Friday, May 14, 2010

First Look Fridays: Makeup Artist Heather Wilson

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One of the reasons I absolutely love Twitter? I get to discover fabulous new makeup artists, like the gorgeous Heather Wilson. We've been following each other for awhile now, and I thought it was about time I found out all of her beauty secrets! Read on to discover the serum she never leaves home without, her top tip for applying bronzer and so much more!

How did you first become interested in beauty, and what led you to become a makeup artist?
Getting my degree in Advertising Art and working for a couple of different ad firms was how I got started. I got laid off from the ad agency I was working for, and while looking for another job, I went to work at a major department store in the cosmetics department. It was very natural for me. I was looking at the faces in front of me as an artist does anything they are trying to paint. I saw shapes, undertones, structures and what colors would capture and bring those features out!

Have you worked with any makeup artists who inspired you? What did they teach you?
I have worked with quite a few amazing artists. At the beginning, Laura Mercier was a big inspiration. She was a fellow artist, and her tips and techniques were some that I was already doing, but didn't know how to perfect or explain. She also gave me a lot of tools to get those looks.

I have also been a huge follower of Kat Aragon. For the last couple of years she has been very patient with me as I have picked her brain, asked for tips and techniques, and she has let me assist and watch. It has been great to watch her grow and flourish with her career, and knowing that mine will not be far behind!

What are your top beauty essentials?

Orlane, Orlane Paris, Orlane Super Hydrating Serum, Orlane Paris Super Hydrating Serum, Orlane skincare, Orlane skin care, skin, skincare, skin care, serum, Orlane serum, Orlane Paris Serum
Orlane Super-Moisturizing Serum

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YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

Laura Mercier, Laura Mercier Lip Silk, Laura Mercier lip balm, lip, lips, lip balm, balm, chapstick, lip product
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Lip Silk

A sunscreen of 30!

What are your top 3 makeup tips?
1) Use Bobbi Brown gel liner in the lashline to create a full thick lash.

2) Use a taupe or grey shadow in the brows to give them definition.

3) A bronzer on the cheekbones and center of forehead bring out the cheeks!

Playing with makeup must be fun -- but what do you do in your spare time?
My family loves to visit the Caribbean and scuba dive as much as possible! Otherwise my time is filled up with my two teenage boys, and my husband of 23 years!

For more information on Heather Wilson, visit her website. You can also follow her on Twitter here.

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