We took some time out to chat with local makeup artist, Min to find out some of the hottest makeup tips:
1. As a makeup artist, what are the five key essentials you have with you at all times?
A concealer, pressed powder, a cream blush (can be used for cheeks and on the lips), eyebrow pencil, and a kabuki brush!
2. If you could do the makeup for one celebrity, who would it be?
Kim Kardashian, without a doubt.
3. You do a lot of work on brides, what are some of the dos and don’ts for brides-to-be?
Get as much rest as you can although it may be hard because there’s only so much fatigue makeup can hide. Don’t get a facial at the last minute, your skin might break out as it heals. If possible, do a simple mask treatment the night before the wedding so that the skin is plump the next day. Most importantly, think good thoughts, trust your makeup artist and don’t fret too much about the outcome. Let your makeup artist do their work as you’ve hired them for a reason.
4. How do you attain such flawless skin? Could you share with us your skincare routine?
My skin is ultra thin and sensitive, so I make a point to stay away from heavy products and I try to keep it simple. I wash all my makeup off with Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil, and follow up with a cleansing gel (I rotate between Murad and Michael Todd). Then I tone my face with Soo Beautee’s Snail Toner – it cleanses my face off the last bit of dirt and has soothing properties. During the day I use Olay’s White Radiance Moisturizing Lotion (been using this since I was 11, I’ve changed moisturizers but I always go back to this) and at night I only put on a serum after cleansing because I do not want to overload my skin. The one I use is by the brand Suisse Programme. I also consume skincare supplements, there are many out there to choose from.
5. One of the most challenging makeup tricks would be achieving the perfect eyeliner flick. What would you recommend is the best way to do it?
Practice, practice, practice. Use either a liquid or gel eyeliner. You’re never going to get it right on your first few tries but the only way to perfect anything is to keep doing it. I used to look at various pictures of different eye shapes and study the thickness of the lines as well as the angle of the flick, and then try to do it on myself. It takes commitment!
6. Which latest makeup product have you got your eye on at the moment and why?
I’m really looking forward to trying the new foundations by Estée Lauder, their classic Double Wear made a huge comeback recently and I love a good face base as great makeup always starts with a good base.
7. Besides setting spray, what’s your advice when it comes to maintaining our makeup throughout the day in this humid weather that we live in.
Use a primer underneath your foundation, a good one does make a big difference. You can also bring a small kabuki brush and pressed powder to touch up throughout the day.
8. As a makeup artist, what has been your biggest challenge?
Coming up with your own style is definitely the biggest challenge. You don’t want your work to look just like everybody else’s and at the same time you have to keep up with the current trend because that’s what clients usually want.
9.Tell us about your favourite look.
My favorite look will always be a shimmery brown smokey eye, strong brows with highlighted cheeks and a shade of pink lipstick that works with your skintone. Looks good on literally everyone.
10. What do you think will be the next big makeup trend?
Lipglosses are going to make a comeback for sure, as right now people are raving about matte lipsticks.
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