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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! Thoi Gian (Vietnam)

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:


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


[say it with me] FACEatelier


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


[I am 99.9% sure I had used] Tom Ford Beauty eyeshadow quad in <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tomford.com/#/en/beauty"><strong>Silvered Topaz

</strong></a>Lips<a target="_blank" href="http://www.tomford.com/#/en/beauty"><strong>

</strong></a>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...<a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrea-Claire-celebrity-hair-makeup-artisthost/117705241587123"><strong>

See more of the story here.


New work || Solitaire (cover)

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! PMR magazine

By Andrea Claire · August 4, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

This recent editorial for PMR magazine was shot by the dream team:

photography: Brendan Zhang

creative direction / styling: Furqan Saini

hair, makeup & nails: Andrea Claire

Notice the Minx nails? Burgundy with golden lightning moons.

See more of the spread here.

A little behind the scenes:


New work: ELLE Singapore

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!).


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:


Ultra Foundation #2 (Ivory)

Blush in Tea


Eyeshadow in African Violet and Mauve

Black Cake Liner

Lash RX in Midnight


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

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: Surface Asia cover

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. ;)

Andrea Claire has got your beauty COVERED!

By Andrea Claire · March 29, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

A collection of covers in my portfolios.

Singapore agent: UglyD

Canadian Agent: Judy Inc

Fresh Meat Never Looked So Good

By Andrea Claire · February 28, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Title credit: Janine Falcon / BeautyGeeks cuz my title just wasn't as clever as hers.

Dovima / Avedon tribute.

American Gothic inspired.



Photographer: Scott Woodward

Stylist: Furquan Saini [who has no website] assisted by Amanda Tan

Hair & makeup: Andrea Claire [me] assisted by Mag Yang [check out the behind the scenes notes for makeup here.]

Photo Illustrations: Calvin Chua & Procolor Singapore

Retouching: Procolor Singapore

new editorial work || Wedding & Travel

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.

New Work! Seventeen & Alexis Magazine

By Andrea Claire · December 19, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Here is a selection of my latest editorial work

boatman: part of a 4 page beauty spread for ALEXIS magazine, shot by Alvin Tang.

On the nails I used MINX Gold Lightning. Hot right?

These nails were a Deborah Lippmann colour.  Luxola gave me a selection of polish for my spreads.

Yes - I did the makeup too. Hair was taken care of by the cold pool of water; poor thing almost left with hypothermia. Glam life of a model. (We tried to keep her warm but blow-dryers near pools make people nervous)

Entrevue shot by Chuck Reyes for ALEXIS magazine

E minor, 3rd movement shot by Alvin Tang for ALEXIS magazine

[I'm getting emails inquiring about the shine on her cheek: a combo of Soap & Glory's Solar Powder with Jemma Kidd All Over Dewy Glow and Alvin's wicked lighting]

This series I used human hair extensions that I had coloured. Since I live in Singapore this type of hair colour is not easy to find. I tried contacting hair colour companies to ask them if they could provide me with the crazy colours I needed to colour the hair. No one emailed me back... well being a creative genius *cough* I used fabric dye to prep the hair. DYLON is the fabric dye that I used. I caution you if you get the idea to attempt this on your own hair: some of the human hair pieces turned like cotton candy. I did NOT pre-bleach them. If you want this on your own hair get some MANIC PANIC.

Zorbing shot by Wei Shen Tan for ALEXIS magazine

Oh yea! I did the cover too! Shot by Chuck Reyes. The spreads are not one page long so if you want to see the full editorial spreads grab your copy of ALEXIS at various stores in Singapore or for international orders, online at ALEXIS Magazine dot com

We joked that this was the 'Andrea' issue. It's kind of like my new revamped portfolio. [Thanks ALEXIS!]

Speaking of jeanius, a denim story in Seventeen Singapore, January issue creative direction Furqan Saini, photography Alecia Neo.

I used the same fabirc-dyed hair extentions for a splash of blue.

When I was home in Canada for a month I bought some Sally Hansen denim nail strips, if you look close you can see them. Man, nails have certainly gone to the next level haven't they?

PS - also in one of my latest bodies of work there was the work I did on the web series: Orphan. Check that out here.




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