Bh's Jackie was on TV!
I had a new beauty experience this week. Tuesday morning, bright and early I headed off to the Channel 9 studios for a segment on Mornings with Kerri-Anne.
Arriving with “clean hair and face” I was first ushered into the make-up room, where I underwent a complete transformation in less than ten minutes! I had never fully appreciated the skill of a fast-moving TV make-up artist with the right tools at her disposal. Starting with a quick colour-match to get the foundation right, she swiftly moved on to my eyes using a smoky brown colour in the most perfect shape for my quite-hooded eyes. Then she quickly moved onto mascara (“…eyes up, eyes down now, now up again….thanks, done”) and the top section was complete. Next the lips – 20 seconds to mix a few colours from her palette onto the back of her hand and then straight onto the lips – no liner, no messing around - just clear, confident and shapely strokes to create the perfect natural lip. Finishing off, she applied a quick brush stroke of colour to my cheeks and pencilled my brows – ten seconds each, max, and I was done!
WOW! I was seriously impressed. Always one to the espouse the virtues of a natural look, I was initially cautious about the heaviness of TV make-up (I’ve been accused of looking like a drag queen wearing heavy make-up in the past!)
But in fact, I loved what she did. I was really happy with how it looked on television and also left the make-up as it was for the whole day – even touching up the lips at lunchtime!
And while I won’t be taking to wearing a full face every day, I do now have new respect for what these make-up magicians can do, and I’d really like to have one that I can keep at the ready - offers anyone?
How long does it take you to do a full face of make-up?