A Little Make-up Can Save Retouching Time

If you are into portraiture, you probably want to spend more time taking portraits than retouching your photographs in the digital darkroom. I sure do. 

Here are some of the easy-to-use, and affordable, make-up products that I use and suggest: 

Super Stay Concealer (comes in different shades): 

Lancome Color ID (comes in different shades):

SuperMatt AntiShine (comes in different shades): 

There is another reason to apply make-up: you make the sitter feel good.

By the way, for the above portrait, I did use Adobe Photoshop, too. In fact, I am super excited that this image will be in the Adobe booth at Photoshop World in Orlando, Florida, where I am teaching at the end of the month.

If you want to soften a subject's skin, check out the skin softening filters in Nik Software's Color Efex Pro and in Topaz Lab's Topaz Adjust. Click here for info.

Hey! Use make up and Photoshop, and you are on your way to a beautiful portrait.

Explore the light,

P.S. Thanks to my friend Vered Koshlano for tuning me into make-up.