23 February 2015


What do you do?
I’m first assistant to Lan Nguyen Grealis, the head make-up artist at Fashion Scout. I’ve been working with Lan now for about 8 years and we’ve been doing Fashion Scout for 5 years or so.

What made you want to pursue a career as a make-up artist?
I got into make-up by accident, I was asked to look after somebody’s make-up and it just stemmed from there. It was really nice just to see the transformation of a face as soon as you started putting make on them. It’s fun, it’s creative and it’s just a nice way to use my creative flair.

Do you have any advice for people who have an interest in make-up and want to pursue it professionally?
Well I have a degree in graphic design, I enjoyed doing my own make-up but it never crossed my mind to work in this field until that one random experience. I highly recommend assisting a make-up artist because what you learn on the job and from all their experience is priceless.

What’s been your beauty must have this fashion week?
One of my favourites is the lip scrub from Bodyshop, it’s really great for getting rid of chapped lips, especially in this weather.

How do you unwind after fashion week?
A nice, long, hot shower! Well Lan does a massage and I prefer to do a float.

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