BEAUTY IN­SIDER: TIME TO SHINE!

FROM WORK­ING WITH CELEBRI­TIES TO HAN­DLING BACK­STAGE CHAOS AND A DE­MAND­ING #SETLIFE, THE DIOR PRO TEAM HAS SEEN AND GONE THROUGH IT ALL. SARAH HANI JAMIL TALKS TO TWO OF ITS ARTISTS ON HOW THEY HUS­TLE THROUGH HUR­DLES, ALONG WITH SOME SEA­SONAL MAKEUP TIPS.

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Get to know Galvin Lim and Ju­nior Cedaño from the Dior Pro Team, who share their quick party makeup looks with us.

FE­MALE: We know how hec­tic it can get when you’re do­ing makeup back­stage at a fash­ion show. How do you man­age to stay calm and com­posed all the time? Ju­nior: “Be­ing back­stage is an amaz­ing feel­ing. It’s very chaotic – there are many peo­ple and we don’t get to use a lot of prod­ucts, just a few key items to cre­ate run­way-wor­thy re­sults. At Fash­ion Week, there are about 15 of us from the Pro Team in­clud­ing Peter Philips, so it’s re­ally im­por­tant to have the same di­rec­tion as the fash­ion de­signer. Two weeks be­fore a show, we’ll meet to dis­cuss the con­cept and talk about the real woman. She wants to be more con­fi­dent and fem­i­nine at the same time while break­ing all bor­ders.”

F: Christ­mas is just around the cor­ner and that means it’s time to bust out the shim­mer. How­ever, glit­ter is re­ally hard to wear cos it goes all over the place. Any tips?

J: “I think that peo­ple gen­er­ally like to glow dur­ing this time of the year. For me, glit­ter is some­thing you’d wear to the disco or on spe­cial oc­ca­sions but in real life, you can get the same sparkly ef­fect with high­lighters. I re­ally love the Back­stage Glow Palette cos you can get a so­phis­ti­cated fin­ish. Ap­ply a lit­tle swipe on top of the cheeks, the nose bridge, un­der the eye­brows and even the Cupid’s bow. Don’t worry about look­ing greasy as the re­sult looks to­tally dif­fer­ent.”

F: What’s hot for the lips this sea­son?

J: “I re­ally en­joy see­ing two dif­fer­ent ef­fects in the same area like an om­bré lip. I also love a strong and graphic lip struc­ture, which you can achieve with just a sin­gle block of colour. My go-to item would be a crayon lip liner as you can use it to de­sign and cor­rect at the same time.”

F: Many brands are com­ing up with matte foun­da­tion. What’s your take on this?

J: “It’s not a trend per se. You can ap­ply one or the other; it just de­pends on the sea­son and coun­try that you’re in. In Malaysia, the weather is warm and hu­mid and the skin in this part of the world is oily, so matte is re­ally good for tack­ling this is­sue. A full matte face is def­i­nitely not for every­body. Most young peo­ple can do matte skin be­cause of their youth­ful com­plex­ion, so age is a fac­tor.”

F: With the in­ter­net be­ing what it is to­day, the def­i­ni­tion of wear­ing makeup has changed. Is this a good or bad thing? Galvin: “Well, I can see that there are many colour­ful In­sta­gram makeup trends out there and how peo­ple are in­flu­enced by it. I per­son­ally think that there’s no limit to makeup cre­ativ­ity; it’s all about how you cre­ate a look. That’s also the idea be­hind the Dior Back­stage col­lec­tion – our goal is to make it sim­ple and quick for the ev­ery­day cus­tomer to cre­ate out­stand­ing makeup looks.”

F: What are you favourite prod­ucts from the Back­stage col­lec­tion?

G: “The Lip Palette whereby the first row is glossy, the sec­ond row is creamy and the last row is matte. You can mix and match a lot of ways to get your de­sired fin­ish. Lips are a very prom­i­nent fea­ture of the face; choose the right colour and you’ll be able to trans­form the way you look and the at­ti­tude you want to ex­ude. The colours in the palette are nat­u­ral but not bor­ing. There’s nude pink and beige for an un­der­stated look. If you want to go bolder, mix a hint of pur­ple with the lighter colours.

My sec­ond pick is the Con­tour Palette. It’s per­fect for the Asian woman to add struc­ture to her face. It has very pig­mented, nat­u­ral colours too so if you for­get to bring your eye­shadow, you can use this on your eye­lids. My third pick is the Lip Max­i­mizer, which is an emer­gency lip treat­ment. It’s a quick res­cue for any lip prob­lems such as dry­ness and flak­i­ness, and a good prep prod­uct be­fore putting lip colour on.”

F: What’s an easy party look we can can cre­ate in un­der 10 min­utes?

G: “When you hear party makeup, you im­me­di­ately think of glit­ter. And for me, ev­ery­one wears glit­ter. Why don’t you min­imise it by fo­cus­ing on smaller ar­eas of your face such as a glit­tery eye­liner on top of your lash lines only? Ad­di­tion­ally, a matte com­plex­ion is an ideal base to en­hance glit­ter, should you de­cide to wear it.”

MEET THE ARTIST: JU­NIOR CEDEÑOIt’s re­ally not hard to love Ju­nior at first meet – he’s warm, lively and su­per easy to talk to, which I find is an im­por­tant qual­ity to have as a makeup artist as you’re con­stantly meet­ing new peo­ple. Hail­ing from Spain, Ju­nior is a key mem­ber of the Dior Pro Team who is in­volved in all of the brand’s in­ter­na­tional pre­sen­ta­tions. His cre­ativ­ity has in­spired some of the big­gest fash­ion and beauty cam­paigns to date.

MEET THE ARTIST: GALVIN LIMBased in Shanghai as Dior’s Se­nior Makeup Train­ing Man­ager in China, Galvin’s East-meets-West work ap­proach has made him one of the most in­ter­est­ing makeup minds to work with. His cre­ative work is of­ten seen in in­ter­na­tional mag­a­zines such as Vogue, Harper’s BAZAAR and ELLE.

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