February 19, 2012

Does fashion designer have to be a good make-up artist?

Fashion designers and makeup artists are used to work together. Every picture in fashion magazine is the result of hard work of a team of professionals : designers, make-up artists, stylists, photographers and so on.

But what should you do if you don't have this amazing professional team?
I suggest you to learn more about the make-up! For sure, it will help you in the future.

Reason 1: You will be able to create the whole image by youself. Clothes, style, make-up.
If you are just a begginer without business connections with good make-up artists, you would feel free to experiment by yourself.

Reason 2: If you are working with some professional make-up artist, you need to explain your view and style. You need to speak their language!

And returning to the title of this article, of course fashion designer doesn't have to be make-up artist, but should be able to orientate in this area, evaluate the result and offer ideas.

Make-up is a self-contained extensive part of the beauty industry. It has its own trends and fashion, famous masters and events. I'm going to write posts about types of appearance, structure of face and how to develop  make-up scheme according on that structure. But before, I want to list the main directions of make-up, that you can find interesting:
  • holiday make-up (evening, a wedding)
  • catwalk make-up 
  • make-up for lookbook 
  • make-up for stylized photoshoots (I wrote about this type of photophoots before)
Each of these directions has own details, I hope you would find it interesting!) And for the end of this post, I found something for your entertainment, Estée Lauder's Virtual Make-up Tool (not for PR!): http://www.esteelauder.com