Naomi McFadden Dewy Makeup Base Interview

Naomi McFadden Dewy Makeup Base Interview

How to Achieve a Dewy Makeup Base in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Dewy makeup begins with your skin. You want to get as much moisture into it as possible. Combining an oil or serum with your moisturiser is key for achieving dewy skin. Luma's Brighten Up Beauty Serum is perfect. Apply before your moisturiser or even mix a drop or two into your moisturiser. Tissue off any excess by blotting so your foundation stays put and doesn't slide around.
LUMA Brighten Up Beauty Serum, RRP: $39.95.

Step 2: Achieve a 'lit from within' kind of glow by applying a highlighting / illuminating primer next, try Luma's Liquid Light Illuminating Primer. Apply with fingers; pat and work the product into the skin for a seamless application.
LUMA Liquid Light Illuminating Primer, RRP: $29.95.

Step 3: Apply your foundation sparingly, if possible using a damp sponge to keep the moisture in to keep your base looking light and fresh. Try Nu Skin Advanced Liquid Finish Foundation.
Nu Skin Advanced Liquid Finish Foundation, RRP: $41

Interview with Australian MUA Naomi McFadden

Question: What originally inspired your passion for make-up artistry?

Naomi McFadden: My background is in photographic production. Whenever I was onset I found myself drawn to the makeup table. I was always asking questions and enjoyed watching the way different makeup artists worked. My passion developed from there. I was already in the industry and knew I wanted to pursue that side of it, I started assisting makeup artists I knew and didn't look back.

Question: Can you share your earliest makeup memory, with us?

Naomi McFadden: I think for me I discovered makeup in about year eight. It wasn't something I was into yet but I had noticed friends wearing it. I raided my mum's makeup drawer and started wearing eyeshadow and eye liner. It was all wrong for me looking back but we all start somewhere and have to make makeup mistakes to learn!

Question: What inspired your collaboration with LUMA?

Naomi McFadden: I have a minimal and clean aesthetic. I'm all about skin. Skin looking like skin, and enhancing natural beauty. For me, LUMA nurtures this aesthetic. It seemed natural for me to align myself with a brand that lends itself to this.

Question: What do you love about the LUMA brand?

Naomi McFadden: I love that for LUMA it's their mission to 'enhance and never conceal' your natural beauty, as that is my approach. I also love that most of the products are multi use for ease of application with minimal fuss.

Question: How can we achieve the perfect base?

Naomi McFadden: Perfect base begins with skin. Apply hydrating and moisturising products to the skin before you begin your makeup application. Luma's base perfecting priming moisturiser creates the perfect canvas. I then like to apply a highlighter to the high points of the face so you create a 'lit from within' kind of glow. Then apply your base. A small amount, blending outwards from the middle of your face using either a sponge, brush or even your fingers. Conceal after foundation where you need it and set with a translucent powder through your T-Zone.

Question: Which five makeup products could you not live without?

Naomi McFadden: Eyelash curler, mascara, brow gel, cream blush and lip balm.

Question: Which celebrities are your favourite to work with?

Naomi McFadden: I have found the more famous the celebrity, the easier they are to work with. They trust that those around them know what they're doing and allow you to do your job properly. My favourite to date was Kylie Minogue. It was a real pinch me career moment. She was so humble and kind and sat back and let everyone do their job.

Question: What's a typical day like, for you?

Naomi McFadden: Typically a day for me is very busy in the morning. It's important for me to get to set early so I'm all set up and ready to start when everyone else arrives. We usually talk with the creative team over a brief and then I will work alongside the hair stylist to get our job done. The rest of the day we still have to be standing side of set to watch and to maintain the makeup and keep it looking fresh throughout the day until the shoot is completed.

Interview by Brooke Hunter


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