Hi ladies, I bring to you something I discovered of recent
about Makeup and Photoshop.
A lady used a fine picture of herself as display picture on
blackberry messenger, her makeup was on point and I just felt the lady is very
beautiful and all, then a few days after, she used the same picture as display but
this time ‘Photoshoped’, my God, she looked like a bit funny and artificial. My question was; why did she have to do the editing? She looked very good without the Photoshop.
Then a few days after that I had to do a bride, my lovely
Omolade at Ido Ekiti. Well I took my own ‘pre-pro’ camera along hoping to take
lovely pictures. Omolade had facials a few days to her wedding and was still
reacting to it, so her face was rough with spots all around,( It’s advisable to
have your facials a 4-3 weeks before your wedding, so that the reaction would have
been over before your d-day). When she was complaining, I told her not to worry,
we’d conceal them all. So we got the Makeup done and gratefully her face was
smoother. I took my own pictures and here they are:
Omolade's face before the Makeup
And her face, after the Makeup (with my 'Pre-pro' camera). Lol! Do you see the spots are no longer there?
I ‘palled up’ with the official photographer and he gave me the
edited pictures from his camera and they were soooo lovely, I like pictures that are
not too edited, they help to show the creativity of my work clearly, as opposed to the
And these are the edited ones from the official photographer.
So I thought to myself that is it Makeup that helps
Photoshop or it’s Photoshop that helps Makeup?
I feel to a large extent, Makeup helps Photoshop, because
imagine if I didn’t have to conceal Omolade’s face, the photographer will have
a lot of work to do trying to edit the picture, so what it means is that
Photoshop starts where Makeup stops. It goes without saying that Photoshop is
very useful for makeup to look a lot presentable.
My conclusion is that both should not be done in extreme. Makeup
should be done moderately with the power of the most important rule of blending
put to use as well as Photoshop should also be done with moderacy, so that the
client does not look too artificial.
Do you agree with me? If not, let’s hear it…..