Interview: Make-up artist Carla MR (France)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am a French make-up artist with Argentinian origins. I am 20 years old and passionate about beauty and fashion as far back as I can remember. I have always been a very manual and creative person and I'm fascinated by all possible artistic forms.
How long have you been a makeup artist and how did you get your start?
Today I am a professional make-up artist. I'am proud because I was the second high noted in my promotion only in June 2019.
I simply started by enrolling in a Parisian make-up school (the Morgane Hilgers Academy), without even knowing how to apply foundation. There is where I learned everything about this job and that I am passionate about. For almost a year now, it has been thrilling me.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from a lot of differents backgrounds and things. It ranges from a billboard I can see in the subway to a sentence read in a book.
But most of my inspiration comes from my story, from my family and friends, from the relationship I have with them and also from music.
All I have to do is think about it, replay moments in my mind or put my music on and take my brushes and let them express themselves. What are some of your makeup products that you use?
My favourite products for the skin are Mac Cosmetics foundations, in first place. I love them all without exception. In general, for a more natural and luminous finish I favour creamy complexions with very little or no powder depending on the model. For eye products, I love to play and try new things, I love the eye shadows from Anastasia Beverly Hills, my favourites are undoubtedly those from Morphe. But if there's one thing I love is to diversify the products: take a matte liquid lipstick or a cream blush and come work it on the eyelid. For the lips once again, I prefer Mac Cosmetics,not only the lipsticks but also on eye shadows, and yes it holds very well on the lips, a nice finish and an unquestionable comfort with a light layer of lip balm underneath.
Who have you worked for and who would you like to work for in the future?
I had the chance to work with several photographers, models, actors, companies and directors here in France. Of course my dream is to be independent and work for myself, while collaborating with makeup brands, why not be a certified makeup artist for one of them.!!!
Any makeup tips you'd like to share with us?
If there's one piece of advice I could give would be, the light. Very fashionable and it's what attracts and reflects the most natural healthy skin. That's why we leave aside powders as much as possible and prefer liquid or creamy products. You can finish with a light veil of powder on the most sensitive areas according to each skin and especially a spray fixative to mix the materials between them and for an optimal hold.
If you were not a makeup artist, what would be your dream job?
This may be the most difficult question for me. Besides make-up, I don't care about anything else, as much as I care about this job. What can I say about? THIS IS PASSION Maybe I would be a stylist (I used to draw a lot of dresses). But let's see if I had to leave the artistic world altogether, I would probably be a child animator, or an educator. I love children, I worked as an animator for several years while I was studying.
What are three things every girl needs in her makeup bag?
For my part if I should say 3 things only. A makeup kit for people of any age and who want to feel good. This would be: A good moisturizer, a nice mascara and a lip gloss or lipstick. Let me explain: before thinking about makeup always take care of your skin. If you don't take care of your skin, how can you have a nice makeup look?
So we have our moisturizing face cream that we can also apply on the lips if they are dry. Then the mascara a classic, essential to get a light finish or something more sustained depending on its color and thickness, it emphasizes and gives strength to the eyes. And to finish the gloss/lipstick, yes yes we said three but well this varies according to the tastes of each one! It can be applied on the lips of course but as I said before diversify your products from their primary uses: a gloss will be very beautiful in light point, or eye shadow! and the lipstick as well as on the eyelids or blush it is multi-use do not forget it! And with only three products you can achieve a total light look or more worked all with a beautiful moisturized skin underneath.
What are common mistakes you see women make on their makeup?
I believe that there are no rules in make-up, everyone uses it and works on their products as they prefer and the most important thing is that we (or the person wearing it) likes the results.
There is one thing that I will never like in make-up, and I see it very often , in different ages, and that is the mistakes of tints /color complexion!! Someone who applies a foundation, a concealer or a powder that is too dark for their skin tone is far from elegant. And I can tell you that there are many people who have difficulties in changing their mind, and it is hard to re direct them to the right shades for them for having worked in cosmetics sales. If you find that you are not tanned or colored enough it's not a problem: come and cheat by adding a bit of tan on your bulging areas of the face tuned a little at the neck level all applied on a base of complexion adapted to your skin tone. It will be much more refined and discreet than if you continue to apply products that are much too dark all over your face.
What do you think of the magazine?
I really like the spirit of Modellenland Magazine, the fact of first sharing so many profiles of artists of all origins I like very much. And the editorials proposed are very refined and with a lot of artistic tastes, without always going around in circles. There are new things and it's very pleasant. And thank you for this interview!!!
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