Friday, August 16, 2013

Building an On-Camera Makeup Kit

So today at work (I work for a film production company in the bay area) I was assigned the best task ever. Re-build our on camera makeup kit. I was handed an old red tool box filled with ancient makeup, and it is my job to renew it and make it more streamlined, while being more versatile at the same time.
We mostly do filming and production for Tech videos, conferences, etc. Nothing too exciting, so there is really no need for fun things like eye-shadows, eye-liners, glitter, so on and so on. Our goal is to make people look like they have perfect skin and hair.

This is was our makeup kit before. The powder compacts are ancient, a complimentary hotel lotion, and hair spray from God knows when. 

As you can see, they were kind of all over the place in the skin tone department. Most of the kit was made up of trying to find the right type of pale, and most of these compacts were too old and solid to get much use out of.

So off to CVS I went! Because what we do is so small scale, we didn't need any overly expensive make-up. I got a variety of compact powders to help fill out the remaining usable compacts we had left over. We now have a variety of concealers (we only had a single pale one before), much better hair spray, bronzer for both light and dark skin, clear mascara for eye-brow fly-aways, blush, an eye-brow pencil, and what I think is most important for on-camera action: Oil Absorbing Sheets. Lights get really hot and that will certainly create shine we don't want.

So there you have it! My little adventure in practical on-camera make-up. I can't wait to put this to use!

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