My mum used to manage a store in the airport that sold loads of high end makeup so she’d always get makeup for free. I would always raid her cupboards when I was younger and play around with it. My mum taught me a lot of what I know about makeup today.
“My mum taught me a lot of what I know about makeup today.”
My proudest job was a shoot I did with an Instagram platform called ‘Grey93’. I did makeup for their merchandise campaign which was super exciting seen as I’ve been obsessed with their account for a good two years.
“Every job I get is through Insta!”
Use platforms like Instagram as a major tool for getting to know photographers, stylists, models etc. Every job I get is through insta!
“Be extremely professional on a job no matter how small the budget is.”
Be extremely professional on a job no matter how big/small/non-existent the budget is. People will want to work with you and recommend you to others the more professional and hard working you are.
I could definitely see myself doing some sort of editorial magazine editing job as I have a good eye for what looks good together, or possibly being a stylist as I have a background in textiles.
Leaving it the hell alone! I’m blessed by my mothers Japanese genes of course but honestly, I think most skin care brands are scamming us by telling us we need this and that when in reality, a 20 step skin care routine is completely unnecessary. The one thing that really makes my skin amazing is cutting out carbs of my diet (which is SO hard but SO worth it).
“The one thing that really makes my skin amazing is cutting out carbs of my diet.”
1. Maybelline age rewind concealer
2. Laura Mercier translucent setting powder
3. Kryolan aqua colour palettes
4. Maybelline lash sensational mascara, waterproof (essential for stubborn oriental eyelashes and holding a curl!)|
5. Any blush from Sleek
“My absolute favourite is Lisa Eldridge.”
I don’t watch them at all now, but I was really into them when I was around 14 or 15. My absolute favourite is Lisa Eldridge. Her style of makeup is so elegant and classic and I like how she doesn’t try to make her looks extremely perfect or do the classic “insta makeup”. My favourite video of hers was one she did with Alexa Chung.
Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot….and any other woman from the 60’s.
”I’m very much here for the “less is more” look.”
I’m very much here for the “less is more” look: freckles, fresh skin, flushed cheeks etc.
‘One of these Nights’ - Eagles
The whole of That 70’s Show! Not only is it hilarious, the FASHION is soooo good. Mila Kunis’ character basically wears all of my dream outfits.
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