I’ve been a makeup artist for almost 10 years now, a mini-milestone for me.

In that time, I’ve worked on many test shoots, with different themes. I love test shoots. My problem is that I’m greedy. I want to maximise my time in the studio, or on set to make sure that I get the most out of it.

On an average 3-4 hour studio shoot, I’ll squeeze out 4 or 5 looks on one model, assuming I’m shooting them as well.

The most I did was a 9 different hair AND makeup looks, on a 6-hour shoot.

How the bloody heck did I do that? Good planning.

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