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.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Smoke and Mirrors- The ‘Before’ & ‘After’ Beauty Shots”

  1. Mary Jo Mann December 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm


    You look great without the makeup & retouching! I don’t know many models & seeing your website, I thought I would ask for some advise. As a birthday & Christmas gift to my husband (he’ll be turning the big 4-0), I decided to do a boudior photo session & (with a little luck) give him some really cool pics;-). I have never done this before. Do you have any tips?

    Thank you,


  2. Gadget Paul July 22, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous…..When the makeup artist has beauty to start with, it doesn’t take much work, on their part. Hope your show can air in Baltimore…..Cheers and congrats to ya!

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