Originally Posted by Kaizan C. Caleon
No worries here, you will get the hang of make ups once you get to see more. I see makeups everyday because my wife apply some daily. LOL. If the model is "Morena", try not to have her lighten her face too much by using too much foundation and too off her skin tone to make her look Fair, because close ups will show that it is fake. Makeup is used to bring out or enhance what is already beautiful, what make up can not do we can do so with Photoshop. Before there was a make up made for local cinema called and manufactured by Cinema Secrets, but I am not sure if it is still available however there are ones that made by Revlon called "Photo Ready". Haven't had my wife test that one yet.
Generally any makeup will do, just use them sparingly but evenly. If you will do themed shoots like the one you just had and posted here, the gloss on the lips will look odd, because there was no makeup back the days of Christ if you were depicting "Madonna" and gloss on the lips will ruin the illusion. If it was say Circa 1900s- 1950s, then scarlet red lipstick would be appropriate somehow because it was already available by that time. And even if there wasn't, who would care since pictures then were Black & White and/or Sepia.
The contact lens also would have been better without, wouldn't it be great to see her true eye shade? She is beautiful, there could be some imperfections but that is what makes her unique. Don't have her stare at the lens, have her look at the lens. Smile with the eyes. Photography wise it is good. This is to jump start your modelling, look for Marie DuPrie's videos on the internet, this will be very helpful.