Annette Humphreys – Body Painter, 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: I love to transform people with makeup either traditional styles or xtreme/fashion/facepainted designs. Goals set high to work with music and film industry. I’m self taught however took Airbrush Makeup classes.
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 stumbled upon this and then advanced it with inspirations of other makeup artists.
Q: Do you think going to school for make-up artistry is important to excel in the business later on?
A: YES – trends change, new techniques are born and makeup itself is forever evolving.
Q: What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about your job?
A: Airbrushing! It is in a world of its own!
Q: What surprises you most about working as a makeup artist?
A: Nothing – I have done normal to the crazy level of full body painting.
Q: Describe your “Classic Approach to Beauty.” how do you define beauty?
A: The skin then the eyes.
Q: What individual products and brands you’re “addicted” to at the moment and you use on a daily basis?
A: Krylon, Temptu and Alchemy.
Q: What are some of the most basic but effective skin care tips in general that you have, that are really important?
A: Clean, tone, moisturize, Day and Night and sunscreen every day!!!!
Q: What is the biggest skin care dont’s?
A: Don’t use bar soap to wash your face!
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 – thank God!
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: Most common mistake…too much makeup up for her age. Worst thing you can do to your skin is not use sunscreen!
Q: What do you think are best/worst trends in the makeup / skin care industry right now?
A: Best-mineral makeup Worst-???
Q: Do teenage girls needs to splurge on high-priced makeup products, or are drugstore items are just as satisfactory?
A: Depends upon their skin sensitivity…then decide which way to go.
Q: What feature(s) do you love to accentuate?
A: Eyes, Eyes and Eyes
Q: What are your steps for the perfect, flawless, natural look?
A: Clean and moisturized skin… then airbrush!!!!
Q: What is a really quick way to change a day look to a special occasion or nighttime face?
A: Refresh with moisturizing mist, brighten blush, Darken shadow, line eyes.
Q: What are the differences between applying makeup on models and on real women?
A: Models take better care of their skin and are used to having makeupapplied by others.
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: Pencil for blending and fading, Liquid for sharp lines.
Q: Lip gloss or Lipstick. Which product is best? Why?
A: Lipstick for color and gloss for smoothing.
Q: What should a client consider before deciding to try permanent makeup? What is the difference between permanent and semi-permanent makeup?
A: Should consider if you would still want the permanent makeup that you are getting to be on you when you are 60, 70 & 80+
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: I do Airbrush Makeup application and I love it! Flawless and even! Recommend=Yes
Q: What do your clients think of you? What are some individual testimonials?
A: Love my personality and love the makeup.
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: Goal is to get connected to the music and film industry to collaborate
Q: What tips and advice do you have for aspiring makeup artists just starting out?
A: Practice practice and practice. Schooling is a must.
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