BEAUTY IN­SIDER: GO­ING GLOBAL

FROM THE BRAND THAT HASN’T STOPPED MAK­ING WAVES SINCE ITS LAUNCH A MERE YEAR AGO, SARAH HANI JAMIL CATCHES UP WITH ITS GLOBAL MAKEUP ARTIST, HEC­TOR ESPINAL, WHO SCHOOLS US ON TRENDS, TRAVEL PICKS AND WORK IN­SPO.

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Fenty Beauty’s Global Makeup Artist, Hec­tor Espinal, shares the trends he loves and the one he reck­ons should go away.

If you check out Fenty Beauty on In­sta­gram, you’ll see that it has a 4.3-mil­lion fol­low­ing and count­ing, which is way more than what some of the clas­sic makeup brands you’ve grown up with have. And it’s with good rea­son; the brand cham­pi­ons di­ver­sity and in­clu­sion from the get-go, featuring women in hi­jab and a great mix of dif­fer­ent skin tones, and it’s a re­fresh­ing illustration of what beauty is to­day. Do­mini­can Repub­lic-born Hec­tor is a great ex­am­ple of that di­ver­sity. Be­ing an ur­ban Latino and as one of the only two Global Makeup Artists of the Amer­i­can­made makeup brand by the one and only Ri­hanna, he shows that there are no bound­aries as to what you can achieve.

On come­back trends

“I feel that what I’d like to see is al­ready com­ing back, which is the ‘90s flavour like brown lip­sticks, shim­mery eye­shad­ows and body glit­ter. How­ever, I’m usu­ally in­spired by the ‘50s and the ‘70s. The ‘50s is clas­sic with clean, pol­ished skin and the ‘70s has lots of colours and metallics.”

On the one trend that should go away

“I don’t like boxy brows like the ones you see on In­sta­gram. They aren’t nat­u­ral nor flat­ter­ing at all. Madonna has dark brows but they were never boxy. It’s weird!”

On his travel es­sen­tials

“I can’t leave my house with­out the Match Stix. Those are su­per uni­ver­sal and you can use them on the lips, eyes, cheeks or wher­ever you like. I also can’t live with­out the blot­ting pow­der and Gloss Bomb. It’s so crazy be­cause I never liked pow­der be­fore but I’m in love with this one be­cause it looks just like my skin when I pat it on! And I use Gloss Bomb ev­ery­where – cheeks, lips or eyes – when­ever I want that ex­tra glow.”

On what keeps him in­spired

“There’s noth­ing bet­ter than hav­ing an amaz­ing boss and mine just hap­pens to be Ri­hanna. And I think that the peo­ple that I touched and be­lieve in what I do in­spire me to be­come bet­ter.”

On the best thing about his job

“Meet­ing dif­fer­ent peo­ple, of course! It’s very re­fresh­ing. From a na­tional to global artist, I now get to see glob­ally what every wo­man wants and needs. It’s amaz­ing!”

1 FENTY BEAUTY MATCH STIXMATTE SKINSTICK IN IVORY, RM99 2 MOROC­CAN SPICE EYE­SHADOWPAL­ETTE, RM2403 INVISIMATTE BLOT­TINGPOW­DER, RM1224 GLOSS BOMB UNI­VER­SALLIP LUMINIZER, RM84

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