Parts modelling are a very popular type of modelling especially for the beauty products shoots. There is no such limitation to height and weight. Your eyes could be usually photographed for makeup and eye care advertisements, not only commercial advertisements but also for print campaigns, digital marketing advertisements, marketing material, medical material, and much more where the client needs beautiful, expressive eyes to help get their message across.
So if you feel that your eyes are so beautiful and unique and you have been said the same by different people too, you might have what it takes to become an eye model. But before you set your sights on this exciting career, you need to read through these helpful tips.
Eye Models Are Commercial Models
Eye models are mostly required for the commercial purpose. In addition to having great eyes, the more flexible you are the more of an asset you will be to your modelling agency and clients.
Take Care of Your Eyes
Always remember that, whenever modelling agencies are looking for an eye model, agencies and clients want a person with clear, glossy eyes without visible veins. Genetics play a part in attractive and gorgeous eyes because clients do prefer when eyes are the same shape and size, but there are also a few things you can do to ensure your eyes remain healthy and bright.
Make sure you get enough sleep every night.
Don’t ever wear your contact lenses. Eyeglasses are an eye model’s best friend!
Wear UV-protective sunglasses year round. Sun and wind can cause dryness and irritation.
Eat a healthy diet. The fresher, nutrient-rich foods you consume, the more sparkly your eyes will be.
Stay hydrated. When you fail to drink enough water, your eyes can become swollen, dry, and dull. Don’t keep the habit of consuming caffeine because it is dehydrating and is a common cause of sore and bloodshot eyes.
Avoid using smartphones and laptop/computer. Frequently staring at a smartphone or laptop/computer puts unnecessary stress on your eyes and can make them itchy and dry.
Consult your optometrist and have your eyes regularly checked by him/her to stay away from dry eyes, infections, and serious health issues at bay.
Take Care of Your Skin
Not only eyes, but you have to take care of your skin too. The skin surrounding your eyes must be taken care of. Your skin should be free of dark circles, wrinkles, cuts, bruises, bags, scars or piercing. The skin should be tight and youthful. Apart from skin, professionally groomed eyebrows will add an advantage to make the most of your eye shape.
Practice Your Expressions
An eye model should have complete control over his or her eyes, eyebrows, and face in general. They should be able to show various expressions whenever required through their eyes, such as joy, fear, sadness, etc. To refer or to get a good idea of what kinds of emotions you may be asked to convey, study ads that focus on the eyes. Then, mimic their expressions in a mirror until you’ve mastered them!
Take Clear Photos of Your Eyes and Face
Make sure that your eyes and face are clearly visible and well represented whenever you are submitting your photos to agents and scouts. A basic digital camera is usually good enough to capture the detail in your eyes.
Change your expression in different photos to show the variety of your looks. Take close-ups of your eyes and your entire face to vary your expressions. Take a few photos without makeup, a few with natural looking makeup, and a few with dramatic makeup. Please note that men should never wear makeup in their submission photos.
Get as Much Exposure as Possible
Eye modelling is a niche market, meaning it’s a very small slice of the modelling industry. It would be very easy to get into an eye modelling as a model if you can also work as a commercial or fashion model, but it’s not absolutely necessary. Whether you want to jump right into eye modelling or want to explore it while booking other modelling jobs, the key is to be seen by as many modelling agents and scouts as possible.