He shares with us advice on how to be successful in the business, summer to fall transformations, who his favorite celebrity client was and more make up tips for my Spoiled Ones....
1. Any advice for the young latino (male) makeup artists looking to take his talents to the professional level?
Join network groups. Get yourself to any and all beauty-related events in your area. Whether it's a trade show, a trunk show, a store opening, or a book signing, be there with your business cards. As latinos, we tend to be very warm and friendly so we have to embrace that and use it as an opportunity to expand your services to different markets.
2. Have you had the "jumping up and down and excited" moment where your representative has called you to work with a particular celebrity you admired and who was it?
Although doing makeup on men doesn’t sound that fun, I had the great opportunity to work with Sir Paul McCartney. Who wouldn’t be excited to work with a Beatle?
3. How does one transform there summer makeup to fall? What looks would you recommend?
Gradually, tweak your look putting aside shimmery summer makeup and start going to a warm sophisticated look with slightly deep tones and rich hues of fall. Summer is tinted moisturizers or semi matt foundations, fall foundations need a velvety finish, try Burberry 'Velvet Foundation Long Wear Fluid Foundation using beautyblender sponge for a soft airbrushing look. Compliment your complexion with glowing healthy glow cheeks using Burberry 'Light Glow' Natural No. 4 Peony Blush
4. You were the 1st makeup artist to use beautyblender pro at NY fashion week recently, how exciting was that and in your opinion is there a difference between pro and original?
I’m really excited to have been the first one to use beautyblender Pro (black) for NYFW as it’s an incredible product to apply foundation and gives you more control over coverage yet feeling lightweight. As for difference between the pro and original (pink), it feels the same. The difference is a matter of color preference.
5. For some odd reason my mascara always clumps up, and its not old, any advice on how to keep it neat and not clumpy and mascara you recommend?
Instead of pulling the brush in and out of the mascara, try rotating the brush inside of the bottle. Then, remove it slowly and apply. Another trick is, if the mascara is dry, put the mascara bottle under warm water so it gets moist. Try Lashes To Die For THE MASCARA by Peter Thomas Roth, it was my go-to product during Fashion Week for lashes looking longer, thicker and fuller without clumping, smudging or flaking. I even used it while doing grooming for the Gilded Age show at Lincoln Center (perfect for all types of lashes).
6. I love me a Spoiled Latino, how spoiled are you and what do you do to spoil yourself?
I’m not spoiled at all as I’m a very simple guy. I just like to live my life to the fullest and enjoy every moment without having any regrets.
and that Javier, is what you call spoiling yourself!!
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