Perfumes. Can a makeup artist wear any?
We all love to smell good. There are many choices on the fragrance market but what if your work implies to enter the private zone of your client? Can you just wear any perfume that you like?
The answer is no. There’s a makeup artist etiquette that you have to follow, you can’t find a book about it -maybe I should write it!- but if you have some common sense you should know there are certain things not to be done. Wearing a strong scent is one of them. After all, you don’t want to overwhelm the person sitting in your makeup chair.
So which fragrances are ok? Choose a perfume that’s not too strong, but rather fresh, flowery and light. Let me give you some options.
Courrèges – Mini Jupe (2018)
The name Mini Jupe (mini skirt) is iconic since Courrèges is known for having invented the mini skirt in the 60’s. This fragrance is sweet and girly, but doesn’t have the typical caramel composition that you find often in perfumes nowadays.
This sweet and fruity perfume is perfect for the young artists amongst us. It is quite charming, the notes feature cherry, mandarin, raspberry leaf, iris, rose, angelica, musk and cashmeran. I would suggest just to spray not too much, a little comes a long way!
La Perla – La Mia Perla (2017)
My favourite one out of the perfumes I’m presenting you today. It’s warm, powdery, creamy and snuggly and I don’t think the person in the makeup chair would have anything against it. The notes feature mandarin, white pepper, jasmine, peony, orris, silky suede ambrox, musk and sandalwood. It’s one of those scents that everybody likes. This perfume is for a woman, not a girl, who feels sophisticated and sensual.
Courrèges La Fille de L’air (2016)
This ‘airy’ fragrance is for those who like flowery scents. Orange blossom is the main focus in this perfume. It’s light, transparant and pure, with notes such as Calabrian Bergamot, green floral shades of neroli and musk.
What about the male makup artists or hair stylists? Don’t worry, I’ve thought of you too!
Coach – Coach for Men (2017)
Coach for Men is a modern fragrance which combines fresh, energetic top notes and a skin-like warm sensuality in the amber, woody base notes. It’s a perfume for the modern and energetic man, who’s carefree and confident.
When I’m on a job, I always tone my perfume down. I wont overspray and I will always make sure not to bother the person in my makeup chair. Just remember that the next time you cover yourself in Flowerbomb.
All the above perfumes are exclusively available at Planet Parfum.