This blog post is provided to you by Jillian Holt.
Jillian is an amazing hair & makeup artist located in the Florida Panhandle.
To Tan or NOT to Tan
I understand that nobody wants to look pasty pale
in their professional photos, but not all spray tans are created equal. As a matter of fact, spray tans can be outright terrible, and before you know it, you’re an Oompa Loompa in Lingerie.
If you feel you must tan, do your research.
- Find a tanning specialist – Search for someone who absolutely specializes in spray tans. I generally recommend using someone who does bridal spray tans. Check their reviews and be willing to pay for the best experience. A walk-in tanning salon with a minimum wage employee is NOT your best option.
- Be realistic – You cannot hope to go from Snow White to Pocahontas without looking like a pumpkin. Instead, choose a tan that will give you a natural glow that is a couple of shades darker.
If you don’t want to spray tan, but still want to add some color:
- Highlight and Contour – When you apply your makeup, you can highlight and contour not only your face but your body as well! For boudoir photos, this usually means neck and chest.
4) Moisturize – Find a gradual tanning lotion to use in the weeks leading up to your shoot. This will help to give you some all over color. Many brands have different formulas for face and body.
If you don’t want to tan at all, invest in lingerie pieces that compliment your natural skin tone!
Jillian Holt is a makeup artist and hairstylist with 18 years of experience in the beauty industry.
Thank you Jillian for all of this amazing information!!
Important note from Jessica:
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