I was so happy to see your responses to last week’s unveiling of Evelyn, the first winner of Illamasqua’s ‘Beauty Before Age’ contest. This week brings us yet another model for their Fall campaign.
Mairi is 39 years old and from Edinburgh, Scotland where she works as a freelance make-up artist after spending a long time working and snowboarding in the French Alps.
I’ve been fascinated with make-up at a very early age, I started copying looks on myself, icons like Brigitte Bardot, Edie Sedgewick, Marilyn Monroe and Debbie Harry (one of my favourites!) and I loved experimenting with colours and always wearing my “cats eyes”. I love finding new products and experimenting with them.
I think it’s a great idea to use real people for your campaigns, it’s raw and exciting, because age doesn’t matter – it’s how you feel on the inside that does, if you are confident about your look, it shows.
Love her fabulous makeup and philosophy. Now I’m itching to see the actual products in this line, but that will have to wait.
How’s your weekend going?
P.S. Tomorrow I am going to the orthodontist. Scary times ahead.