When I began researching cosmetic swatches, I realised that there wasn’t enough material out there on the big web, to guide me through it. I had to experiment and figure out my own way to swatch creation. Hence, I thought this would be a great topic to create a class on. I’ve already experimented with techniques and figured out what works the best so you don’t have to.
A good lipstick smear is both- intriguing and satisfying. Creating swatches is an art that is actually a lot easier and FUN than it appears to be. This class is about simplifying that art.
I have tried to keep this class as simple as possible to enable even beginner stylists to pick this skill of swatch creation.
This class has been organised in the sequence of steps that I follow during swatch photography. This class is a step by step guide for learning about –
The material required for swatch creation
Setting up the space for swatch creation and photography
Simple techniques used in creation of smears as seen in popular cosmetics brands like Este’ Lauder, Urban Decay, Net-a-Porter etc.
How to create grouped swatches
Which lighting to use for swatch photography
How to photograph lipsticks
How to composite the photographed lipstick and smears together in photoshop
So let’s get started!