Monday, 2 January 2012

Make up Prime Minister speaks to the Fashion Police

1)Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?
Hi Fashion Police. My name is Angela Gallagher and I am a make-up artist with MAC in London. I also work as a freelance make-up artist in the area of Fashion, Bridal, Theatre, Film and TV. I trained in Dublin, Ireland and have 5 years work experience in the Industry.
2)There are so many make up artist out there what makes you different?
It is a very competitive Industry and it is imperative that you differentiate yourself from others in the Industry. I am a real people person and always strive to exceed customer's expectations no matter how big or small the job is. It is important for me to have an excellent reputation for the service that I provide. If I am providing a Bridal make-up service I always ensure that I provide a calm, relaxing environment for the Bride and I don't leave until she is ready to leave for the Church. People always remember the little things and will recommend you to others as a result, which is what this industy is all about.
3)What word best describe you as a person?
Passionate! I absolutely adore my job and have a passion for all things Make-up. I always give 110% to everything that I am involved in!
4)When not working what do you enjoy doing?
I love socialising with family and friends when I am not working, whether it is a nice meal, a trip to the cinema or a night out, I love spending time with family and friends and they are the most important people in my life!

5)Are you married/single/relationship?
I am in a relationship.
6)What attracts you to someone?
There definitely has to be a spark in the beginning and I love somebody that makes me laugh, is intelligent and has a passion for life!
7)If you was given 3 tickets to attend any event in the uk what 3 events would you attend and why?
*London Fashion Week as it would be amazing to view all the new trends
*IMATS because it is make-up heaven!
*A Film Premiere so that I could get all glammed up and mingle with the stars
8)If you had to grace a red carpet event which designer would you like to wear and why?
Alexander McQueen as I loved how he pushed the boundaries with all his creations!
9)Do you believe blondes have more fun?
I definitely believe that I have more fun as a blonde!
10)What's you best dance move on the dance floor
A bit of Booty Shaking a la Beyonce
11)Describe your fashion sense?
My Fashion Sense changes all the time! I flit between a girly style/rock chick/casual depending on the occassion.
12)If you was granted to do the make up of anyone of your choice who would it be and why/
Lady Gaga 100%! I love how she pushes the boundaries of fashion, re-invents herself and isn't afraid to try new styles of make-up, fashion and hair styles! I adore her music too!
13)Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I want to have my own Make-up Academy.
14)What advice do you have for anyone who wants to be a mua?
Practice, Practivce, Practice and Practice some more! You must be up to date on new trends, products and techniques and work really hard to establish yourself in the Industry. Hard work, passion, determination and enthusiasm will get you there and don't forget to Network!
15)Which 2 make up artist in the uk do you look up to and why?if any
I absolutely adore Alex Box, Pat McGrath. They are so creative and everything make-up look that they create looks so effortless. They always push the boundaries and inspire me to do the same!
16)What are your 3 tips when buying make up
*Ask for samples - There is no point spending lots of money on products that are not going to work. Most cosmetic companies will provide you with samples of their products
*Ensure that you get the basics right - Choose a foundation that matches your skin tone. So many women use foundation to give their skin colour when in fact it is meant to even out your skin tone!
*Good skin equals Good make-up - ensure that you always wear SPF, exfoliate and use a good moisturiser, otherwise your make-up will never look right!
17)Where do you get your inspiration from?
I am inspired by history, architecture, fashion, art, nature and other make-up artists
18)What music will have you on the dance flor shaking your booty?
I love R&B music!
19)What are your thoughts on the Fashion Police News Blog?
I love it! It is fresh, new, fun and keeps me up-to-date on all things Fashion!
20)What advice do you have for anyone who wants to be a make up artist?
Ensure that you research the course that you are about to study. Try and assist a more established make-up artist, work hard on your portfolio ensuring that you have amazing images to show to prospective employers and clients
21)What do love most about your job.?
I love seeing the transformation in people from the beginning of the make-up over until the finishing touches have been provided, not only in how they look but also how make-up makes them feel. It can make you more confident!
22)How can anyone from the other side of the world view your work?
You can view a lot of my work on my FaceBook page
23)Any last words
Do something you love and you will never work a day in your life!
Love Angela.x

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