10 MIN­UTES WITH THE BEAUTY MAE­STRO

Female (Malaysia) - - BEAUTY BEAT -

FROM RE­AL­ITY TV TO RED-CAR­PET EVENTS, MARY KAY’S GLOBAL BEAUTY AM­BAS­SADOR LUIS CASCO HAS MADE HIS MARK IN THE BEAUTY WORLD. ILI­CIA ALIAS PICKS HIS BRAIN ON HIS FAVOURITE PROD­UCTS AND THE AD­VICE HE HAS FOR UP­COM­ING ARTISTS ON HIS RE­CENT TRIP TO MALAYSIA.

FE­MALE: How did your col­lab­o­ra­tion with Mary Kay start?

Luis: “I was liv­ing in New York and I got a call from my agent pitch­ing about a com­pany in Dal­las, Texas, called Mary Kay. They wanted some­one who’s able to do a prod­uct demon­stra­tion on cam­era while giv­ing tips and tricks. Un­like to­day’s YouTube gu­rus, this was un­heard of back then to con­nect with the au­di­ence through a lens with­out ne­glect­ing the model. I flew down to Dal­las to know more

about the com­pany and that’s when I knew that I’d love to be part of this brand.”

F: What are your favourite prod­ucts to use on a client or model?

L: “I’m ob­sessed with the Makeup Fin­ish Spray and I use it all over the body, es­pe­cially if it’s a red-car­pet event to make sure the makeup doesn’t move. I also love the Oil-Free Eye Makeup Re­mover cos it acts like a mag­net to re­move all makeup it comes into con­tact with.” F: What ad­vice do you have for makeup artists who want to branch out into dif­fer­ent re­gions? L: “Times have def­i­nitely changed since I started in the in­dus­try. I went around with my tiny makeup box, which grew over time and a port­fo­lio to knock on doors for op­por­tu­ni­ties. Now, there are more av­enues that you can ex­plore be­cause of so­cial me­dia. You can post a tu­to­rial on In­sta­gram or YouTube to gain ex­po­sure and in­tro­duce your in­di­vid­ual style, although the down­side is find­ing a bal­ance be­tween do­ing avant-garde looks and clean, nat­u­ral, glow­ing skin. It’s im­por­tant to un­der­stand skin prep, how to blend prod­ucts into the skin and look beau­ti­ful with­out us­ing too much makeup. Once you can mas­ter both, you can make it any­where.”

MARY KAY OIL-FREE EYE MAKEUP RE­MOVER, RM64. MAKEUP FIN­ISH­ING SPRAY, RM75

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