Thursday, 29 January 2009


This Januray started out pretty well. One of the job (glamorous jobs actually) that I did was the men show for Belstaff in Milan. The make up was very minimal and simple(you know men don't really wear much of it, unless is some very creative project..) the real excitement consisted in being part of PAT MCGRATH team!!
Some pictures from the show to follow.

Monday, 26 January 2009


Everyday is a new adventure!
Life of a Make up Artist in Milan is quite full on: most of the clients expect you to do both hair and make-up..and during credit crunch times like this you can't really afford to say no..So bring your hairstyling skills back and rock!

Here some backstage images from a couple of shoots where I did both trucco e parrucco.





Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Make up face charts

As a Make up Artist it is very important to be constantly updated with the trends, the music scene, fashion scene, different cultures. So part of the job is to buy or consult magazines, books, researching the internet,going to the library.
In London my favorite book shop is RD FRANKS ,you can find everything related to fashion and design!

Another interesting book shop is MAGMA

There are also lots of other book shops along Charing Cross Road, new ones and old ones where you can find real bargains.

Drawing sketches is another Make up Artist duty. It just helps to have an idea of the make up that you want to recreate. If you plan it on paper before, on the day of the job is going to be much easier. It also helps other members of the team (photographer, stylist, etc) to fully understand your idea, sometimes describing the image you have in mind can be hard and can generate misunderstanding.

At MAC cosmetics they have face charts on special paper (you can use eyeshadows on it)which are great for this purpose.

Here some examples of sketches I did for the Moroccan look that I designed for Taktik hair show.