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When did you re­alise that you wanted to be a make-up artist? It was in the early ’80s. I was in a theatre group in school, and we did ev­ery­thing our­selves, in­clud­ing make-up. It was a DIY-type thing, very post-punk. Then, in the ’90s, I started work­ing with The Face and i-D, where I did a story with Kate Moss, Corinne Day, and Lor­raine Pas­cale. My first fashion show was Calvin Klein. What was it like to work with Kate Moss so early on? I was work­ing with lots of dif­fer­ent girls then, but she was new, young, and small. A ridicu­lously beau­ti­ful girl. But at the time, she was just Kate. She was the an­ti­dote to the glama­zons and the big Ver­sace girls, and we all caused trou­ble to­gether. How do you come up with a beauty con­cept for a show? There is no ra­tio­nale be­hind it. Or­di­nar­ily, I am di­rect­ing. I usu­ally save one item to do my­self, whether The Bri­tish make-up artist and artis­tic direc­tor of Shi­seido Makeup on his break­out mo­ment, the power of colour, and the big­gest beauty blun­der. By Jes­sica Minkoff. it’s a brow de­tail or some­thing on the skin. I make sure to get my hands on ev­ery girl’s face. Is there a con­nec­tion be­tween your pas­sion for food and your pas­sion for make-up? Food is a ne­ces­sity, and make-up is a lux­ury, and both can be sources of great plea­sure and creativ­ity. “Fun” is the op­ti­mal word. I like to draw

for colour from my trav­els and cook­ing, which of­ten in­spire prod­uct shades like the Shi­seido Lac­quer Gloss in Plum Wine. What are three beauty prod­ucts ev­ery wo­man should have in her hand­bag? There aren’t re­ally three that work for ev­ery­one. Women find what works for them; it’s about find­ing a per­sonal philosophy of how you see your­self and what you do. Fra­grance is im­por­tant be­cause the ol­fac­tory sense of things is so im­me­di­ate and per­sonal. Other­wise, a lit­tle bit of colour on the face works won­ders for most peo­ple. Just put a load of lip­stick on your cheeks and you’ll be fine, or pinch your cheeks be­fore you go into a room. What is the big­gest beauty blun­der? There are no shouldn’ts or couldn’ts about make-up be­cause you’re do­ing some­thing tem­po­rary. There are def­i­nitely screw-ups, but the main beauty blun­der peo­ple make is not re­ally en­joy­ing it. M U

Acne Stu­dios Spring/Sum­mer ’16

Back­stage at Acne Stu­dios Au­tumn/Win­ter ’16

Clau­dia Schif­fer in BAZAAR, June 1995in­spi­ra­tion

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