Are You Ready For Your Corporate Film Closeup?

Welcome to another Sfilms165, corporate film help in 165 seconds or less.   Let’s talk about being Hair and Makeup Ready for the Camera.

If you are getting ready to do a corporate film interview, representing your company, you will certainly want to look your best and be prepared.  If you don’t have the benefit of having a Professional Makeup Artist on set for your interview, you will want to take these tips into consideration.

Why is Makeup Necessary for the Corporate Film?

The camera and lights can sometimes wash out your skin tone.  Therefore Makeup is necessary to help you look your best, cover blemishes, take care of a shiny face, and accentuate your natural features.  In the olden days, the technology was fairly poor and the film running through the camera needed a lot of light to get a good exposure.  That’s why you see actors from the roaring twenties to almost be in white face.  Skip forward to today, and the need for makeup has certainly been reduced.  But even with the leading camera and lighting technology of today, sometimes you still need good makeup for that corporate video interview.

The makeup needs differ for the genders.  Often, men don’t need any makeup.  The most common uses are for shine spots on the head– when powder or foundation can make a huge difference.  For women, they often show up to the corporate office already wearing makeup– so it’s just being aware of the differences between street makeup and being ready for the camera.

makeup for the corporate filmSteps for Applying Makeup

  • Before applying your makeup, make sure your skin is clean and moisturized. Foundation goes on better with moisturized skin.
  • For Women – If possible, use a full coverage foundation, …remembering to blend all over, even along the chin line and below.  Don’t forget the neck as well.  You just want all of your face and neck area to have an even skin tone and color. Sometimes Men can benefit with a very light amount of foundation as well, just to even out any uneven areas, remembering to blend all over as well.
  • Using Blush will help add warmth to your face and applying contour or bronzers can help enhance your features, creating a more chiseled look.
  • Eye Shadow is used to help define your eyes…When choosing eye shadows, neutral shades are best for the camera.  Adding Mascara will frame your eyes and allows the camera to really see you.
  • For any makeup products you choose to use: It’s best to use matte shades for the camera.  Avoid using any light reflective shadows, blushers, bronzers or highlighters.  These tend to make the skin look oily or too shiny.
  • Men: Applying a lip balm on the lips will help keep your lips moist during the interview
  • And for women, lip balm also aids in the application of lip products.  You’ll want to use a matte lip liner to shape the mouth.  And finish the look with a creamy, neutral lip color.
  • And one of the most important products you will want is POWDER.  Both Men and Women will want to apply powder to keep the face from being shiny.  Even if you aren’t sweating from the lights on set, the natural oils in our skin can make you appear shiny on camera.  You’ll want to bring powder along for touch ups before and during the interview.

Don’t Forget About Your Hair

Even though it may look perfect when you leave the house, there are always those pesky fly aways that WILL REALLY BE noticed on camera.  Spray a light amount of hairspray and smooth down any fly aways with your hand.

It’s important to not overdo makeup.  You want to look as natural as possible for the corporate film.  Accentuate the features and cover any blemishes.  You’ll do great!