January 18, 2016
1. Smart casual is okayIf your work allows you to dress up in smart casual attire, then don’t pull out your formal attire just for the corporate shoot, as the look and feel of the photos may illustrate a distinct difference between the real nature of your business versus the façade created for the photo shoot.
2. Little or no make up is okayAs mentioned in previous article about being on point for photo shoots, if makeup is not part of your life, then don’t force it onto your corporate shoot. An article in 2014 talked about how successful people have a uniform because they simply don’t have enough time to decide what to wear and whether their eyeliner is too thick. Here’s a quote from Obama：
‘You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits’ ‘I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.’He also mentioned how research has shown that the simple act of making decisions degrades one’s ability to make further decisions. Truth is, if makeup isn’t your ballgame, dolling yourself up for the corporate shoot might instead have a backfire effect. One option which you may consider is, to ask reliable friends/family members who knows you well enough to do some light/natural makeup for you. My advice on top of that is to have a quick discussion with your makeup pal and know the things that will go onto your face.