That’s ok, I’m an expert and I hear this all the time. Sometimes that means a client will book me! I’m happy to doll them up for a special occasion. But let’s be honest, it’d be nice to be able to do it yourself. You have the product, so why doesn’t it work like it does on Instagram? The real answer: you’re not using enough.
Also, everyone is unique! A look is almost impossible to replicate exactly person-to-person.
Most people understand that you would need MORE makeup for theatre or dance but don’t realize that the camera works the same way.
You have perfect skin? So why do you need full coverage foundation? Well you don’t… but it photographs evenly and allows the rest of your makeup to sit evenly on top of it. So do you need it? Maybe not… but each step has a purpose. So here’s my professional recommendation: