Last night, The X Factor contestant Samantha Jade was announced as the winner of the show's 2012 cycle, and we couldn't be happier for her! The pint-sized songstress has rocked many amazing hair and makeup looks over the course of the show, and, as it turns out, she's actually a part-time makeup artist for Make Up Store Australia! We spoke to the brand's creative director, Maria Gabriel, to find out Samantha's favourite product along with her top tip for applying stage makeup. Congratulations again Samantha!
With all the runway action coming out of the international fashion shows, we couldn't help but wonder how makeup artists actually achieve radiant, flawless looking runway skin. Not all the models can be that genetically blessed, right?! Well, maybe. But a flawless runway complexion also comes down to using a good foundation and more than that, the steps taken to apply it properly. We're all guilty of using our hands to apply foundation like we would moisturiser and while it will look OK, it could look amazing. And who doesn't want that? We spoke to Maria Gabriel, head make up artist of Make Up Store Australia, to find out her top five tips to perfect foundation application. Let's go!
There's nothing better than having your makeup done by a professional, and last week, I was lucky enough to sit with one of the country's leading makeup artists, Maria Gabriel. As the creative director and general manager of Make Up Store Australia, Maria heads up the company's training and recruitment, as well as tending to her regular celebrity clients and planning beauty looks for runway shows. I was headed out to a friend's birthday drinks that night, so we decided to go with a soft, metallic eye and bold red-orange lips — a beauty look I've always wanted to try. Click through to see a step-by-step account of my time in the makeup chair, along with a bevy of tips Maria dropped along the way.