Entries for Sunday May 13
Interview: Fauxlivia, of Into the Palette and Unknown Beauty Blog
I first found Fauxlivia’s blog Into The Palette back in February 2010, and occasionally visited both that and her other site The Unknown Beauty Blog. She’s a been blogging for nearly three years, and frequently tweets about her latest obsession, Fringe. She’s also got a cool feature on her blog where, if you “volunteer” for a tutorial, you can send in a photo of your eyes, your face, whatever…and through the magic of Photoshop, Fauxlivia will show you (and everyone else) how to achieve whatever technique you asked about.
- You actually work in the beauty industry, correct? How did you get started? What sparked your interest in working in that field?
Worked in fashion first in the 1980's, hung around a group of people and starting helping wardrobe people then learned some things from the make up people. Also, been told many stories of many designers that are still visible today. Back then they were just assistants of some fashion house. Oh wait, getting off the subject. I didn't think make up artistry was for me so I ended up wanting to go to beauty school because I was really obsessed with my hair and wanted to learn how to really color it (correctly). Ended up working in hair and now, let's just say, I consult. What got me into my makeup addiction? I think it was in the genes. More so, I just loved how makeup could transform people and how it made people react and interact differently. I guess you could say the psychological aspect of cosmetics is what I find interesting.
- What’s your biggest beauty-surprise-revelation (the color you never thought you could wear, the technique you swore wouldn’t work for you, the product that just blew your mind…)
I thought I could never wear a winged eyeliner look. I remember trying so often and it would end up looking droopy and sad. I gave up for the longest time until I compared the anatomy the Asian eye to the Caucasian/Occidental one; found the corresponding points and voila! Winged eyeliner for me!