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Interview: Makeup artist Pauline Vanheule (Belgium)
Who is Pauline in her daily life?
I am a 21 year old who’s very down-to-earth and is a open minded person. Sometimes I am also in front of the lens as a model. Many people describe me as a creative girl, desperate to have some variation and challenges in life. I also like to inspire others as one of Jehovah ‘s Witnesses and as a job I am a educator/guide for people with disabilities.
Did you always wanted to becom a make-up artist?
My passion for make-up developed when I was about 15 years old. Because I was bullied in my childhood due my appearance and personality, I start using make-up to feel better in my own skin. When I look back at these period I realize that I made a lot of mistakes make-upwise but luckily they disappeared trough the following years.
How did you started?
Because I was so interested in make-up I watched way to many tutorials on Youtube. Then the feeling started to grow to do the make-up of others, instant of only experimenting on myself. After a lot of thinking I decided to, while I was studying Orhtopedagogy, also to take make-up lessons in ‘De Schoonheidsschool’ to become a allround make-upartist. Thus I wanted to learn new techniques and using my knowledge for practical experience.
Did you work on some nice projects and where do the ideas come from?
Since I’m just a beginner I took part in a lot of fun and exciting projects with some talented photographers and models. During those moments I had the opportunity to express myself.
I’m also a little bit addicted to find my inspiration in fashionmagazines and Pinterest.
So you think there is still a future as make-up artist?
Certainly! I notice that good make-upartists are always needed.
Do photographers and models have own ideas and do you find that a challenge?
Photographers always have a clear vision of what result they want, regardless they leave a lot of room for the make-upartist to express themself. It is very great to work together and combine our ideas to form a result to please everyone. Frequently models are more dependent upon what the photographer wants.
Do you work with moodboards or do you rather do your own thing?
I always use moodboards because they a very usable to create the final look. By combining photo’s to one subject I quickly know what I exactly want to create.
What make-up do you use most of the time for a shoot?
Because I’m uncommitted to some make-upbrands, my kit does contains a diversity products of make-upbrands, witch include high end up to low budget products. I’m someone who loves testing out products on the quality because quality and functionality comes first.
Some of make-upbrands who contains holy grail products in my opinion are Mac Cosmetics, Urban Decay and Make Up Forever.
What more do you realy like to do?
Of course I want to grow and I am open for a lot of collaborations. Because I am so young there are many opportunities and I am so curious for what the future will bring.
Do you think women these days know how to do their make-up well?
That is something where you as a make-upartist have special attention for. I notice that much women don’t use any make-up or have a lot of wrong opinions and actions when they are using make-up. Therefore I’m always very satisfied if I can teach something to people.
Do you have a message for the world of modeling?
As is written in one of the oldest and most sold books ever: “Charm may be false, and beauty may be fleeting…”
What do you think of our new magazine?
The magazine is a easy way to get to know artists around the world. I’m really into that.
Thank you for the interview and for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this family now!