I, like most professional photographers, have long since become frustrated with the very much in vogue "Spakfilla and Slime" school of makeup, much favoured for cheap weddings and ancient starlets of daytime soap operas, and which has now insinuated into seemingly every photograph involving a female, even those who possess flawless teenage, or even infant skin. Spawned and encouraged by poor and incestuous training, and far too many Mickey Mouse makeup courses taught by people who have more invested in shifting and promoting certain products, rather than any understanding of the needs, and re4quired subtleties of photographic makeup , self styled makeup "artists", are now making good discerning photography based on sensitive lighting and nuances of exposure almost impossible. However I have been lucky enough to find one makeup artist who not only understands the requirements of good photographic and video makeup, but also follows a brief and directions quickly, accurately and with confidence, as well as bringing her own flair and creativity to a shoot. Quiet and unassuming (as oppossed to brashness and arrogance of too many "creatives" in the industry at present), Jasmine Petrou is a delightful gem to work with, and comes highly recommended by myself, and all the models who have had the pleasure of working with her. Jasmine is a properly and fully trained expert in all kinds of makeup from straight and subtle accent and enhancement, to formal and wedding makeup, and is planning to eventually specialise in television and film effects makeup, at which she is already adept. And she will even make Zombie and Candy Skull shoots (sigh...groan) look a cut above the ordinary. If you are serious about good photography, give Jasmine Petrou a call about your makeup needs with confidence.