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All things beauty and then some. Andrea Claire has been a hairstylist and makeup artist for 23 years now. A Canadian based in Singapore since 2007, she has appeared on Asia's Next Top Model, Yahoo Asia, Canadian Idol, So Chic and more.

New work as seen in Nylon (SG)

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By Andrea Claire · April 4, 2013 · 0 Comments ·
As seen in Nylon (Singapore)

photography: Brendan Zhang
styling: Amanda Tan
makeup: Andrea Claire using FACE LACE, Maybelline and Urban Decay [Face Lace is wicked awesome - BTS here.]
model: Dasha V / AVE

Get Dasha's colourful eyes:


Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow       $6.99 USD at Ulta (LOVE these)
 

Urban Decay Eyeshadow  $18.00 USD at Sephora


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil  $19.00 at Sephora

and little me on the Nylon contributors' page
One itty-bitty thing: I did a guest appearance on Asia's Next Top Model for TRESemme as a hairstylist not a makeup artist. Not sure why they edited my bio to read makeup artist for Asia's NTM.

New work! Thoi Gian (Vietnam)

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By Andrea Claire · February 22, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

The Dream Team were back at it again for Thoi Gian (Vietnam)
Phototgrapher: Brendan Zhang
Styling: Furqan Saini
Art Direction: Nazri Razak
Hair, makeup & nails: Andrea Claire
Model: Flavia Corrente

You may laugh at the recognition that I styled the hair on this shoot but you can't ignore hair just because a model is lying in a pool - although - yes, not a high stress hair shoot.

The nails are Deborah Lippmann Magnetic Wave in Physical Attraction available in Singapore at Luxola

We shot this last year and as I said - a little difficult to track down the PDF or hard copy of the magazine. Brendan sent me the images. Sharing is caring.
Without having the actual tears means I don't have my credits for what I used - BUT (don't cha love a big but?) I have some consistency of what I use in my work:

Skin

Dermalogica - EVERYONE in my chair gets this before we begin makeup.

Foundation

[say it with me] FACEatelier

Cheeks

NARS  The Multiple Stick in Lamu and layered with Copacabana for a highlight

Eyes

[I am 99.9% sure I had used] Tom Ford Beauty eyeshadow quad in Silvered Topaz

Lips

Urgh. Totally forget... Sorry Dudettes - I was playing more with OCC Lip Tars (available in Singapore at BellaBox) at this time so it may be a Givenchy Lipliner (LOVE them) with a Lip Tar...

See more of the story here.

New work || Solitaire (cover)

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By Andrea Claire · December 17, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Find Solitaire on Facebook.

photography: Brendan Zhang
styling: Furqan Saini
hair & makeup: Andrea Claire -sadly the magazine forgot to add in my credits. Win some/lose some - and I forgot all that I used since it was shot ages ago. For sure I used Dermalogica skincare and FACEatelier foundation... if I find my notes I will update you...

LOVE the lighting. That's Brendan for you. Talented guy.

Want hair like this? I show you how here.

New work: ELLE Singapore

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By Andrea Claire · June 16, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

You might be able to guess from the background that this was shot in Paris!

I have been asked what makeup I used on this spread (Thanks Noelle for the FB question!).

Answer:

FACE atelier! You see this brand by my name lots. Nope, not a paid spokesperson - just a little mutual love and affection.

What's dollface is wearing:

FACE:

Ultra Foundation #2 (Ivory)

Blush in Tea

EYES:

Eyeshadow in African Violet and Mauve

Black Cake Liner

Lash RX in Midnight

LIPS:

Lip liner in Sand

Lipstick in Cameo

In her hair I used Marc Anthony Hair Care Full Blowout Lotion and Pro FINISH hairspray.

If you watch the behind the seams video you will realize that it was a windy day in Paris and hairspray was a waste of time so I stopped using it at one point. I could have chosen to shellac her hair in place but I personally love movement in the hair and loading up on hair products gives the hair a helmet effect; that is not how I do hair, I prefer effortless beauty. Tres chic.


Photography by Brendan Zhang and styling / creative direction by Furqan Saini.

Click the above image for a closer look at the credits. Sadly, you can't buy ELLE Singapore online yet but there are other ELLE franchises you can find on Zinio for purchase. See more of this spread here.

VLOG: Paris Behind the Seams || ELLE Singapore

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By Andrea Claire · June 15, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

 

Behind the scenes of ELLE (Singapore) July issue in Paris. [See the spread here.]

Photography: Brendan Zhang

Styling / creative direction: Furqan Saini [bloody hell Furqan, get a website already!]

Hair & makeup: Andrea Claire or Andrea Claire using Marc Anthony Hair Care and FACE atelier cosmetics

Song in video Amen by Sarah Slean, used with permission [Thanks SS!]

[PS video and editing mad skillz are mine.]

New Work || Veux Magazine

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By Andrea Claire · June 11, 2012 · 0 Comments ·





Imagine the local fish market stall owner's surprise when I asked him for fish skin. I tried to explain that it was for a photoshoot.

Not sure where I come up with my ideas. Pretty sure it's either a) from tequila or b) sleepless thinking of shoots, beauty and art.

Clicking on the images above will give you clear makeup credits. I used a collection of YABY, MAC, Benefit, Shu Uemera, FACEatelier, Make Up For Ever, L'Oreal Paris, Kryolan and MINX nails.

Note: The pinkish/red nails were a MINX knock off I found in Far East Plaza in Singapore.

Credits:

View Veux online here.

Buy Veux online here.

New work: Surface Asia cover

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By Andrea Claire · April 14, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

I briskly walked into the gallery and then did an abrupt stop.

That dog didn't stop staring at me.

He didn't stop staring at anyone for that matter.

He's a statue.

Good dog.

 

Surface Asia Team credits

Our female model Lisa Jackson hails from the USA. You may recognize her from ANTM Season 9.

Male model has the coolest sounding name: Red Anderson

You can see more work from photographer Brendan Zhang here.

Models' agency: Phantom

Furqan: Get a website pleas cuz I can't link you. ;)

new editorial work || Wedding & Travel

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By Andrea Claire · January 13, 2012 · 0 Comments ·



As seen in Wedding & Travel, Asia.

Photography: Brendan Zhang

Styling: Furqan Saini

Hair, makeup & nails: Andrea Claire using Bobbi Brown, Deborah Lippmann and Oscar Blandi

See more of my bridal work here on my Canadian agent's site or here on my blog.

Fashion Portfolio: hair & makeup Andrea Claire

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By Andrea Claire · May 14, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

A collection of fashion spreads that Andrea Claire has done hair and makeup on. (And the occasional nail.)

Celebrity Portfolio

Beauty Portfolio

Agency Portfolio

 

Behind The Scenes: PMR Summer Fashion Spread

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By Andrea Claire · April 27, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

The Dream Team has done it again!

 

Notice how the model moves? Yup. This is how it's done people. All aspiring models, please take note!

Styling/Creative Direction: Furqan Saini

Photography: Brendan Zhang

Hair & Makeup: Andrea Claire, a Canadian based in Singapore and represented in North America by Judy Inc.

Featuring designers: Jil Sander, Miu Miu, Prada, Issey Miyake, Marni

This is a very raw image taken with my Dell Streak camera.

I can't wait to see the editorial in print. Still after 20 years of being in the biz I get anxious waiting for issues to drop - I have limited patience.

Aside from Brendan's magnificent lighting, the highlight on her cheek comes from Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick layered with MAC Shrimpagne which was a special edition so an alt is MAC Soft & Gentle. Around her eyes I layered  various highlights and pigments as well as Cargo's EyeBronzer which makes any eye colour pop!


Shimmer Brick Compact - Bronze

 $38.00 at Bobbi Brown


Mineralize Skinfinish

$28.00 at M·A·C

A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face. A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.


CARGO EyeBronzer 0.03 oz Everyday Free Shipping Auto Delivery Eligible 100% color guarantee Email A Friend Write a review

$22.00 by CARGO at Beauty.com

The EyeBronzer™ is the sunny glow of Summer created for your eyes and is housed in an easy to apply inkwell pot and wand combination. The sunny glow of a bronzer but made especially for the eyes! A brilliant and shimmering pure shadow pigment that gives a high impact bronze shimmer for the eyes. The easy to use, go anywhere packaging to help make your Summer glow last. The enclosed wand with a sponge tipped applicator minimizes drop for a foolproof application every time. Designed to be applied with the wand and blend with the fingertips for no-fuss application. The perfect bronze shade to complement and enhance all shades of eye color. Introduced as a permanent part of the Cargo collection! Key Ingredients:

  • Pure Shimmer Pigment (Mica) - This finely milled, high grade shimmer pigment gives the ultimate shimmer to the eyes. The soft blendable texture is easy to apply and sticks well to the eye area for long wear and does not flake around the eye area.
  • Boron Nitride - Provides a silky feel and gives great skin adhesion for long lasting wear.

 

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