Orlando is not one of those big cities where you can get anything, anywhere, at anytime. To be a successful model in Orlando, you must be prepared. Not all makeup artists have a plethora of foundation and concealer colors to match every single skin tone. Most Orlando makeup artists tend to keep their bags light. Below are a few items to keep in your model and makeup bags.
- primer (face and eye)
- false eyelashes
- bobby pins, hair pins (both)
- hairspray, gel, mousse
- hairbrush, comb
- lip conditioner
- Ponds cold cream (this is an amazing product that removes makeup and leaves the face soft and hydrated)
- towel, washcloth, tissues, cotton swabs
- notepad, pen
- comp cards, business cards, resume
- props / accessories (hair accessories, jewelry, flowers, anything that can enhance the theme of the shoot)
Being prepared with the above items will leave a lasting impression on industry professionals that will make you look good. For more helpful information, please visit the Meme Physis information network and artist collaborative.
Photographers can reuse their equipment. Models can reuse their faces, bodies, and clothes. Makeup artist and hair stylists cannot reuse their materials. All roles are vital to creating great photographic works of art. The purpose of a Time for Trade shoot is for everyone to get something from the exchange of services without spending much money. If you are a model and you do not have a makeup artist or hair stylist, you would need certain things for yourself anyway. It is not unreasonable for an artist or stylist to ask you to bring any of the above. Additionally, after the shoot, you are likely leaving with those items anyway (e.g. hair pins, bobby pins, hair accessories, etc.), so it is not fair that the artist or stylist would have to incur a lot more expense than you.