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Which perfumes are safe to wear for a makeup artist?
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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

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Sun protection for outside shoots or brides
Sun protection. Not only for yourself but also for the models!

Being a makeup artist is not only applying makeup, it’s also taking care of the skin of your clients and models.

With bridal season and outdoor shootings on full speed, I think it’s about time to talk sun protection. We had some extremely hot and sunny days, and hopefully we’ll get some more of those, so let me show you my favourite products in the sun.

The face

My all time favourite is the Sun Sport Water & Sweat Ressistance SPF 30 – 26 Euros- sun protection from Lancaster. I’ve discovered this sun protection about two years ago when it was sent to me by the PR company -thank you Greet!- and I get a new tube every year. It has a completely matte finish which is perfect on hot summer days and shoots in the water.  I’m not sure but I think this satin feel gel contains silicones, which makes it a great primer too!  Also perfect for brides as this product doesn’t flasback on camera.

Nivea Shine Control -12.99 Euros- is another sun protecting cream for the face with an SPF 30. The formula is non greasy, non-sticky and lightweight. A cheaper alternative for the Lancaster one.

It the model doesn’t need to be super matte and she needs a stronger protection I can recommend Filorga UV-Bronze Mist SPF 50 -26.91 Euros.  I use it myself and I love the fact that it’s a mist, a few sprays on my face, a quick dry and I’m ready to enjoy the sun. Perfect on location. This sun protecting mist has an ultra-light and invisible texture and is water resistant.

Dior Bronze Beautifying Protective Milky Mist Sublime Glow SPF 30 -34.90 Euros- is a combo product, it can be used face and body. It gives the skin a sustainable sublime glow that is more intense, natural and longer lasting with every day and is water resistant. Again, this is a mist which I find really handy.

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The body

A different kind of product is Guerlain Terracotta Jolies Jambes, -62 Euros- perfect for those models or clients who don’t have bronzed legs (yet).  It’s a tinted cream with an immediate blurring and bronzed effect, as if you’re wearing invisible stockings! Its formula is guaranteed not to transfer, and stays in place throughout the day. You can easily wash it of with water and soap.

Lancaster Sun 365 BB Body Cream -27.40 Euros-  is another combo product for face and body. This product provides an instant sun-kissed glow & body protection, without a self-tan and contains an SPF 15.

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If I have to work in full sun and my model van have a nice shine on her/his body I like to use the Filorga UV Bronze Body SPF30 Anti-Ageing Tan Accelerating Sun Oil -27.90 Euros. Filorga is know for being a leader when it comes to anti-ageing products and therefore I also like to use this sun protecting oil myself.

A super high protecting and ideal if you have to work with sporters or on a very active outdoor shoot or beach shoot is the Lancaster Sun Sport Cooling Invisible Mist Wet Skin Application -36.10 Euros. This fast-dry, new generation water & sweat resistant mist can be applied even on wet skin and leaves no traces after spreading. In fact, it provides an instant cooling and fresh sensation.

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The hair

Kruidvat Solait hair protection spray3.89 Euros– protects natural and coloured hair against discolouration and dry-ness due to bright sunlight. Of course you have to be careful and not go spraying around, it all depends on the hairdo whether you can use this products or not! For a wetlook it’s perfect.

The after

After a wedding day or a sunny shoot the skin deserves some extra TLC.  Since this year I have the Kruidvat Solait Aftersun Facial Treatment- 5.99 Euros- in my kit, as this serum comes in ampules which I find really practical. You can use the serum on the face, neck and cleavage to restore the moisture balance. The serum contains aloë vera which is known for its calming properties.

Pictures by Pauline Leclerc

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Playing with colour. I love the 80’s!
Playing with colour in makeup is so much fun, bring back the 80’s! (and they are back!)

1987. The first single I got was ‘I wanna dance with somebody’ by Whitney Houston. I was 16. Being a teenager in the 80’s was the best you can get when it comes to makeup and fashion, literally everything was fashionable. Punk, new wave, colourful, from Anne Clark to Cindy Lauper…not only love but also makeup was a battlefield!

For the second part of the INTERTWINDED series -check the first part here– I wanted to create a makeup look that I used to wear myself back in the days. I made it look contemporary with fresh skin instead of orangy desert dust and I skipped the bright pink blush. As for colour on the eyes, I went for blue and copper, because hey, it’s a match made in eyeshadow heaven!

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A Bb Cream and some BB powder, an eyeshadow palette, an eye pencil, some mascara and a lip oil… that’s all it took to create this eighties inspired look.

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Would you dare to wear an 80’s makeup look? I’m longing to see more eighties inspired looks on the catwalk, after all, it’s so much more fun when you’re allowed to go all the way!

Photography: Heather Dobson
Model: Chinonye
Styling: Eline Verbeke
Makeup: me for Di!
Location: Private apartment of Matthias & Manon

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How to summer shine without breaking the bank!
Summer shine & sparkle with these budget friendly products exclusively at Di!

Do you want to shine & sparkle like a true summer girl? But, are you on a budget? It is possible. I received some Physicians Formula makeup products and as I never used anything of this brand I decided to create some looks with the products. I was very skeptical to be honest, but girl, you should have seen my face when I was using the eyeshadow palette…that pigmentation! Wonderful. I combined them with some products from Sleek

An all girl team gathered together on a sunny Sunday in Antwerp to create these beautiful INTERTWINED series. A big hug to photographer Heather Dobson for the production and pictures, Eline Verbeke for the stunning styling and sweet models Misuzu and Chinonye.

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Beautiful Misuzu was my model for my first look. As she’s really young I wanted to keep it natural, using warm tones and barely anything on her already perfect Asian skin. I filled in a tiny bit of gaps on her brows, used the natural eyeshadow palette on her lids, some mascara and a lip oil and with just these few items she was shining like a star!

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So let’s see the result!

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What do you think guys? Isn’t she looking like a fresh summer girl? Stay tuned for part two; a colourful summer look inspired by the 80’s!

Photography: Heather Dobson
Styling: Eline Verbeke
Model: Misuzu by Izumi
Makeup: me for Di!
Location: private apartment form Matthias & Manon

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Beach look without a beach? It’s also possible in the city!
How to wear the beach look in the city.

You don’t have to be on a beach to wear a summery makeup look. If anything, I’m a true summer girl and I love nothing more than the beach, the sea or the ocean and salt on my skin. Unfortunately I don’t live near the coast but that doesn’t mean I won’t act like I’m miss sunshine herself!

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A few weeks ago I received some new Urban Decay Cosmetics makeup items which resulted in an instant Happy Peggy. I was lemming the Backtalk Palette ever since I first saw it and the other items are not bad either. A new shoot was planned and on a sunny day in the city, with a beautiful model and a great photographer, an Urban Decay beach in the city look was born.

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The Backtalk palette got right away a spot in my pro kit. Meanwhile I’ve used it on a few occassions and I’m quite happy with it. The blushes and highlighters have a decent pigmentation and although not all the eyeshadow shades might be a daily choice I’m totally loving them.

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I’ve used the colour Heatwave from the Beached Palette palette – 39 Euros see picture above- on Julia’s eyes. This shiny bronzy colour is to die for!I’ve also used the colour Blaze from this palette, as a highlighter on the cupid’s bow and on top of Julia’s cheekbones.

As for the lips I’ve used the Beached Vice lipstick – 20 Euros- in the colour 100 Degrees, a soft coral colour that I absolutely adore! Obviously, the colour of the Beached bronzer that I’ve received is too light for Julia’s skintone but I can assure you, this is a really nice bronzer!

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What do you think guys? I’m totally smitten!

Photography: Pieter Van Goethem
Model: Julia
Makeup artist: Peggy Timmermans for Urban Decay

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11/07/2018 1 comment
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