Interview with Makeup Artist James Vincent

Temptalia recently interviewed James Vincent, Lead Artist from The Powder Group, who was kind enough to grant us a quick interview right before he heads off to The Makeup Show: Miami.

What is your favorite part about “the look”?

My favorite part of the look is the return to color. Inspired by Miamis art deco and Cuban inspiration I decided to develop and showcase sheer bright color on the eyes, lips and cheeks. That pop of color is so flattering for so many women who have convinced themselves that neutral brown tones are the way to go. No color makes the skin look so warm and glowing as orange and the sheer, bright color I developed for the show will work on every woman and still look natural.

What are some techniques that are good for making the skin ready for the camera?

Good skin is the most important thing for camera ready makeup. A good moisturizer and the right foundation can make the skin look flawless. Be sure your foundation is the right shade and blends naturally from the jaw line in to the neck with no obvious difference in shade. Keep powder to a minimum but keeping the forehead and the nose from getting too shiny will make the makeup look great.

What tips could you share for the upcoming summer months? How can women “summerproof” their makeup?

There are some great waterproof makeups on the market now like Make Up For Ever’s aqua line or MAC Face and Body foundation but for me the secret to long lasting makeup is moisturizer and powder. Remember that moisturizer keeps the skin from getting too oily and powder sets all makeup and keeps it in place.

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