Can we set up a makeover studio?

Last Sunday evening, my brother Nazry and I went to IMM for dinner when we passed by a wedding booth. They were promoting their studio. Bro stopped a while to look at the photos so I looked too.

That was when the owner came up and asked us, “Are you thinking about getting married?” I replied, “we need to think about that first …”

He asked again, “How long have you two known each other?” And bro replied, “We’ve known each other for a long long time ..”

The owner continued asking, “You’ve known each other for such a long time and you’re still thinking about getting married!”

This is what a couple looks like?!

I was amused as bro and I looked very similar. How could we possibly look like a couple? I didnt know what to reply, so I just smiled abashedly and continued to play along and asked him about the bridal packages.

It seemed quite attractive though. For an outdoor shoot with make-up and 2 choice of outfits with a 20 picture album comes up to about $1k. They even do overseas shots, complete with hotel lodgings for about $3k.

Is it worth it?

But personally for me, having taken studio shots of other people during my photography classes, sometimes I feel that some makeover studiots can be a rip off.

Juli and me wanted to set up a makeover business together for a long time now. We spent some time to hone our skills. Juli took professional make-up courses in Cosmoprof while I dabbled in photography.

In October 2005, together with our friend Geri, Juli and I decided to have a makeover session at coverlooks to see how it actually works in a studio.

Picture of rinaz in coverlooks studio

I guess the experience was alright.

But to be honest, we were not too impressed about the whole deal. With no egoism intended, we both knew that we could do better.

Here are some shots during our practise sessions:

Celest makeover with rinaz and juli

Fuzzy makeover with rinaz and juli

Fuzzy's friend makeover with rinaz and juli

Juli’s makeup is definitely more expressive. We are both passionate about doing makeovers.

But I guess the factors that are holding us back is the cost of actually setting up a studio, the equipment and time constraints.

It would really wonderful when it takes off. We can do it, bit by bit. Baby steps.

14 Replies to “Can we set up a makeover studio?”

  1. This could be a good business venture if you know what you are doing. It is indeed mahal seh with that prices. Not that i know la, not married yet, haha. 20 pic = $1K!! … boleh beli two 2nd hand scooters! hehe

  2. Wati

    Thanks! Hahaha! But its all just make up and lighting πŸ˜› Take that away, I’ll be more of the first picture πŸ™‚


    Thats why I think its a rip off. Actually I’m hoping for friends whom can do photography do the pictures instead because I think wedding expenditures are insanely expensive.

    1k cant really buy two scooters, Sha. Maybe one, but not two … Tell me where you can buy them, I wanna know too πŸ˜›


    Wow, hi Lysa! Thanks for linking me up πŸ™‚


    With all the food pictures in your blog, I’m pretty sure you’ll be interested in a food business. Buat lah macam restoran makanan barat amiran. Mana dia pergi eh? Dah lama tak dengar khabar berita.

    Nana Jr


  3. when i was in beauty line, my dream was to set up a makeover studio which include many other services which i confidently know it will attract a huge crowd. want to know what is it??? πŸ™‚

  4. And if you need some photos to be on the pamphlet or something, you can use me! πŸ˜€

    Hehe, tak tau malu la. Like adik, like kakak. πŸ˜€

  5. DK

    Chio bu? No lah … Its just make up and lighting! πŸ˜›


    Yes! Yes! I’d love to know what it is!!! πŸ˜€ Are you still in this line? How did you start and how did you go about initial costs?

  6. Eh-eh, why ‘heleh’ me? I’m a model who’s prices are terribly cheaper than all those loser but expensive models in Singapore!

    I’m only 10% of what they charge!

    But on account that we’re blood siblings, I’ll give you a offer. FOC!

    Can laaaa!

  7. Yays! Sayaaaang. πŸ˜€

    Oh yeah. I agree that Kak Juli’s make-up skills are better than that of the one in which you were the model.

    The make-up in which your artist used wasn’t close a tone with your skin’s, and it wasn’t even blended properly.

    Good work on the nose bridge powder, though. Or is true, that you have a better nose bridge than ayah? :O

    The blusher … doesn’t look like after you exercised. πŸ˜›

    BUT! If the picture was there on it’s own, without the body shot and such, just the face, I’d say that you are jambu-er than …



    Syiok sendiri la. Chill.

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