One of our co-workers from Maaji went to Italy to study Fashion Make up with one of her friends. Below a little about their interesting experience and the pleasure to learn a passion in life… besides some of their fabulous pics :
“We came to Milan to study fashion make up in January. When we thought about fashion make up before, we never imagined how big and important this industry is.
Totally necessary for fashion shows, for advertising and editorials. All the teams include a makeup artist, everyone is working together to create an image that expresses the mood previously defined.
Our experience has been more than satisfactory, we had the opportunity to work during the fashion week and learn how a backstage works. There’s a lead makeup artist and hair stylist, they are the ones in charge of creating the look for the show according to the mood and the outfits. The lead makeup artirst is in charge of a team, because for a fashion show there’s always more than 1 person doing makeup and hair. There is a call time 3 hours before the show starts, normally the leaders show the team what they set up for the look in the first model, and then everybody starts working. After this when all the models are ready with makeup and hair, they do the fitting of the clothes and last arrangements.
Even though this job is fun and creative you always need to be updated about trends, products and have knowledge about the history of the makeup. It is very important to know how make up has evolved during the years, you need to watch movies, magazines, advertisings and runways because nowadays the inspiration is taken from the centuries and adapted to current situations.
Basically this is the role of the make up in the fashion industry. Enjoy the pictures.”
Veronica Ospina - Juliana Muñoz