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HOW TO SET UP A HOME MAKEUP STUDIO

HOW TO SET UP A HOME MAKEUP STUDIO


Today on Glossible I am doing 2 things. I am going to show you this super BAD ASS lighting set up that me and my friend Vivian Baker set up...AND we are going to invite you to our pajama party.

Back in December Vivian came and stayed at my house for a few days and we had so much fun. We call this #pajamaparty. We're not too old, right?

Living in Chicago, lighting has ALWAYS been a challenge for me. Hell, let's be honest, lighting has ALWAYS been a challenge for makeup artists. Until now.


THE STORY OF THE MAKEUP LIGHT


If you don't know abou this light, see my post "The Makeup Light Vs. Glamcor". 

Why do I love this light?  Because of the genuine integrity of the light and its beginnings. It's Vivian's love and passion.

Vivian has always been a seeker of the light and has always credited it as the tool to doing her best work...(and if you have ever watched her paint any of her famous A-listers, you would see that divine light itself flows from her hands as she paints). The other beautiful factor is that her sweet husband Michael made it for her for her movie trailers.... and now she is sharing it with the world. It's the real respect for what we do as artists and not only is the light itself amazing, the story behind it is even more sweet. Don't you think? 

Poor light, no space and no real actual place to work. I get questions all the time too on how to do lighting for Youtube tutorial videos. And guess what? Vivian and I decided this post was for you.


HOW TO SET UP YOUR MAKEUP LIGHT STUDIO

WHAT YOU NEED


A TABLE

A TABLE

THe makeup light portable vanity

THe makeup light portable vanity


STEP 1.

Find a sturdy table and set up your Makeup Light Vanity on some really sexy books. Presentation is everything! 

Lay out all your supplies.


How to Set up A Home Makeup Studio
GET YOUR CORDS READY. 

GET YOUR CORDS READY. 

Step 2.

Put on your gooseneck on the back of your light. (Did you know you can also use the light just like this as well?)


THE GOOSENECK iS ALSO GREAT FOR USING JUST BY ITSELF

THE GOOSENECK iS ALSO GREAT FOR USING JUST BY ITSELF


STEP 3:

Using your Makeup Light Key Light Master Kit, clamp the "Stand Clamp Mount" to the back of the vanity doors making sure all is secure....


SCREW HIM IN REAL GOOD NOW.......

SCREW HIM IN REAL GOOD NOW.......


STEP 4: 

Make sure you fit the hole of the "Stand Clamp Mount" on the back of the door to give it extra support.


Fit the hole right on the back edge of the Portable Vanity for extra support

Fit the hole right on the back edge of the Portable Vanity for extra support

DID YOU KNOW? The key light power strip is marked with red and labeled so you always know which one goes with the right light.

DID YOU KNOW? The key light power strip is marked with red and labeled so you always know which one goes with the right light.


STEP 5:

Attach the gooseneck with the light panel to the "Stand Clamp Mount" and adjust as needed. Repeat on the other side...


Clamp your Goose neck to the Stand Clamp Mount

Clamp your Goose neck to the Stand Clamp Mount

THE GOOSE NECK ALLOWS YOU TO ADJUST TO FIT YOUR NEEDS

THE GOOSE NECK ALLOWS YOU TO ADJUST TO FIT YOUR NEEDS


STEP 6:

Then your set-up will look like this! Plug it all in and you're ready for your pajama party, uh, I mean clients...


We like to use the white paper towels to keep the color nice, white & crisp so there is no overbleed of color on the skin.

We like to use the white paper towels to keep the color nice, white & crisp so there is no overbleed of color on the skin.


STEP 7: 

We like to use the white paper towels to keep the color nice, white & crisp so there is no overbleed of color on the skin.


Set up your products like little ducks in a row....

Set up your products like little ducks in a row....

THE FINISHED SET UP!


YOUR GORGEOUS SET UP! Don't Lie. You're kind of DROOLING right now...

YOUR GORGEOUS SET UP! Don't Lie. You're kind of DROOLING right now...


BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!


Want great light for Youtube videos? This lighting set up will make even Youtube sensation Lisa Eldridge jealous...just stick your iPhone or ipad with commando tape to the mirror and you're ready to start your own beauty Vlog...You're welcome.

Using commando tape, just stick it to the mirror on the Makeup LIght Vanity and INSTANT YOUTUBE SUCCESS! :P

Using commando tape, just stick it to the mirror on the Makeup LIght Vanity and INSTANT YOUTUBE SUCCESS! :P


BEHIND THE SCENES:

LET THE PAJAMA PARTY BEGIN...


AN EMMY AWARD WINNNG MAKEUP ARTIST DOES MY FACE? #LUCKY!!

AN EMMY AWARD WINNNG MAKEUP ARTIST DOES MY FACE? #LUCKY!!

LOOK HOW PRETTY THE LIGHT IS. #nofilter

LOOK HOW PRETTY THE LIGHT IS. #nofilter

BUST OUT VIVIAN'S FANCY GOGGLES...I CALL THIS #CHANNELLINGVIVIAN

BUST OUT VIVIAN'S FANCY GOGGLES...I CALL THIS #CHANNELLINGVIVIAN

I THEN GET TO DO HERS...I WON'T LIE. I WAS NERVOUS!!!! I think she is such a classic beauty. Inside and out.

I THEN GET TO DO HERS...I WON'T LIE. I WAS NERVOUS!!!! I think she is such a classic beauty. Inside and out.

when we were done, i took iphone photos. I love her laughing. The light is beautiful for iphone photos..

when we were done, i took iphone photos. I love her laughing. The light is beautiful for iphone photos..

THEN THE #pajamaparty was all over and we had to go to bed. :(

THEN THE #pajamaparty was all over and we had to go to bed. :(

I hope you loved this How to Tutorial on "How To Set Up A Home Makeup Studio."

What did you think of this set up? Leave a comment below! We would love to hear your thoughts!

xo,
Sonia & Vivian

PAINFULLY PRETTY. IS BEING A BEAUTY PRO MAKING YOU SICK?

PAINFULLY PRETTY. IS BEING A BEAUTY PRO MAKING YOU SICK?

OWNING A MAKEUP STUDIO. IS IT WORTH IT?

OWNING A MAKEUP STUDIO. IS IT WORTH IT?

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