Makeup as an art. Interview with makeup artist MaxFactor.
Vladimir Kalinchev is one of those men whom women are very pleased to leave. Even if they know that this was the only time. The transformation of female nature occupies a special place in his life and in this matter the official makeup artist of the MaxFactor brand has become a professional.
I started at a time when these make-up artists in Moscow were once or twice. And I was very lucky to learn from such masters as Lev Novikov and Sasha Shevchuk. Before the MoF, I managed to work at shows, fashion festivals, filming, at the Vyacheslav Zaitsev Fashion House. And a few years ago he began to collaborate with one of the most famous and legendary brands.
In your opinion, makeup can completely transform a woman?
Makeup is only a component of the image, not its essence. I eschew the view that it is impossible to separate clothes, hair and makeup. The image of a woman is the totality of all components. Do you think it’s nice to see a girl in a chic evening dress with greasy hair and peeling manicure? Of course no. No one and never, and even more so a woman, does not have an evil character. All emotions are always reflected on the face, no matter how you try to hide the excitement and emotions, discontent and irritation. The inner world cannot be hidden even under the best tonal means.
What you need to understand before you start applying everyday makeup, and even more so, wedding …?
I am always wary of the bride, who herself does not know what she wants or wants all at once from different operas. There are three questions to ask: what are you going to do, why and where? Makeup is the mood of your soul and more than a draw. In life, when approaching any solution, even the simplest, you must first anticipate the final result. Therefore, it is good if a girl has a complete picture of how she wants to look today. Wedding is no exception – all the brides on this day want to be unreal beauties, and the “maximum” makeup option may not play into the hands.
Makeup is like clothes: you don’t seem to go out to people naked, and if you put everything on at once, it also looks strange. Photos from this day will remain for a long time and it is better to take care of the image quality in advance. To do this, you need to put your skin in order in advance, and not leave everything on the last day. A special massage works well on the skin, at least twice a week.
I do not recommend going to the solarium on the eve of the wedding. If a pimple suddenly appeared treacherously – not a problem, the main thing is that you can camouflage it. For this, special cosmetics are needed. The main thing is not to pick and squeeze them before the wedding itself. It will only get worse …
What to do if makeup on the wedding day is not like? It was like a trial, but the nerves took their toll …
If there is no time to completely redo it, try to improve the situation as much as possible. If you do not like the eyes, then focus on the lips and vice versa. Excess cosmetics will always help hide thermal water. If the search went out with a tone and powder, spray thermal water on the face. This will refresh your face and help reduce the feeling of overkill.
Sometimes girls dictate to the makeup artist what shadows they would prefer. Do you think it is appropriate here to intervene in the work of a professional?
Interfering in the work of any master is generally strange. You will not advise the surgeon or dentist how to conduct treatment. You should tell the makeup artist how you want to see yourself (this is if we are talking about clients). Sometimes it happens that a woman simply does not feel her appearance and does not know what she can become, only by slightly changing shades and saturation. Perhaps she herself, through ignorance, had never tried something else. Here, the work of the salon master comes in handy to explain and show customers how to do the makeup correctly. And when I work with models for photo shoots, then I don’t care what anyone thinks. Of course, I need to try to get me crazy, but sometimes there are characters who manage to do this quickly. In this matter, the main mood and your peace of mind. My task as a makeup artist is to give a woman happiness to see herself as beautiful.
Is it possible to learn how to make-up artist in a month, as many do now? And even “diplomas” get …
The difficulty here is to find a good teacher. There are a lot of schools and courses, but not all, unfortunately, graduate masters. Of course, in a month it is difficult to teach a person how to do makeup from scratch. You can only get basic knowledge, and some idea of the technique of applying makeup. But in order to send the young master to paint the bride, mother and girlfriend after a month of classes, and be 100% sure that the makeup will turn out great, it is doubtful to me.
Are there any significant differences in the moral approach to business between a woman and a man by a makeup artist?
(smiles) There is, of course, the opinion that a male make-up artist feels a woman better, and immediately sees how to make her more beautiful. But initially, the profession implies that the master, regardless of gender, or attitude to the client, should make him more beautiful, emphasize all the advantages.