The runway inspires both fashion trends and beauty trends as well. While designers have a say in the makeup and hair that appears in their shows, it’s up to the makeup artist to meet the designer’s vision and create a look that stands out both in-person and on camera.
Makeup for the runway is very different than everyday makeup. Makeup artists responsible for fashion show makeup must apply it in such a way that it compliments the model’s features as well as the textures, colors, and themes of the styles they wear. Typically, fresh makeup is applied for every outfit a model displays.
Fashion show makeup is a collaborative effort. During a fashion show, a professional makeup artist works directly with the fashion designer, stylist, and model to create the perfect look. This effort takes a lot of preparation and commitment.
Preparing for the Show
Preparation is an extremely important part of any fashion show. Makeup artists must begin preparing months in advance. Typical preparation involves gathering the necessary supplies including a wide range of high quality products and shades. Brushes must be fully cleaned, and skincare products replenished. Most makeup artists meet with the designer well in advance to get an idea of what needs to be accomplished during the show. It’s also important to ensure that bottles won’t shatter and makeup won’t break during long flights.
After all of the necessary prep, most makeup artists will meet with the designer to ensure that everyone is on the same page. This meeting is extremely important, as this is when the final details are discussed. Different styles are explored and the artist is provided with various swatches from the show. The artist might even get a chance to view the pieces that the model will be wearing. A trial run is then performed to ensure the designer, stylist, and model is happy with the look the artist creates.
Experienced Makeup Artist
Veronica has over twenty years of experience providing professional makeup for celebrities, athletes, and models. Veronica combines her exquisite skills and her unique attention to detail to create a look that is perfect for both print and film. Veronica is pleased to be the preferred makeup artist of Supermodel, Jessica Minh Anh.