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Most importantly, she took home the title of being the youngest winner of the Golden Mask Award in 2013 for Make-up Art and at the Professional National Makeup Awards in 2011 for best studio shoot and overall winner. Pretty accomplished eh? Might I also mention that she was the Lead makeup artist for London Fashion Week and is the current editor of Phoenix Magazine?
To find out more about Lan and to see her amazing portfolio click here
*The questions and answers have been condensed for the sake of concision for the blog post*
L: Hi, very nice to meet you! Yes, those were very exciting projects indeed. I not only do those, but also do wedding photos, and all the other typical types of makeup application actually, it’s just that people rather see the more extravagant ones on your portfolio.
S&A: Definitely! Was so blown away by them. Did you always want to be a Makeup Artist?
L: I never actually knew being a makeup artist was a job at first, haha! When I first started out, as many do, it was more of a hobby. And when I found out people do this for a living, I thought, hey! I want to do that too!
A: As a makeup artist, you must have many makeup tricks up your sleeve! I would like to ask, especially, that yesterday you applied an amazing coat of mascara to the top of my lashes yesterday for the night look, why didn’t you apply any at the bottom?
L: I’ve done those before and really like them. Besides the hassle of having to take particularly good care of them, you can look amazing all the time with so little effort. The biggest problem though, is that once you do it, you have to do it all the time – it’s addictive!
S: I heard horror stories of eyelash extensions eventually causing the user’s own eyelashes to fall out as well!
L: Yes it definitely happens, and sometimes its unfortunate because some may use glue which isn’t as good or safe and it ends up hurting the eyes as well. Personally, I create my own eyelash extensions with fake individual lashes and they can last for a week.
S&A: NO WAY! How do you do that!?
L: Have you heard of DUO eyelash glue? It’s truly amazing. I carefully stick the lashes on in place with the glue, and I take care of my eyes the same way I do with eyelash extensions (not getting in direct contact with water when I shower, washing around my eyes when I cleanse my face) and they can stay for up to a week!
S: Does this hurt your eyes in the long run?
L: Not at all. I’ve done it a few times and I’m perfectly fine. Of course, getting the technique down pat is the way to go first. I suggest getting the hang of it for one-offs before going in for the long haul.
S: And if you do that, are you not able to wear eye makeup, in case you remove it and the glue comes off too?
L: No, when I say the glue is good it’s really good, haha! Just simply wipe close to but not directly on the glue when you remove your eye makeup such as eyeshadow. You could probably skip on the eyeliner since the lashes give quite a bit of definition already.
*At this point of time Lan is called off for another shoot*
S&A: Thank you so much for your time Lan and definitely hope to see you and talk to you again soon!
L: No problem, it was lovely meeting you girls!
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Karen also gave us a tour of the powder room, where guests can chill out, have a drink, and of course, take photos to remember behind the DFW backdrop.
It was only 12 in the afternoon, but hey, it was an event and a little vodka in our system couldn’t hurt us! We got to try these elegant looking drinks put out by Reyka Vodka with baby’s breath to make it look even more enticing.
Although we didn’t get to catch the shows as we were tied up with numerous events that weekend, we did get to hear about the key shows and decided to share them right here! How could we not start with the beautiful Carmen Dell’Orefice, the worlds oldest working supermodel and still as elegant as ever. She’s seen here rocking local designer, Max Tan‘s many layers of coats.
Showing some love to our college; featuring pieces from Lasalle College of the Arts.
The make up for the Pauline Ning show was absolutely electrifying. I love the bright pops of orange on the lips and eyes, they pulled together the various looks so effortlessly. Never would I have thought that orange would be wearable until I saw the work of Lan. Amazing.