How to get that make-up right for TNP New Face
Look your best at the New Face walk-in audition with tips from M.A.C.'s senior make-up artist
The right make-up could get you through to Round 2 of The New Paper New Face 2015.
That said, M.A.C.'s senior make-up artist Beno Lim has pointers for newbies.
The 46-year-old, who helps create "the look" a model needs for runway shows, will be working on the faces of New Face 2015's contestants and he has some recommendations for those who are attending Saturday's walk-in audition:
- Come with a "natural warm" palette, which means shades of brown, peach, orange; or
- "Natural cool" make-up (pink and plum).
And when applying your make-up:
- Keep it light - don't do heavy, party make-up.
- Fake lashes are fine, but stick to the natural-looking ones.
- Keep the lipstick in natural shades; avoid excessively bright colours.
- Use foundation, preferably liquid or cream, from your "colour family".
- Have good lighting when applying make-up, just enough to not cast a shadow.
For those who don't like or use make-up often:
- Make sure you groom your eyebrows beforehand, just brush up the eyebrows.
- Wear a natural lip gloss on the centre of the lip.
Practice makes perfect, Mr Lim said.
Getting the right foundation is the first step.
And to avoid an unnatural look - like you're wearing a mask - don't buy the product off the shelf.
Go bare-faced and try it on half of the face to check how exact the shade is.
Apply foundation from the centre of the face and blend it following the facial hair. And don't overdo it.
Mr Lim recommends the new foundation from M.A.C. called Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, which he plans to use for the girls in the competition.
He said that with this product, one can find an "exact match" in skin tone.
But the final touch is the most important one.
Mr Lim advised: "Use make-up to enhance your best feature, but the best way to carry the make-up is with a smile."
*Mr Lim will be conducting a make-up workshop on Saturday at 1pm at Bugis+, just before the walk-in audition. He will teach you how to do a face suitable for casting.
E-mail your registration to email@example.com by midnight, in the following format:
TNPNF 2015 Pre-Event Workshop
If you’re worried, just keep smiling! That’s more important than makeup you have on.
— New Face 2014 finalist Tiara Skadiang
Wear only an adequate amount of make-up. Heavy makeup makes girls look less confident of their own looks.
— New Face 2014 finalist Jun Minook
He gets to work with top fashion designers, hair stylists, actors and models.
At M.A.C., Mr Beno Lim leads a team of make-up artists for fashion shows or events.
He said: "My work is exciting as I get to try new products from new collections before their launch."
Mr Lim said one of the popular make-up trends now is that of the "No Make-up".
"This beauty trend explores authentic, real beauty. It's real, fresh and looks effortless," he said.
WANT TO BE A NEW FACE?
Your final chance to be in New Face 2015 is via the walk-in audition:
When: June 13, Saturday
Time: Registration from 2pm to 3pm
Where: Bugis+ Atrium, Level 2
Wear a fitting top, miniskirt or shorts, high heels and light make-up. Bring a close-up photo of yourself to submit to the New Face team.
Winner: $10,000 cash and an exclusive feature in Her World magazine
1st runner-up: $5,000 cash
2nd runner-up: $3,000 cash
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