She’s serving some serious looks
The relationship women have with makeup has always been a mystery to us guys. We just can’t seem to fathom how women can put so much effort and cash into something they’ll just wash off within the day (unless they want to damage the skin they’re trying to make look better). It all just seems so ironic and confusing to us. Though, seeing how good, makeup artist Instagram model, and painter Angela Martinez looks in these photos does provide a convincing argument to why makeup is worth all the hassle. Hopefully, she can help with our confusion.
When did you start doing makeup professionally? When I was just starting out, my sister Mandy (Martinez), as you probably already know since you guys featured her just last month along with Andrea (Beldua), is a photographer, would bring me to her shoots so I can do makeup on her models. Do you remember your first makeup gig? Yes, uhm, it was okay, ha ha! It was a casual portrait shoot for one of her clients and, uhm, I think I’ve improved a lot from then, ha ha! Did they complain about anything? Oh no! She actually really liked it. But looking back at it now, I see a lot of things I could’ve done better. I could have used a lot less makeup for it since the model had really light skin and you could really see all the details and colors put onto her face, which was an unfamiliar experience for me, who’s used to doing makeup on darker, tanned skin women like my sisters and myself. Most guys don’t really know much about makeup so we’re really curious about why some women are really into it Well, for me, people use makeup to enhance certain features they want to highlight. Makeup is an art form and mode of expression for me. It also gives a lot of people confidence. I used to almost never go out if I didn’t have any makeup on, and now I don’t really mind going bare faced. Do you think guys should be more knowledgeable about makeup? Yeah! When girls ask guys about how they look, they usually want to know what you guys really feel. Though sometimes, [girls] can be a bit “bipolar” and we just want you to say we look good but then we take it as, “Oh, so I only look good when I have makeup on? Is that it?!” So you usually want to feel out the situation before saying something, ha ha! Well, that’s… concerning. So, uhm, what should guys tell their girlfriends or girl friends when they find something off about the makeup they have on? I think it really depends on how their relationship is like because even if you don’t really mean anything negative and you’re just being honest, she might take it differently. I know that a lot of guys like the natural look because that’s what they see most of the time. If the girl hints that she’s unsure of the makeup she’s trying, that’s when you should give some of your input, but if she doesn’t have any negative feelings about how she looks then I think it would be better to keep the comments to yourself. She’s happy so why even try and change that? Do you have a distinct style with how you do makeup? I tend to go for more bronzy and natural looks. Like how you would come out from tanning or something and you have a flushed and fresh color to your skin. How much makeup on average do women put on every day? How does the makeup process go exactly? EachBB Cream,girl is which differentis like but a I moisturizerusually just but put withbit of a powder,tint that then matchesdo my your eyebrows,skin tone, and a putIt onlyon Chapsticktakes me about[lip balm]five minutesthen I’m since done! I’m pretty used to it. Is that considered a lot of makeup already? ’Cause that seems like a lot of makeup Not really. I’ve put on A LOT of makeup for some shoots and I think the main difference is the amount of foundation you put and the details that are added like, I put on eye shadow, wing eyeliner, highlight on the cheeks, contour, dark lipstick, and stuff like that. But isn’t makeup bad for your skin? Doesn’t that go against the purpose of making yourself temporarily look better in the present but look worse in the long run? Please explain That’s true! Well, there are also a lot of products that you can use to clean your skin afterwards—i guess that’s how they make money in the cosmetics world. They wouldn’t make a product without having something that effectively removes it and helps your skin recover. That’s really clever and somehow seems pretty evil. Hypothetically, if the world just magically stopped caring about how we look, would you stop putting on makeup? I don’t do makeup for anyone except for myself but I do like showing people my work. At the end of the day, it’s your life and you choose what you want to do with it. Each person has a different reason for putting on makeup, but everyone else doesn’t see those reasons— they just see the makeup.