Suman H. Baldawa Indian Make-up Artist Interview
Q: What tips and advice do you have for aspiring makeup artists just starting out?
A: As an makeup artist we have to very polite and humble and we have to convince our client that she /he will not worry about doing makeup.
And we have to recognize the client’s nature and we have to behave in that way. We have to see the skin type of customer and what is her choice: light makeup or heavy makeup. We have to convince in such a way so she should be ready to do makeup.
Q: Tell a little about yourself personally and if you attended school or you are a self taught makeup artist?
A: I have done Makeup course from VLCC INSTITUTE, Kandivali (E), Mumbai.
Q: Do you think going to school for make-up artistry is important to excel in the business later on?
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 like to do some creative work, I like to do different different makeup, eye makeup etc.
Q: Describe your “Classic Approach to Beauty.” how do you define beauty?
A: Cover all problems of face and highlight the feature of face .. it should be natural.
Q: What individual products and brands you’re “addicted” to at the moment and you use on a daily basis?
A: Product brand is Kryolan, Lakme , Revlon , Mayblean.
Q: What are some of the most basic but effective skin care tips in general that you have, that are really important?
A: We have to see the type of skin -oily, dry or normal. According to that we have to do cleansing, toning and moisturizing.
Q: Have you had an extreme, crazy or bad experience with a skin care product or during a makeup session? If so, what happened?
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: They are using the base which anybody suggest.. but they don’t think that this product will not suit their skin and complexion.
Q: Do teenage girls needs to splurge on high-priced makeup products, or are drugstore items are just as satisfactory?
A: Drugstore items are satisfactory.
Q: What are your steps for the perfect, flawless, natural look?
A: For the natural look we have to give correction and make oval shape of the face and highlight the feature.
Q: What is a really quick way to change a day look to a special occasion or nighttime face?
A: Change the eye Makeup and lipstick.
Q: What are the differences between applying makeup on models and on real women?
A: Model take a more care of there skin and good looking so applying of makeup is more easy then woman ..for woman we have to use more concealer, dehydrated skin and so.
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: Gel Base because it stays on for 48hrs and waterproof.
Q: Lip gloss or Lipstick. Which product is best? Why?
A: Lipstick because it stay long time the lip gloss. Lip gloss is only for giving shining on lipstick.
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?
A: I prefer Kroylan Supra colour 303 and FS22
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: Air brush makeup is for body painting and in fashion show. It’s applied very fast.
Q: What do your clients think of you? What are some individual testimonials?
A: Client think which brand we are using ..it will not give any harm to their skin. How long makeup stay and how much it will cost.
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: I like to do makeup in runway fashion shows or some fantasy .. to do some creative think in makeups.
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