Essential beauty video equipment and software.
Learn how to show off your makeup, hair, or fashion skills by creating outstanding beauty videos that even the most stylish viewers will love.
Low-quality videos can make even the best style seem lacking. Use the right equipment and editing software to ensure your beauty videos stand out.
Must-have beauty video equipment.
To make the best beauty videos, you should start with the right equipment. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Camera with flip-out screen — Obviously you’ll need a camera, but not just any camera will do. Since you’ll probably be shooting yourself, choose a flip-out screen camera that will let you see your shot without having to be behind the camera.
- Ring light — Beauty videos are all about good lighting. A ring light will give you an even glow that’s like sunlight. Plus, it’ll give you that cool reflective circle in your eyes, which only makes you look better.
- Shotgun mic — Your camera’s built-in microphone isn’t enough for your viewers to hear everything you have to say. Get a camera-mounted shotgun mic to give your voice clarity.
- Tripod — You can’t hold the camera and film yourself. You’ll need a tripod to hold your camera, so you can apply makeup or do your hair with both hands.
Make sure the area is well lit and that you speak loudly and clearly. You can always turn down the volume in editing; it’s not as easy to turn it up when there’s nothing there.
Process your beauty videos with editing software.
Even with the best equipment, it’s still a good idea to use a video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro to polish your beauty videos. You can add transitions, adjust colors, and even swap out backgrounds to create a great video that showcases your skills and/or products.