Wednesday, 21 December 2011

MAKE UP ARTIST Francesca Angel (hands of magic)

1)For those who are not familiar with you tell us briefly who you are and what you do?

Hi there, my name is Francesca Angel and I have been a make up artist for over 8 years. I work for MAC Cosmetics  in London and freelance within the Bridal, TV and Fashion circuit. I also combine make up and photography for my own personal conceptual works.

2)There are so many make up artists out there what makes you different from the rest?

I have an edge to my art and I do see it as art. It's easy to to the subtle day to day make up but it's what outside of those boundaries that sets one make up artist apart from the next. I take Inspiration from emotion, nature, elements, even life and death resulting in a message it portrays to the viewer, not just what shade of eyeshadow is on an eye lid, I like to go deeper than that.

3)When your not doing make up what do you do in your spare time?

I love photography and have been working on a few things this year. I love to travel around too, hang out with friends, people watching is also good.

4)What are 3 major mistakes women make when doing their own make up?

Hmm I see a lot of people every day, I reckon the 3 mistakes a woman makes are

- Routine- you often get a lady wearing the same lippy and shadow shade for the last 10 years..bin it and try something else!

- Not using skin care, a primer or a moisturiser. These are important products to help prolong make up and to keep your skin nice and supple and well hydrated.

- Ladies when you want to look a little bit more tanned and opt for a darker foundation, blend into the jaw line and below to stop any unsightly mask lines.

5)If you could do the make up for 3 person of your choice who would it be and why?

Oooh now this is a good question firstly I'd have to pick..

Lady Gaga, her whole image is art and I would love to get my hands on her face to create something mindblowing, maybe around the theme of air or water.

David Bowie, not as iconic as the Aladdin Sane album cover, but just because I think he has the most beautiful face and would be an honour even just to tab him with a bit of anti shine powder

Marc Bolan from T.Rex, the elfin androgynous beauty who invented glam rock by smearing glitter under his eyes, he is not on this earth anymore but this guy was a real influence in my life when I was younger. I would love to have done his album covers.

6)Whats one thing you always have in your purse and you cant leave home without it? 

It's an eyeshadow from MAC called "Sketch" I use it wet and use it on my eyebrows for a really defined brow. Eyebrows are very important.

7)Where do you get your inspiration from?

I look to other artists like Alex Box who is just technically amazing. Also Jack Pierce who bought to life Frankenstein in 1931..very very inspiring

8)Are you in a relationship/single/married/divorced?

Well, I am currently single after a 5 year relationship. I am now trying to enjoy single life with no complications.

9)What are 4 things you look for in someone when dating?

Someone who can make me laugh, really really laugh, Someone creative and passionate about what they do in life. Nice values, morals and really really kind.

10)How can someone view your work are book you for an upcoming job?

You can look at my website which is 

11)What make up is best to use and why?

For me, the majority of my kit is MAC so I am a bit biased. For foundations I would definitely say MAC. The foundations in my opinion cater for every skin type and tone but it is good to shop around for other things.

12)what advice you have for anyone intrested in doing make up as a job?

Stay determined and you can't go wrong. I am self taught and never trained. I did shoots and created a portfolio showcasing what I could do from my late teens. 
Don't be scared to experiment with colour and texture, if you have an idea roll with it. 
Try not to do too much free work!!! This is a big no no we are artists and have a skill which shouldn't be taken advantage of. 

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