I'm a man. Is make-up really necessary?
In popular culture, make-up is traditionally associated with femininity (and, more specifically, the act of emphasising it). However, in the context of professional photography (as well as TV and film), make-up plays a different role. Camera lenses have a tendency to unnaturally emphasise certain facial features and the role of make-up is to pre-emptively off-set for those anomalies. In cases of both men and women, the amount of make-up we apply is minimal. And men, you can rest assured that the make-up will not be noticeable in your photographs.