One of my favorite things about the work I do as a makeup artist is getting to be on location for high fashion and editorial photoshoots.
And when “on location” is so close to home, it’s even better.
Today I’m sharing all the details about a shoot I provided make up for in a local city that I absolutely love, Red Bank.
It’s a welcoming, cozy town away from the hustle and hype of the traditional Jersey Shore. Tucked away beside a river it’s a family-friendly place with an elevated vibe that attracts investors, shoppers, foodies, and creatives alike.
Far from being a sleepy hideaway, Red Bank is a Monmouth County must-visit because it’s vibrant streets are full of one-of-a-kind restaurants and up stores you can’t help but peek your head into.
Photographers, creative directors, fashion designers, stylists, and others from outside of the Jersey Shore bubble are just now beginning to take notice of the buildings as perfect backdrops for shoots with a classic, alluring, and vintage feel. But thankfully I’ve been asked to offer my makeup expertise here for years and know the area so well I often suggest places for others to shoot if this is their first time doing so.
And because it’s so close to Sea Bright, Rumson, and even Asbury Park, New Jersey, you can get to your other favorite places without much effort.
So, yes. It’s a pretty amazing place for a photo shoot and I’m always excited to provide makeup to those creative experiences whenever I can.
Now, let’s see what a Red Bank Photoshoot can really look like!
Makeup For Red Bank Photoshoots
My recent shoot with Ella Clark and wardrobe stylist Leigh Grahill was unforgettable!
We shot between Peters Place and Broad Street in beautiful Red Bank, New Jersey.
From Cafe Loret and Alfonso’s Pastry Shop to Tempo Restaurant and Double Take Consignment, the area is full of local gems waiting to be discovered and the area was the perfect backdrop for an elevated fashion shoot.
The Vision, The Makeup, and The Photoshoot
For this on-location shoot, I worked with Leigh Grahill and Louise Santore to create something truly stunning.
My makeup vision was to provide balance and contrast at the same time. So, the eye shadows (Morphe 35V Eyeshadow Palette and Mac Cosmetics Embark Eyeshadow, paired with Mac Cosmetics Swiss Chocolate Eyeshadow and Mac Cosmetics Texture Eyeshadow) complement the wardrobe in subtle but unmistakable ways. The look is powerful but not overwhelming because I selected neutral shades to fuse with complimentary brighter colors making combinations like brown and navy feel familiar and yet still exciting to the viewer.
All of those aesthetic approaches lent themselves to highlighting the colorful wardrobe and accessories as well as the richness of the location that provided our shoot’s backdrop.
My Makeup Tools For This High-End Photoshoot
As with all of my on-location editorial or fashion photoshoots, I was careful to select products that are camera-friendly. For example, for this shoot, I chose a high definition foundation (Dior Airflash Airbrush Foundation with Tarte Cosmetics Concealer) and went with a high-impact lip (Using Laura Mercier Plumberry Lip Liner and Laura Mercier Lipstick Embrace)so I can create flawless-looking skin without any back flash showing up in the final images.
The images themselves speak to how my work amplified the photographer and wardrobe stylist’s visions.
For example, wardrobe stylist Leigh Grahill let me know they were hoping “To achieve neoteric, no fuss femininity and glamour.” because shooting with Ella could “Prove that style can be effortless and youthful!” And I believe we did exactly that.
Want To Create Something All Your Own?
If you’re looking for an editorial and fashion makeup artist for your next on-location shoot, we should certainly connect.
To schedule your makeup session or share your vision to see how we can collaborate click here to contact me.