3 Creative Makeup Looks You Can Try For Portrait Shots

Creative Eye Makeup Looks For Portrait Shots - Maybelline India

Imagine makeup, a work of art, collaborating with another incredible piece of art i.e. portrait shoots or photography to create a masterpiece. The very thought of it is enough to enthral a person with a keen interest in artistic creations. Creative makeup is one such field of makeup artistry that is super experimental and fun to conceptualize. You can play around with colours, finishes, and tones to create a delightful result in the end. If you are looking to do a portrait shoot at home or get a professional one, here are a few creative makeup looks and ideas that will surely tickle your fancy and help you look stunning as ever.  

Top 3 must-try creative makeup looks

Here’s a compiled list of 3 creative makeup looks that will bring out your creativity and help captivate these magical creations through portrait shots forever.  

1. Graphic eyeliner look

This creative eye makeup idea will surely add the perfect amount of edge to your look. Graphic eyeliners are a great way to experiment with bold eye looks. You can experiment with several graphic liner designs like a floating liner, open-ended liner or reverse liner. These creative eye makeup looks will elevate your ensemble and set it apart from the rest. Focusing on your eye makeup for a portrait shoot works wonders as it translates well in pictures. To create the perfect graphic liner for your creative makeup look, prep your eyes with some primer and dust it with a nude eyeshadow colour. Use a liquid liner to draw precise yet bold lines. If you are a beginner, you can opt for a sketch liner while creating a graphic liner look, as it helps you get a better grip. 

2. Dewy, Wet look

A dewy and wet makeup look creates a beautiful effect while taking portrait shots. This is a very neutral and creative makeup look that packs a solid punch. To ace the wet look, start by prepping your face with a dewy primer. This will help your face makeup look seamless and help it stay all day. Next, take your highlighter and apply it to the highest points of your face. This will give you that perfect ‘glow from within’ look. Dot foundation and concealer all over your face and blend it well. With your contour stick, sharply carve your cheekbones and jawline. This will help give you a snatched look. Apply some blush and highlighter to add a wet finish to your skin. While emulating a wet look for portrait shoots, it is best to use cream products as they blend well into your skin. Keep it simple with the rest of your makeup, and finish it with some mascara and nude lipstick

3. Stone-studded Bling look

Adding rhinestones and embellishments to your look will add an element of bling to your portrait shoot. Simply bedazzling will elevate a simple look to a creative makeup idea. With rhinestones, you can make a liner or even use it to highlight your cheekbones. Wondering how to add rhinestones to 

ace this creative makeup look? Here is what you need to do – make sure your face is completely dry. Apply glue on the stone or gem and wait for a few seconds next, with the help of tweezers (for precise application), place and gently press the gem onto your skin and it’s done. You can create a monochromatic creative makeup look and use the same hues as eyeshadow, blush, and lip colour. The colour of the rhinestone would then obviously be the same colour as your monochromatic creative makeup look.      


Creative makeup is most certainly an art, and you can become an artist by trying the makeup looks suggested above. So, the next time you are headed for a shoot let your creativity flow and create beautiful looks. If you are unsure of how the look will turn out, try the Maybelline Virtual Try-On tool that you can use to experiment with different looks virtually. This tool enables you to try various products from our wide catalogue from the comfort of our homes, so you can pick the ones you like. Similarly, the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool lets you choose the perfect foundation shade to get the base makeup right. By utilising this tool, you can find your perfect shade of foundation from the comfort of your home without spending a penny. Isn’t it amazing!