Photography: Glen Krohn (www.glenkrohn.com)
Makeup & Hair: Tracie Weaver (www.tracieweaver.com.au)
Styling: Sjan Johansen (www.idcouture.com)
Model: Zoe Hoad (www.dallysmodels.com)
FEATURED MAKEUP ARTISTS INTERVIEW
1.What do you hope your contribution to the project says to the viewers?
Love life, love nature.
2.How has working with a team benefited you aside from strengthening your skills?
It brings creativity together from external influence. It's not just my idea, it's also someone else's dream. I want them to like it as well.
3.What is some good advice for Makeup Artists striving to work in this industry?
Keep doing, wanting better. Do what makes you happy. Find what you are good at and perfect it.
4.What do you find to be the most rewarding and difficult when working with a team of artists to meet a common look?
Rewarding is the end result when it is effortless to all and it looks amazing. The difficult is not always liking an end result and not having a team that works well together. Lucky that is not often.
5.How do you plan for the unexpected?
Always have a backup plan and be flexible with ideas. Allow a little extra time in the schedule to allow for change.
6.What do you feel is a common mistake Makeup Artists make?
Heavy foundation. Forgetting the eyebrows. Doing the same look. Trying to do too many creative features in one look.
7.What advanced classes have you taken that you feel has helped you the most?
Jazz Pampling - advanced brow workshop . This one gave me so much insight into brows and how much they influence the whole style.
8.What do you say to those who don’t feel education is important throughout their career?
It's foolish. You learn every day, even from your junior artists!
9.How do you keep your style fresh?
Try something different. Find out how other Artist do it. Adopt techniques. Encourage influence from nature and textures. Think of the bigger picture. What are the clothes saying to the makeup?
10.What would you say you have learned of most value through your experiences as a Makeup Artist?
Keep your mouth shut, never bad mouth, no matter how minute, always remain professional. Keep confident. Don't seek acknowledgment, KNOW you can do it.
11.How would you describe your style?
Unique. I am not afraid to try new styles.. 'new skool'
12.How did you get your start in the editorial world?
I networked, I put myself and my style out there. I was prepared to work hard and try new things, whilst keeping it beautiful. I made people take notice. How hard or easy was it for you to build your career? It's hard. I had some good breaks, but it wasn't without long days on my feet and many days of self doubt.
13.What has been the most amazing opportunity you have had in this industry so far?
Getting signed with my first Agent and working with many fashion labels and stars.
14.What colors are you in love with right now?
Matt burgundy, magenta and mustard.
15.What inspires you?
The world. Nature.
16.Next BIG goal?
Finding quality cruelty free makeup and being a pioneer in my field to bring it forward into the editorial world. I have just moved to Melbourne, so I am making my mark on a new city.