In the Salon with: Amanda-Maria MUA
In the salon this week is gorgeous makeup artist and all round creative soul Amanda-Maria. From lashes to lipstick this queen of cosmetics has done it all; stunning bridal beauty right to halloween transformations! It was an honour to work alongside Amanda-Maria for our latest photoshoot at the salon and we couldn’t be more excited about sharing her top makeup tips, latest beauty loves and 2017 makeup trend predictions below!
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU:
Hey! so I am Amanda Maria and I am a Makeup Artist based in the North West London area. After working in Finance for many years I decided that working a desk job in a corporate environment wasn’t really appealing to me anymore; I wanted to focus on my artistic talents so I took the plunge into make-up artistry! I enrolled at the prestigious Academy of Freelance Makeup (AOFM) based in London, where I studied Foundation and Advanced Makeup Artistry and I have never looked back!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORK:
Since graduating from AOFM in 2012 I have been very lucky to have worked in many areas of makeup alongside some exceptionally talented people. Whilst I specialise in bridal makeup I have also worked in the Film and Music Industry, Fashion as well as many live events.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT LIVING IN PINNER?
I love the “villagey feel” of Pinner, I love that Pinner is dog friendly and most of all – I love Vintage Cocktail bar on the High Street!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BEING A MAKEUP ARTIST:
Makeup is such a diverse industry which is precisely why I love doing what I do – no job, brief or client is the same. From loving playing such an integral part of a bride’s day and making them feel their absolute best to loving when Halloween comes round; I love the mix of opportunities I get to be creative! I love my bridal work but I also love transforming people into completely (and sometimes gory) characters.
TOP TIP FOR MAKEUP LOVERS:
Don’t be afraid to experiment and think outside of the box! Most products now a days can be used for multiple areas of the face – be creative. Also layering your products is key for longevity!
3 BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU CANT LIVE WITHOUT:
At the moment top of that list would have to be Elizabeth Arden 8 hour Cream – an amazing and versatile product, particularly for this time of year you can mix this with your moisturiser to help with dry skin, also works wonders for chapped lips and dry hands. Following on from that I am absolutely loving Lilash – I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to achieve longer and fuller lashes without having semi-permanent lash extensions, and finally Illamasqua Skin Base foundation, I love it. I use it on most of my clients – buildable coverage suitable for most skin types and it photographs beautifully.
MAKEUP TRENDS TO LOOK OUR FOR IN 2017:
Bold lips, glossy lips and dewy skin. Also fuller brows are still on trend for this year and watch out for an array of coloured mascaras coming your way!
FAVOURITE DAY OF THE WEEK AND WHY:
I love Sunday’s I usually work Monday to Saturday so my Sunday usually is my one day of rest!
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