All photos by Jessy Plume (unless noted otherwise)
photo by Isaac Madera
Palm Springs native-turned Los Angeles area based Candace Garcia has lent her talents of making people over to various fashion related, commercial, and live performance projects over her course as a make-up artist. Over the month of September she’ll be sharing some insight on the world of make-up and bringing us some of her own beauty tips!
TRAFFIK: How did you get involved with doing make-up and why?
CG: Growing up I always had loved make-up. When I joined my high school dance team I always did my make-up fun and creative. Then a lot of other dance team members and other girls at school liked it. So I often times practiced and did make-up for performances and proms etc. It makes me feel great when I can apply make-up to make someone feel great about they’re look or appearance. I’m proud of the art I do and it’s always seemed to help me express myself.
TRAFFIK:What are some of the various projects/shoots you have done make-up for?
CG: I have done make-up for a range of every day things to more stylized professional projects including: fashion shows, brides, Halloween, commercials, print work, snap shots, prom, as well as personal lessons.
TRAFFIK:What type of scenarios/situations (TV, commercial, fashion show/runway, photo shoots, etc.) do you most like doing make-up for?
CG: I love all make-up in general, but I especially love photo shoots. I admire photography and love being involved in the shoot. It’s great to work with different models & photographers because everyone has their own ideas, styles, amd way of working things. (more…)
Ever wonder how all that glitter stays on without flaking all over your cheekbones and under your eyes?
The trick is simple and easy.
When using a loose glittershadow use concealer as a base so it has something to stick to.
You can grab a small concealer brush and dip it in your concealer of choice. I prefer to use Lorac or Bobbi Brown concealer, which come in a small, easy to always have with ya pod.
Smooth concealer over the entire lid, or in the places you want to the shadow to go. With a shadow brush, dip in the lose glitter shadow and place on top of the concealer. The concealer acts as a glue so the glitter will stick to it.
Brush: Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer Brush: $19 (Sephora exclusive)
Concealer: Lorac $18
Loose glitter shadow: Mac Glitter $19.00