This is a great behind the scenes interview with Fashion Makeup Artist James Vincent – Fantastic Product and Technique tips and tricks … great article James
James is responsible for the beautiful looks showcased at the International Makeup show, runways around the world and celebs like Lady Gaga and Jane Fonda just to name a few
Q: Can you tell us more about the trends that inspired you for the Ashton Michael Runway?
A: The theme of the collection was “Black Art” so I wanted depth and intensity while keeping it minimal. One of the easiest way to get this was using OCC lip tars because they are so intense in color.
Q: Did you do any highlighting and contouring on the models? If so what products did you use?
A: Yes, I focused on contouring with no highlighting for a more natural look. I used Kevin Aucoin Sculpting powder to achieve this look.
Q: What are your top go-to beauty products?
(1) Kevin Aucoin skin enhancer foundation, which is versatile. You can get sheer coverage from it or build for a full coverage look.
(2) Lip tars are super versatile. You can use them on the eyes, lips and cheeks.
(3) Nars Multiples blush which gives you the right kiss of color to your cheeks.
Photo Credit: Kraseybeauty.com, NARS multiples at Sephora $39
Q: When watching some of your tutorials you speak a lot about how to achieve a great eyebrow. What do you think about the new eyebrow epidemic that’s taking over these beautiful faces?
A: The brows now are more full and fluffier but I do see that people are placing more attention on the eyebrows. You must know your product that you’re using and stay away from the ‘makeup counter’ eyebrow. We don’t see those on the runways so you must try to keep your brows looking modern in a sense.
Q: What is your favorite eyebrow product to use?
A: Anastasia’s brow point, which is great for sketching in your brow and individual hairs.
Photo Credit: Ms. WhipAppeal
James keyed the show “Boy Meets Girl” by Stacey Igel as well. We got to see a new fun look from James that he created with fun colors.
Q: What was your goal with executing the makeup for “Boy Meets Girl”?
A: I wanted it to be fun and flirty with a pop of color, which reflects Stacey Igel.
Q: What is your favorite red lipstick?
A: Well, I love ‘Lady Danger’ and ‘Ruby Woo’ by MAC. I also love Stalker by OCC but I grew up on red colored lipsticks from Revlon, which can do the job as well.
Photo credit: drugstore.com, Revlon Really Red lipstick can be found for under $8 uyour local drug store.
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I can “high five” his red lippie choices as MAC Ruby Woo and Lady Danger are a staple kit “must have” for me too. Great lippies which I would definately recommend for long lasting vibrant colour middle of the road price lipsticks
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