Smoke and Mirrors- The ‘Before’ & ‘After’ Beauty Shots-
Ahh, modeling. Its all smoke and mirrors. Often when i head to work i know to come armed with a good book, because I'm going to be sat in that make up chair for a good few hours. Even the most "natural" look, involves a team of people working hard to give you that undone look. And its not just the make up, its fake eye lashes, fake tans, hair extensions, chicken filets (thats what i call them anyway) those silicone implants you wedge into your bra to give yourself a more ample bosom, oh and I've rocked a pair of spanks in my time on set too!
so, what goes into creating a “beauty image”? This was two hours of hair and make up and even then after all that, the image would still face a lot of retouching! Here’s a little insight into my day at work. The before and after shots.