I’m lucky in some of my previous jobs in that being on shoots was fairly common. They’re not as glamorous as it sounds, trust me, but you do get to see what products the makeup artist uses; always interesting for my makeup-obsessed self. It’s just so fascinating seeing what the professionals choose to use on their clients because those products must be amazing. So, I’m talking to some very talented MUAs I know to run through their Makeup Artist Must-Haves. First up is Laura Lou Makeup…
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How did you get started as a Makeup Artist?
I have been a makeup artist for 15 years – I started working on counter for brands including Benefit & Bobbi Brown. I then wanted to take it up a notch so I trained at Makeup School in London under the infamous David Horne 11 years ago. This elevated my career into fashion, commercial, TV & music.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
From researching! I look online, in fashion magazines, old art books, makeup books (especially the Kevyn Aucoin ones) and through ogling all my favourite artist’s instagrams. I love… RebeccaBMakeup KatieJaneHughes AndrewGalliMakeup Daily Dimmick Nikki_Makeup mosieArtNYV & Daussel
Give us your five kit essentials…
Laura Mercier secret brightening powder, Benefit Hoola, Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate, Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer, Stila Convertible Colours
What’s your signature look?
Simple, ethereal and glossy skin with fluffy strong brows and a red lip.
What’re your all time favourite products?
For me personally it would be all of the Benefit brows
On shoots it has to be the Stila Convertible Colours
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