At the end of April, I offered a "deep discount" on my makeup services for headshots. Definition of deep discount: gratis, free, complimentary, no $$$! In exchange I would like high resolution images of the photo shoot for my portfolio, preferably on disc, or a site from which they can be effectively downloaded.
More than just a makeup application: Consultation - We meet to discuss your expectations, previous headshots (bring to meeting), the "type" you want to convey, your current makeup collection (bring to meeting), and we determine the missing pieces of your collection to create the perfect look for auditions, every day and the photo shoot, of course. After our meeting, we proceed to the makeup department of a cosmetic store of your choice to find the best products for you, testing shades and discovering shadows at the various counters. Guys, you are no doubt thinking that this is more than you need, and I agree, but we can meet so I am certain to have the most appropriate concealer and powder for your skin tone.
Photo shoot - I apply as we agree in our meeting. I start with a subtle makeup application, progress to full glamour, and stay with you through the shoot (if the photographer is amenable), to insure that you are matte or shiny where appropriate. I am also good at catching fly-away hair, spinach in your teeth, crumpled collars and unattractive wrinkles in your clothes, if you need a stylists eye.
I usually ask $25 per hour, so the savings is significant ($200 +/-), especially if you choose to meet and consult at length and invite me to stay in studio through the shoot for touch ups and makeup changes.