2683 3 years, 1 month ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

wow, I never thought about lighting for makeup! Great post! I love the pics, too!

by aly7 3 years, 1 month ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

Very interesting! I never actually thought about the different types of lighting and light bulbs in my make up studio [aka bedroom]. I guess that is because I have one of those desktop mirrors with the lights built into it. Tomorrow I am going to try to apply my make up outside and see if I get a better application than normal. Thanks for all the info. :]

by pynkNymphette 3 years, 1 month ago Report as inappropriate | Remove Comment

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