Now that HDTV’s all the rage, there are cosmetic brands slowly coming up with their own HDTV versions of their makeup line. I’d like to see some mineral makeup brands come up with this for HDTV or high-resolution photography ( which is photography, since photography is high resolution itself ), but thing is, I have already encountered really good mineral makeup brands, that are sold in the internet, that can pass off as HDTV material! With my experience yesterday with doing makeup for TV, I have learned alot, and further made me more fascinated with perfecting makeup for TV.
With the search for good mineral makeup that can pass off as HDTV or super photogenic, consider the following points :
1. It must be matte.
TV makeup must be matte. No shine. No shimmer. Shimmer makes the face look more fat, and sometimes, if unfortunate, shimmer can make skin look “oily.” Look for mineral makeup brands that are matte. Of course, don’t use those that look chalky. As the term goes, “matte, but not flat.”
2. It must look like skin, but with considerable coverage.
Just like photoshoots, makeup gets washed out. For photoshoots and TV, when the instruction is make skin look like skin, and make skin look really natural, it means slightly thicker than the normal everyday application. It might look a bit thick in person, but it would balance or wash out during shoots and onscreen. With this, quality, full coverage mineral makeup that can still make skin look like not too made up even after three layers will be great. For those who want an HDTV effect for everyday use, a full coverage foundation that can make skin look like skin is great. Like me, I personally love my full coverage mineral foundation. Up to three layers, I apply for extreme coverage, and my classmate from makeup school exclaims that it looks like I only applied a sheer layer of pressed powder on me. That makes me so happy!
3. It must work it’s “magic.”
I was about to say, “it needs to work like mineral makeup.” To be honest, I’ve found alot of similarities with HDTV makeup and mineral makeup. Mineral makeup sweeps off imperfections in a breeze, blurs out blemishes, scars, and even lessens the size of pores and makes wrinkles a bit improved. Mineral makeup that has light-reflecting qualities that can blur out imperfections is just about what HDTV makeup needs.
4. It must have super good staying power.
I’m not fond of retouching, but alas, my skin’s just the oiliest that I am reduced to using blotting paper. But of course, as much as possible, to prevent retouching, the makeup must be long-wearing.
5. Eye makeup can be frost, but not high-shimmer, or super metallic.
This might be debatable ( please do correct me if I am wrong in this ), but eye makeup must be either matte, or frosted, but not ultra-shimmery or metallic. The screen just does not appreciate too much shine!
Well, there! I have fused the briefing my makeup artist mentor gave to me and my knowledge of mineral makeup, to realize that there is great potential for mineral makeup on TV. Mineral makeup, in my opinion, CAN act as HDTV makeup, provided that they have the qualities mentioned above. So, what’s your “HDTV mineral makeup?”