Marianna Scarola – Professional Make-up Artist Interview
Q: Tell a little about yourself personally and if you attended school or you are a self taught makeup artist?
A: Attended Empire Academy of makeup in Costa mesa, CA. I’m a very hardworking and reliable makeup/hair artist who is definitely paying her dues!
Q: What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about your job?
A: Meeting new people and crews! I love being on set! It doesn’t feel like work to me!
Q: Do you think going to school for make-up artistry is important to excel in the business later on?
A: I don’t think so! I think it depends on the artist! Look at Kevin Aucoin he was self taught! He’s an inspiration!
Q: Did you always wanted to be an artist, or did you stumble upon your talent by chance? Who or what inspired you to become a makeup artist?
A: I always wanted to do something in this industry, but after high school I went and studied psychology for a semester and realized it was for me!
Q: What surprises you most about working as a makeup artist?
A: You find unique challenges everyday, not everyday is the same which is great! There always something new to learn because everyone’s faces are different!
Q: Describe your “Classic Approach to Beauty.” how do you define beauty?
A: Hydrated skin! lol I think everyone has a unique beauty about them!
Q: What individual products and brands you’re “addicted” to at the moment and you use on a daily basis?
A: MAC, Makeup forever, Nars there are so many more
Q: What are some of the most basic but effective skin care tips in general that you have, that are really important?
A: SPF you only get one skin! take care of it! Keep it in your car.
Q: What is the biggest skin care dont’s?
A: Don’t but shiny products on Textured skin! It will only enhance it!
Q: Have you had an extreme, crazy or bad experience with a skin care product or during a makeup session? If so, what happened?
A: No I stick to the stuff I’m comfortable with on my clients and try new products on myself first!
Q: What do you find to be the most common mistakes women make with makeup? What’s the worst thing a woman can do to her skin?
A: Too much makeup! If you don’t need foundation everywhere just use it in places were needed! Natural look is in!
Q: What do you think are best/worst trends in the makeup / skin care industry right now?
A: I like them all!
Q: Do teenage girls needs to splurge on high-priced makeup products, or are drugstore items are just as satisfactory?
A: No not at all!
Q: What feature(s) do you love to accentuate?
A: Skin, Skin, Skin, and cheek bones!
Q: What are your steps for the perfect, flawless, natural look?
A: Lots of Moisturizer! light water based or mineral foundation! Cheek color, light lip color! Mascara
Q: What is a really quick way to change a day look to a special occasion or nighttime face?
A:Add Black liner on top of the lid and smudge
Q: What are the differences between applying makeup on models and on real women?
A: Models are usually 16 years old! I would say skin they haven’t had time to dehydrate there skin yet! lol
Q: In terms of eyeliner, if you had to choose between a pencil, liquid, or creme/gel based, which one would you choose? Why?
A: Liquid! its glamorous! old Hollywood.
Q: Lip gloss or Lipstick. Which product is best? Why?
A: I’m on a lipstick kick right now! Love the texture they way it looks.
Q: What should a client consider before deciding to try permanent makeup? What is the difference between permanent and semi-permanent makeup?
Q: What brand/type of concealer is your favorite for covering up the after effects of a late night out i.e. under-eye circles, blemishes?
Q: How about airbrush spray makeup trend? Are these products better or easier to use than standard sponge or finger application? If yes when would you recommend using them?
A: It gives more of a natural finish! Use for special occasions
Q: What do your clients think of you? What are some individual testimonials?
A: Very personable, reliable and dependable! Talented
Q: Would you share some of your future goals, your life motto, any words of wisdom that get you by in life and professional career?
A: Future goals: Cover of Vogue, Vogue all over the world, being a celebrity makeup artist!
Q: What tips and advice do you have for aspiring makeup artists just starting out?
A: You have to be a go getter, no one will come knocking at your door!