How to Prep Skin for a MakeUp Application


  • Face Cleanser
  • MakeUp Remover and Cotton Pads
  • Face Wipes
  • Moisturiser, eye cream and serum


  • Clean Skin with either a facial cleanser and warm water or a face wipe, make sure all makeup and soap is completely removed.
  • Remove eye makeup with a lint free soft cotton pad and eye makeup remover
  • Apply toner or witch hazel all over face, except eye area, with a cotton pad if face wash is not ph balanced.
  • Apply skin serum, and/or face moisturiser. Make sure all skincare is absorbed and not "greasy"
  • Apply Foundation Primer all over face, excluding the eye area, unless foundation has a primer "built in"
  • AVOID products with an SPF as Sunscreen is a chemical or physical barrier that is reflective in photoflashes or umbrella lighting and can cause the face to photograph lighter.




Genn Shaughnessy

MUAH MakeUp And Hair , 1811 Western Ave , Albany, NY 12203

Genn Shaughnessy is a Commercial MakeUp Artist, Licensed Hair Stylist and Beauty Expert in Albany, NY who provides camera ready makeup and hair styling services for HD, TV, Photo and Film. 

Genn’s ability to produce various types of MakeUp Artistry and Hair Styling for HDTV, Photo and mixed media demonstrates her amazing eye for detail and her ability to think outside the lines of conventional thinking. Genn's vast knowledge of cosmetics & beauty tools shines in writing and producing beauty segments, blog posts and educational tutorials.

Genn Shaughnessy has numerous film, print and web  credits to her name that include FOX, People Magazine, Teen People Magazine American Idols Live and Trading Spaces. She combines tremendous talent and make-up savvy with a plethora of experience and the ability to deliver uncompromising quality of work to every professional work setting.

Genn has trained under various accredited Directors and Department Heads and can boast working with celebrity clients such as; Ron Perlman, Judy Greer, Michael Shannon, Thomas Lennon, Christina Hendricks, Michael Torpey, Carrie Underwood, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia "Lecy" Goranson, Julianne Nicholson, David Cassidy, NY Giants Brandon Jacobs, and even former New York State Governor Elliot Spitzer.

Genn is also available for public speaking engagements, corporate training & seminars and private or industry staff makeup lessons.