All things beauty and then some. Andrea Claire [as seen on Stylin' Gypsies and So Chic] hair & make up artist/freelance beauty writer dips her fingers into the latest trends and brings you the coveted best and how-tos.
In the mag: a button nose makeup tip says that I say to 'use Espresso by MAC on the sides of the nose to make it more prominent'. OOPSY! I didn't say this and you would never use Espresso on the nose; if you did you would have 2 dark lines. I said 'bronzer or foundation 1-2 shades darker than your skin will have a slimming/shaping effect when applied to the sides of the nose and then finish with a highlight on the bridge of the nose.'
One of our models changed her makeup ever-so-slightly. *SIGH. She added more mascara and black liner which made her lashes look clumpy and the black liner changed the look adding a smokiness and not just the pop colour that I was going for. I understand that if you are a 'real person' sometimes a makeup artist may do something out of your comfort zone; however, if you are a model it's your job to wear it. We aren't ogres. Well, maybe some are, but I'm not! Simply ask your makeup artist if she could do anything for your comfort zone - you see, if you change it you are messing with an artist's work and if it goes to print then you both look bad. I keep kicking myself for that slipping under my radar.
This red is the Givenchy Rouge lip pencil that I used on Chica in the montage above. The texture is very moist and it wears very well. I was amazed that it lasted all day on me without bleeding, not cheap though. $32 SGD
Hair, Makeup & Nails: Andrea Claire using MAC Cosmetics and OPI Nail Colour (or color, depending on where you are reading from)
Photography: Ellen Lim
One of many hair looks for the shoot.
Hair was back-brushed [models LOVE that. No. Not really. Job hazard]. The top section was braided and secured at the crown and the bottom section was rolled into my hand to create a seam; I pinned at the seam.
Norah assisted me [and beared the walk up and down the treacherous stairs behind Plaza Singapura to get me Starbucks... twice] She was more than a 'cappuccino fetcher'. Norah had the pleasure of holding tissue over our models' faces while I cut the wigs... jealous you weren't assisting me? I kid. She was a HUGE help - the meaningless in the aforementioned is purely self-serving and I appreciate a wicked up & coming artist being on set with me - she learns and I get the extra hands I wasn't born with!
We used two wigs on our ladies that I cut on the day. Synthetic wigs are a nuisance for models; not breathable and scratchy - but looks fab!
WIG TIP: If you are working with synthetic hair, use a steamer to help style the hair (just not while it's on the model's head). If you need to cut the hair on the model - make sure their hair is safely tucked into a hairnet! (we had no hair mishap on our set)
This is the Winter 2010/11 issue - should be on the stands soon!
Gorgeous skin and hair - I'm sure she's days from booking a Pantene ad! [Pantene, are ya listening?]
Me on the other-hand was having an off day due to a fruit enzyme peel I did at home. BEAUTY FAIL. *tear* I did my best to shy from the camera today but when my sister surprised me on set, I just had to show you how much we look alike!