Photographer: Fernando Gomez – www.fernando-gomez.com
Stylist: Chiqui Peña - http://chiquip.blogspot.com.es
Make-up artist: Rosa Matilla - http://rosamatillamakeup.tumblr.com
Hair stylist: Chiqui Peña for “De La Mujer” -http://chiquip.blogspot.com.es
Models: Alizé B. @ 5th Avenue Model Management - http://www.5thmodels.com
Stephania @ Trend/Model Management - http://trendmodels.es
Veranika @ Trend Model Management - http://trendmodels.es
Yulia T @ Trend Model Management - http://trendmodels.es
Laura Diviu @ Francina Models - http://www.francinamodels.com
Cristina Martinez @ 5th Avenue Model Management - http://www.5thmodels.com
FEATURED MAKEUP ARTIST INTERVIEW
1. What do you hope your contribution to the project says to the viewers?
I hope this beauty editorial shows how I really see the transformation of colors, their evolution in a spring/summer look and, of course, how everyone of us can wear any color and feel splendid.
2.How has working with a team benefited you aside from strengthening your skills?
Working with a team is the best learning technique any artist can have because you share your views and opinions and you acquire new ones, sometimes when you have not even thought about
them at all. I really enjoy putting my ideas in common with the rest of the team.
3.What is some good advice for Makeup Artists striving to work in this industry?
First of all, you have to be very sure that you want to be a make-up artist because it is a very tough world with a lot of good professionals with a vast experience. You have to practice a lot, obviously making a lot of mistakes, but there is no other way of learning and you have to find your style, be
yourself, that is what will make you “You”.
4.What do you find to be the most rewarding and difficult when working with a team of artists to meet a common look?
The most rewarding thing is when you reach this agreement that puts all of you in the same line and the rest just flows, that is amazing! On the other hand, the most difficult time comes when, for some reason, another artist just does not see what you see or when you yourself are not in the
mood this day and everything is black (believe me it happens).
5.How do you plan for the unexpected?
Well, that is a good question because it takes a lot of time for you to be prepared for the unexpected. What I always do is plan 2 or 3 extra make-up changes, in case anything goes wrong
or if you suddenly realize that one exact look could go better with another make-up.
6.What do you feel is a common mistake Makeup Artists make?
A common mistake is not practice enough, if you do something correct once, do it again and make it perfect. This is an advice a make-up artist told me once and I will remember forever
7.What advanced classes have you taken that you feel has helped you the most?
After learning the basic rules at school, what helps you the most is everyday work and practice on yourself because you acquire the ability to correct your mistakes in a way you can never expect.
8.What do you say to those who don’t feel education is important throughout their career?
I can only speak from my own experience, because every make-up artist is unique, but I strongly believe that education can only be acquired in everyday life. What you learn in make-up schools are the techniques and the base for a good make-up but a make-up artist acquires a name for
his/her style and that is something you cannot learn in a school.
9.How do you keep your style fresh?
When I am not working, I am reading and watching lots and lots of fashion editorials. I love rereading magazines from my “fashion shelf” and discovering new ideas.
10.What would you say you have learned of most value through your experiences as a Makeup Artist?
I have learned a lot throughout these years but specially to be curious about this world and being humble about your work, because everyday you learn new things and you are not perfect yet.
11.How would you describe your style?
I would describe myself as a 21st century make-up artist who enjoys colours, I really love using colourful eyeshadows and lipsticks, but what I absolutely love are eyeliners in all shapes, colours and dimensions.
12.How did you get your start in the editorial world? How hard or easy was it for you to build your career?
I do editorials since the very beginning because I think it is really good for a make-up artist to be able to create. In Fashion editorials, you are subjected to the kind of clothes, the season, etc but, in
a way, you are able to contribute something that makes this very editorial different from another one using the same clothes.
In relation with the easiness or hardness of building a career, I can´t tell you because ,as I stated before, I think you build it everyday and work by work. I can only tell you that it is so gratifying when someone tells you `I love your work´...
13.What has been the most amazing opportunity you have had in this industry so far?
I cannot name just one amazing opportunity because for me every beauty shoot, every portrait, is an opportunity to experiment and learn new techniques.
14.What colors are you in love with right now?
Now that we are in the Spring/ Summer mood I am crazy about Yellow and Purple and I am looking forward to doing a beauty shoot just using these colours.
15.What inspires you?
I feel inspiration in the colours and textures of the flowers, specially in Spring.
16.Next BIG goal?
I won´t tell you yet, in case it doesn´t happen, but you will see soon enough.