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Makeup secrets from a professional – beyond the surface

Margaret Mackenzie has been working as a professional makeup artist for five years, with a background from both the Napolean Perdis academy and oAC makeup. In part four of our four - part series, Margaret takes time out from her busy schedule to give some expert advice on the meaning of makeup.

What is in your makeup bag?

I have the following with me everywhere:

  • Baby wipes

  • Eyelash Curler

  • Fresh mascara.

  • Brow shader/pencil

  • Concealer ?Two-in-ones are so handy., I’m a big fan of compacts which contain bronzers and blushers. I also love lip/cheek tints.

What do you love about makeup? What do you think the best thing about makeup is?

I love how makeup can boost your confidence. However it’s not the quantity, but the way we use the products to express our mood and personality which inspires me. For example, a corporate woman who wants to convey strength and power can do so with a strong lip colour.

Just as you dress professionally, so your make up can reflect that professionalism as well. Makeup has the ability to make you look and feel like a completely different person. It’s a way to conceal flaws, but also a way to enhance your natural assets, and that’s what I love about it the most

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