Natural, ethical make-up tips for your photography shoot

Today on the blog I talk to Sydney husky mum, dog trainer and hair and make up artist Stefanie Gibbons from @justthisface. I met Stefanie when she and her partner came in with their FOUR huskies for a Love Tails family photo shoot and noticed her lovely, natural make-up and we got chatting.

I thought it would be great to share, so Stefanie talks to us today about choosing ethical make-up and how to apply it, especially for photography.

Self-care is self-kind and it’s not selfish to want to look your best. We are in a time of uncertainty and we deserve to look and feel how our dogs see us - as the most beautiful person in their world, says Stefanie.

You don't have to compromise your ethics to achieve a lovely, natural look for your portraits. Using high quality products to emphasise your favourite features, will work to create a treasured portrait you'll love to share. 

What is ethical makeup? I would define it as makeup produced without animal products, animal cruelty or exploitation. 

Using a flat matte powder can work against you in photographs, so look for a finishing powder with just a hint of luminescence to give skin a lively texture. 

Lip gloss can have the opposite effect by dispersing light and reducing definition. Try a satin finish lipstick close to your own lip colour for the most flattering effect. 

How do we find these products? There are several things to look for first: cruelty-free certification (products are not tested on animals).