22 Jun MAKEUP ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE PASTRANO
1. How did you start?
I’ve always loved makeup. I was that kid that would play at my mom’s dresser whenever she was away. As I got older I preferred to do my own makeup and when I went to film school, they’d get me to do makeup for all our shoots because of all the makeup I had. I loved it! After grad tho I joint the corporate world but it wasnt for me. I wanted to pursue my passion and worked with MAC for a couple years at the counter, and now I’m back doing freelance.
2. Where do you buy your makeup?
Mostly when I travel.
3. Top 5 Must-haves in your kit?
MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Pencil
Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Urban Decay Naked Concealer
4. Skin Prepping
Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic Toner
MAC Fast Response Eye Cream
5. Favorite makeup brands and why?
Makeup Geek Eye shadows
Urban Decay, they have so many great products from skin to pops of color
Makeup Forever foundation and primers
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation and Paint Pots
6. Famous clients?
Singer Nicole Asensio is one of my regulars. I’ve also done Iza Calzado and Rocio Olbes 🙂
7. Secrets you wouldn’t share with others?
Lips aren’t my strongest point. I’d rather do an intense cat eye or smokey look than perfectly bold lips 🙈
8. Who would you love to put makeup on?
Solenn Heusaff 😍
9. How do you keep up with new trends?
YouTube and Instagram
10. What are the techniques from the past that you cannot live without?
The three points to follow for the perfect brow is always a good technique
And – how to book you?
Smudging black eyeliner on the lashline for a more diffused look.
How to book me: either Facebook or instagram @nicolepastrano
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