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Make-up artists share their tips

2014-10-20 14:00


We recently caught up with make-up artists Alex Botha and Lindsey Swart.

Here's their top five secrets to a perfectly made-up face:

Fashion week this year is being sponsored by Rimmel, so how are you getting 'the London look'?

Alex: hmmm we are doing the 'London look' South African Style so that means pretty natural clean skin, creamy eyes...

Lindsey: No lips, so we don't put lipstick on our models

Alright, so nude face is Rimmels look...will this set the trend for inside AND outside SAFW?

Alex: It does vary alot during Fashion Week season, but at the moment we are doing make-up that is very minimal, a little bit of contouring that you won't notice if you see them from afar

Lindsey: The trend at the moment is less is more, dewy skin...that does translate to everyday looks too

How do make-up artists get delegated to designers?

Alex: Well we all get briefed according to each show

Lindsey: The first night we did the make-up for SIES!Isabelle and we were meant to do Clive Rundle before the show cancelled

Okay so what are the challenges when it comes to this fast-paced, on the ball make-up industry?

Alex: Getting it done on time!

Lindsey: Quite a number of models walk more than one look, so re-creating another look in the space of a couple of minutes is something...

We've spoken about the bad and the slight downsides..please tell us about the perks?

Alex: We get to meet great people, just like Stoffel (the ladies point at Stoffel their newly acquainted hairdressing friend), haha we've all become friends backstage. So it's lovely to get into a routine again.

Lindsey: It's awesome!

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