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Interview: Makeup artist Jade Rodriguez (france)
Can you tell us a little about you?
Hello, my name is Jade, I'm 25 year's old and I'm living in the city of Lyon in France.
I love to travel, it's a good way to grow up and make our own experience of life. This allows me to broaden my artistic sense and acquire a more diverse vision of the beauty of the world through all its aspects. I love to create and I try to be innovative, if I don't use my hands I feel bad. Makeup and drawing are my means of expression.
How long have you been a makeup artist and how did you get your start?
When I left high school I did a plastic arts faculty. My real interest in makeup came when I was 22, a friend of mine had done make-up training and when I was looking at the photographs that stemmed from it, it fascinated me. I wanted to go to an art school but I failed the competition, so I turned to makeup and I never regretted, on the contrary it was a revelation.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Everywhere. I spend a part of my time on Pinterest, Youtube or other similar websites. It can also be when I’m listening music, when I watch a moovie or go in a museum. The most difficult thing is to have his own style. Everyone inspires everyone but you have to discover your personal touch thanks to your own sensibility.
What are some of your makeup products that you use?
My favorite brand is Make up for ever, Kryolan's products are also very good for artistique makeup. Now I want to try Kat Von D products and Too faced and many more.
Who have you worked for and who would you like to work for in the future?
I worked for lot's of very talented photographs, models and filmmaker but I also love to work for individual people. Obviously I would like to work for great world-famous artists all of kinds and travel all around the world. But my first objective is to make a great job with everybody.
Any makeup tips you'd like to share with us?
Hmm, I don't know. Don't forget to put powder on your fondation ! And don't abuse of makeup, it doesn’t make everything.
If you were not a makeup artist, what would be your dream job?
Difficult to say, tattooer's job attracts me more and more. I would also like to realize frescoes, but that is possible. My dream is to be able to express myself by any sorts of arts, and to live on it really. I will try !
What are three things every girl needs in her makeup bag
I think you must have a mascara, a powder and a blush, this is the most important products you need to look good !
What are common mistakes you see women make on their makeup?
I think that the worst mistake is to put too much make-up. Because it’s not a way to hide but rather a way of embellishing, of revealing the beauty.
What do you think of the magazine?
It is an honor to find me in your magazine. I am moreover happy to read and to see people with I have already worked. What I prefer in Modellen Land Magazine is the diversity, you can find very different inspirations and influences.