Painting faces for fun? Why not? Last week, I was asked to make up more than thirty faces. Yes, thirty.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’d know that I love to dance and that the dance crew I’m part of here, in Beirut, performed at the Earth Hour event. Pretty exciting, isn’t it?
I was under a lot of pressure and this experience was very hectic. Do I regret it? Of course not. Would I do it again? Surprisingly after all I said, yes. It was fun being Lisa Eldridge for a day, and it’s totally different to work on faces other than yours. I discovered that the look I did on my face would probably not work on someone else’s. I had to adapt the whole look to every eye shape. As nerdy as it may sound, it was fun and educational not only from a make-up artist’s (if I may call myself one) point of view, but also from an I-am-under-pressure-and-everyone-is-annoying-me point of view, you know?
For next time, I should probably prepare my assistants by giving them The Beauty Residence make-up crash course and organize my kit (on a table, preferably) to have a clear vision of everything I’m using.
It was never a dream of mine to pursue my career in make-up artistry, but I’d like to thank Lyne Gandour for broadening my horizons and giving me the opportunity to finally use the famous “I need to buy new make-up” excuse (it’s for a good a cause).