Working with high definition cameras can be difficult. It can clearly expose the person’s skin’s uneven textures, intensify discolorations, and make uneven parts of the face more prominent. Thick or heavy application of makeup will not help cover up these problems as it will look too obvious on the screen. Applying makeup that is sheer, well-blended, and by using more appropriate colors especially with foundations–can make skin look flawless in HD cameras.
In doing makeup for HD Cameras, it is important that the skin is well prepped, making sure that it is free from excess dirt, oil, or dry and flaky skin.
Before applying your foundation, it is important that you camouflage the skin’s discolorations and other imperfections by using highly pigmented corrective colors such as green, mauve, yellow, salmon, to name a few. Mixing these colors into your concealer and by applying your mixture on problem areas with light and thin applications with a small, soft brush like a pointed eyeliner brush, it can help you already achieve a flawless finish even before applying foundation.
In choosing your foundation, make sure that it blends well on the skin–not the ones that sit on top of the skin. Mix different shades if you have to in order to achieve your model’s skin color that matches the color of the parts of the body that will be exposed to the camera such as neck and arms. The camouflaging part has already given the skin a flawless finish so you only need to use very little amount of foundation in thin application. You can use foundation to do highlight and shading as well to give the face a more natural-looking dimension. Pay more attention to the areas of the face that need to be highlighted and shaded. This way, you are giving proportions to the face. You can finish with a finely milled translucent loose powder to seal and give the skin a smoother, natural finish.
In HD cameras, eyebrows have to be well defined but soft. Eye makeup has to accentuate the eyes. Choose appropriate colors, apply, and blend well on strategic places to give eyes symmetry and look appropriate to the face in terms of size and shape. Blush has to look soft and must be blended well in gradual amount because HD cameras highly intensify colors. You have to keep in mind that any excess amount of makeup or poorly blended colors can be very obvious in HD cameras.
Corrective makeup is important for HD cameras. As makeup artists, you have to be prepared when you work with one especially when they shoot in different angles and distance. The goal is not just a beautiful finish. You also have to achieve a flawless, symmetrical, and a well-dimensioned face without looking too heavy on the screen.