Black & White is not Just Golden Era Makeup
Black & White makeup is no more about retro looks, i.e., big hairdos,
white base, accentuated liner, the makeup has now evolved to being
black & white photographic makeup, giving MUAs much more space
and freedom to create their best black & white look.
Black and white photographic makeup is especially done for magazine
shoots, portfolio shoots, and is mostly for jewellery shoots also.
This type of photographic makeup records colours on a grey scale,
thereby creating a beautiful contrast in the photographs.
Black and white photographs not only showcase the bone structure of
the face beautifully but also have a different panache that makes the
photo much more attractive.
Let’s go through some important factors that you don’t want to miss
before creating a beautiful black & white photographic look:
Matte Foundation- Black & white looks turn out better in
photographs with a matte look. A matte look establishes a better
contrast compared to a glossy look.
Strong contour-You will notice a different beauty in your black and white look
with a strong contour, especially on the cheeks, as it will contribute majorly in
creating a contrast and showcasing the bone structure amazingly well.
Accentuated eyes-Eye makeup holds a lot of power in making or breaking any makeup look let
alone black and white. Eye makeup must be done in a way that it attracts attention and adds
value to the overall look; you can go for a Smokey eye, a simple winged liner or a nude eye done
with really dark brows.
So, feel free to create your own black and white photographic makeup look keeping the above
suggestions in mind.