Fashion shows and photo shoots require a whole team of people from the designers, models, photographers, to runway producers (and more), but to complete the designers' or phototographers' visions, hair and makeup artists are essential. I was lucky enough this week to interview makeup artist, Jacklyn "Sunshyne" based out of Chicago. She has worked at fashion shows, photo shoots, weddings, in print, film, and tv.
"To mimic a look is easy but creating your own is the true test of Makeup Artistry."
What is your personal favourite makeup product?
Right now it would have to be my NARS Happening Palett;, the convenience of having my fave blush ("orgasm") and bronzer ("Laguna") plus 4 shadows is pretty amazing!!!
Do you have a favourite makeup brand?
I can't really say I have one favorite brand!! But my top 5 now are:
1. Make Up For Ever
2. Cinema Secrets
4. Laura Mercier
What has been your best drugstore beauty buy?
haha... I'm addicted to Maybelline mascara! I have tried different brands of mascara to inexpensive to very costly and I always end up with a tube of Maybelline mascara.
You have such an impressive resume; did you study to become a makeup artist or are you self-taught?
Mainly self taught, but I continue to take classes and workshops to stay on top of the latest trends and pro tips. In this industry you can never learn too much or know everything! There's always something new happening..
How long have you been a makeup artist?
It's been a total of 5+ years, but 2 professionally.
on her website.