Now I do editorials largely. Usually, I’ve a really analytical method to make-up. Between what I need and what’s proper, the latter issues extra. A variety of my work depends on sense and intuition as a result of it is creative. At a shoot for Bottega Veneta, the idea was to have pearlescent lips and physique portray; all the pieces needed to shine. I dipped the mannequin in golden pigment and finalized the lips with an additional layer of thick gloss. One other time, I minimize off the wings of [taxidermic] butterflies and utilized them symmetrically on the mannequin’s face. The wings created prompt shadows that stood out rather more than the make-up. And I lately did a shoot within the desert. The idea was about aliens touchdown on Earth. I bleached the eyebrows. It was steaming sizzling; the make-up melted closely though it was waterproof.
This yr at Cannes, I labored with Margaret Qualley. I like that lady. She’s stunning, pure, and joyful. Margaret had jet lag, so I began with a facial therapeutic massage. My mother taught me the fundamentals. With the therapeutic massage, on the whole, you possibly can enhance blood circulation. It will probably additionally assist with darkish circles across the eyes. After 20 minutes of therapeutic massage, Margaret had a pure glow. I didn’t even want to use basis… solely a really delicate blush.
Folks inform me I am environment friendly as a result of I work quick. The secret’s to develop the thought and rehearse your complete operation in my thoughts. I’ve loads of ardour for make-up, however confidence is totally different for me. It is a problem. I hearken to a voice in my head that claims, “Min, you are able to do it. You can also make it to the following step.” I say that meditation to myself on a regular basis. As soon as the expertise sits in entrance of me it is pure execution, like a surgeon.
I like make-up as a result of it isn’t boring. Everyone seems to be totally different, each colour is totally different. After I go to jobs I by no means suppose, I need to go residence. That’s one of the best. I am so fortunate to have this job in my life. —As informed to Alaina Demopoulos
A model of this story initially appeared within the September 2022 subject of Attract. Discover ways to subscribe right here.
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