Make-up and fashion are inseparable, we cannot have one without the other. For the recent Joe Chia Chapter 5 showcase, the looks for the 24 male and female models were created by MAC Cosmetics’ Reyo Lim whom I have known for several years. The make-up on the models was immaculate as one would expect of the brand and looks simple but of course it take professionals like Reyo and his Event Artist team to put together the looks worthy of an international runway. I asked Reyo about the make-up on the models and what he thinks of Joe Chia’s creations.
What is the make-up colour theme?
Joe Chia’s clothes are mostly in black so we have white as the focus for the make-up to draw a contrast.
How long does it take to come up with the looks?
One week before this show, we had a discussion with Joe Chia. We had a test run on the make-up this afternoon.
Please tell me about the eye make-up.
We use Facility Crayon Kohl Pencil on the lids drawn according to the eye shape. We applied an acrylic PRO product (Pure White Acrylic Paint) on top of the liner.
What about the lip make-up?
Taupe Wood Mineralize Lipstick available in Jan 2015 and Boundless Energy Lipglass.
As for the complexion….?
We used Face and Body Foundation and Mineralize Skin Finish. On cheeks, we used bronzing powder.
Same for the male models?
We used minimal make-up on them, just Face and Body Foundation and Prep + Prime Translucent Powder (more sheer).
What nail lacquer for the nails?
How long does it take for each model’s make-up?
15 minutes for the females and 10 minutes for the males.
Your impression of Joe Chia’s designs?
This is the 1st time I am working with Joe. He is a very talented local designer and his designs are unique and stylish. I can wear them to work as they are in black!
Images of the model courtesy of MAC Cosmetics Malaysia.