Makeup artist takes every opportunity
The begins a new series, On The Job, speaking with people who have unique occupations. First up, we meet professional makeup artist Candice Herbst.
Recreating a cut arm was Candice Herbst’s first attempt as a special effects makeup artist.
‘‘I made blood from honey, cocoa and food colouring.’’
The 21-year-old woman is paving her way into the professional world of makeup artistry, inspired by childhood memories of her mother’s immaculate makeup routine when her family lived in South Africa.
‘‘She would put makeup on and I loved to watch her, I did that even before I could talk properly.’’
Herbst loved to look at the pictures of celebrities in magazines which helped her research makeup techniques and designs. From there she began to explore the industry further.
By the age of 17, she was in paid work as a makeup artist.
‘‘I like that I get to be creative and make people feel good.’’
Herbst loves the creative side of special effects makeup. She is ‘‘self-taught’’ in this area but has studied for a Certificate in Makeup Artistry and is now studying at the Hairdressing Academy in Tauranga.
She has been asked to apply special effects make up for people celebrating Halloween and themed birthday parties, but her main goal is to make it into the TV and movie industry.
‘‘Something I would love to do in the near future is go into Starship Hospital and do minimakeovers.’’
Herbst’s family moved to Matamata in 2007 but she has a very vivid recollection of growing up in South Africa.
‘‘It is so clean, and safe here compared to South Africa. Before I came here, I had never walked on a side-walk by myself. It took a while for mum and dad to adjust to the idea of letting us walk up the street in Matamata without them.’’
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‘‘Something I would love to do in the near future is go into Starship Hospital and do mini-makeovers.’’
away from Matamata, but she remains very close to them, especially her mum.
‘‘If I could be half the woman she is, I would be very happy.
‘‘They have always told me to follow my dreams. I take every opportunity I can, whenever I can.’’
Candice Herbst Makeup artist Candice Herbst working on a make-over, on Morgan Edgar.