Sun protection. Not only for yourself but also for the models!
Being a makeup artist is not only applying makeup, it’s also taking care of the skin of your clients and models.
With bridal season and outdoor shootings on full speed, I think it’s about time to talk sun protection. We had some extremely hot and sunny days, and hopefully we’ll get some more of those, so let me show you my favourite products in the sun.
My all time favourite is the Sun Sport Water & Sweat Ressistance SPF 30 – 26 Euros- sun protection from Lancaster. I’ve discovered this sun protection about two years ago when it was sent to me by the PR company -thank you Greet!- and I get a new tube every year. It has a completely matte finish which is perfect on hot summer days and shoots in the water. I’m not sure but I think this satin feel gel contains silicones, which makes it a great primer too! Also perfect for brides as this product doesn’t flasback on camera.
Nivea Shine Control -12.99 Euros- is another sun protecting cream for the face with an SPF 30. The formula is non greasy, non-sticky and lightweight. A cheaper alternative for the Lancaster one.
It the model doesn’t need to be super matte and she needs a stronger protection I can recommend Filorga UV-Bronze Mist SPF 50 -26.91 Euros. I use it myself and I love the fact that it’s a mist, a few sprays on my face, a quick dry and I’m ready to enjoy the sun. Perfect on location. This sun protecting mist has an ultra-light and invisible texture and is water resistant.
Dior Bronze Beautifying Protective Milky Mist Sublime Glow SPF 30 -34.90 Euros- is a combo product, it can be used face and body. It gives the skin a sustainable sublime glow that is more intense, natural and longer lasting with every day and is water resistant. Again, this is a mist which I find really handy.
A different kind of product is Guerlain Terracotta Jolies Jambes, -62 Euros- perfect for those models or clients who don’t have bronzed legs (yet). It’s a tinted cream with an immediate blurring and bronzed effect, as if you’re wearing invisible stockings! Its formula is guaranteed not to transfer, and stays in place throughout the day. You can easily wash it of with water and soap.
Lancaster Sun 365 BB Body Cream -27.40 Euros- is another combo product for face and body. This product provides an instant sun-kissed glow & body protection, without a self-tan and contains an SPF 15.
If I have to work in full sun and my model van have a nice shine on her/his body I like to use the Filorga UV Bronze Body SPF30 Anti-Ageing Tan Accelerating Sun Oil -27.90 Euros. Filorga is know for being a leader when it comes to anti-ageing products and therefore I also like to use this sun protecting oil myself.
A super high protecting and ideal if you have to work with sporters or on a very active outdoor shoot or beach shoot is the Lancaster Sun Sport Cooling Invisible Mist Wet Skin Application -36.10 Euros. This fast-dry, new generation water & sweat resistant mist can be applied even on wet skin and leaves no traces after spreading. In fact, it provides an instant cooling and fresh sensation.
Kruidvat Solait hair protection spray –3.89 Euros– protects natural and coloured hair against discolouration and dry-ness due to bright sunlight. Of course you have to be careful and not go spraying around, it all depends on the hairdo whether you can use this products or not! For a wetlook it’s perfect.
After a wedding day or a sunny shoot the skin deserves some extra TLC. Since this year I have the Kruidvat Solait Aftersun Facial Treatment- 5.99 Euros- in my kit, as this serum comes in ampules which I find really practical. You can use the serum on the face, neck and cleavage to restore the moisture balance. The serum contains aloë vera which is known for its calming properties.
Pictures by Pauline Leclerc