Photographer / BONO SAYAKA
Make Up Artist / SARAH MACHAL
Hair Stylist / CHIHARU SUGANO
Model / Alex Valet + Eva T @ KARIN models
FEATURED MAKEUP ARTIST INTERVIEW
1. What does this collection say about your mindset when you were creating it?
For this collection, the photographer Sayaka Bono gave me the opportunity to have fun. We chose a very graphical style and it's something that always pleased me. I knew I could do something great and I tried to be original, I always try to do better than what I did in the past.
2. Where do you most often find inspiration from? And when you lose it...what do u do to find it?
We can find inspiration everywhere. In nature, material, colors, and also in the work of other artists, make-up artists, painters, sculptors…
Some situations or faces inspire me more than others. I sometime feel that I'm losing inspiration and this is quite disturbing. There I only try to get confidence and have fun.
3. What is your favorite technique or trick? And who taught it to you
I love shiny and glowy effects.
Miss Brilliantine is my best friend!
4. Why editorial. session work? So many say it's e dead why did you continue to pursue this path?
This is a place where we can always create and share. And we meet new people so often.
5. While on set, how do you stay focused?
During a shoot, I need to view the pictures as they are taken. I try to check every detail of the make up, talking with the photographer about the way to improve and evolve the collection in order to tell the best story. I need a lot of concentration and I often feel that my minds empty at the end of the day!
6. Shale with us the most unexpected thing that has happened while on set. good or bad.
I recently worked for a shoot on the "Dôme des Invalides". I've lived in Paris for a long time but I was filled with wonder by this magical place usually closed to the audience. I felt very privileged.
7. Favorite quote or quotes you live by? And how do u apply them to your work? What is your personal mantra?
"Simple but effective". I think this sentence well fits to my aesthetic tastes. A beautiful eyeliner, a nude complexion and gorgeous red lips is not easy to get, but they look easy and always work well.
8. is there anyone experience(s) in particular that you feel has made the biggest impact on your career?
It's a tough job where bookings are hard to come by. I may have already quit it if some of my relatives had not supported me all the way. I hope I'll still meet new people who will trust me and help me to improve myself.
9. What do you believe is a common mistake within the industry? And what can others do to avoid being a cliche?
Sometime people have a lack of simpleness. I'd like to tell them "stop trying to surprise the all world, surprise yourself first and you'll be on the right track."
10. lf you could go back to the beginning of your career. what piece of advice would you give your newbie self ?
I would tell myself "get more confident and don't believe everyone!"
11. Who is your biggest role model and why? What collection stands out in your mind?
I like the work of Topolino and Carole Lasnier. They both inspire me much, they've got incredible skills and a very graphical approach of the make up. I hope one day I can be as creative as they are!
12.What colors are you in love with right now?
I turn to cool colors; electric blue, turquoise, mauve. They speak to me more than warm colors to me right now.
13.. Favorite adult beverage? Why...and when did u first have one?
A good beer, always simple and effective! I must of had the first one in my teenage years…