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.
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.
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:
Dermalogica - EVERYONE in my chair gets this before we begin makeup.
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.
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 Ziniofor purchase. See more of this spread here.
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!
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