FACE2FACE MAKEUP AWARDS 2014

My inbox is filling up with inquiries on how to enter the 2014 Face2Face Makeup Awards. Understandably people are getting eager to get the ball rolling on their entries! Judging from last year places will be going very fast…. For those people wondering…I am the Creative Director not the administrator… which means I design the themes, organise judges/prizes and present the 2 days onstage… I dont have anything to do with the copious amounts of administration work that is done by […]

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AFTERGLOW – BEHIND THE SCENES…

“The ethereal mystique of the locomoting Cnidaria” New Work up on www.blackmagazine.co.nz For the full beauty story… click here You can imagine how fun this was to work on…. and the anticipation for the day was amazing whilst watching Iggy create these wigs for the week prior. Below are some fun behind the scenes pics… Hair: Iggy using Kevin.Murphy Photography: Thom Kerr Beauty and Body art: Becca Gilmartin using Kryolan Stylist:Lindsay Rose Accessories: Chelsea De Luca with a special thanks to Elysee Publicity Model: Rhianna Porter at Chic Models Shot at Studio 501 This image from my Instagram possibly […]

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DEAR DIARY…

A week ago, I was up to my elbows in glitter creating a new beauty shoot featuring soon on Black Magazine… Behind the Scenes shot on INSTAGRAM – beccagilmartin All of a sudden I noticed my Instagram and Facebook going slightly crazy. The reason? The ABIAs Finalists had been announced and I had made the cut. Very cool. Being a finalist is a nice ‘tip of the hat’ to every artist to acknowledge that despite days of feeling like everyone else in the world […]

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BEAUTIFUL YOU AUSTRALIA

Late last year I was invited to work with Beautiful You Australia to help create the campaign for their upcoming event in Melbourne. ANY project that looks at our own definition of beauty I, of course, would stand up to be involved in. Even in the process of viewing this video I was confronted with how different I looked then to now (have lost a considerable amount of weight) The conversation around ‘beauty and power’ is something I am fascinated […]

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MY NEW BEST FRIEND…

I am slightly delirious… There is a certain giddiness you can get from the combination of jet lag and early call times days in a row… I want to write here about my amazing adventures to NYC and LA and everything in between… however this will entail a clear mind… now is not the time… What I want to make point about, is in March I was sent a bunch of skincare. This isn’t unusual and boy do I love […]

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SHAMELESS PLUG

For any makeup artist thinking about entering the Face2Face Makeup Awards in august…listen up! This Sunday at @salonmelbourne  see me on main stage giving hints and tips on a successful entry in to the Beauty Editorial category as well as general tips on creating a cover worthy image @spabeautyexpo https://www.salonmelbourne.com.au/ I have also decided to give anyone attending my Look and Learn on Monday -10% off any full ‘Makeup Excellence using Body Art’ class. Bonus!

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TO TFP OR NOT TFP… THAT IS THE QUESTION.

This is a touchy subject. I know this, because whenever the topic comes up amongst creatives of all types… PASSIONS are IGNITED like an Italian lovers quarrel! For those who dont know what TFP means… Trade For Print or in other words… work for free. The reality of TFP can be some low res images 8 months down the track… sometimes nothing… yet, sometimes… Magic happens! It’s for the magic moments that have creatives around the world getting lured in […]

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SAVE THE DATE!

If you said to me this time last year that I would be up to what I have been up recently… I may have had to have a lie down… Or burst into a fit of giggles… either way, things today are feeling like how Shapelle Corby must be feeling now lying in her resort complex trying to forget the past 9 years. The success and results for the artists attending my ‘Makeup Excellence using Body Art’ class has been […]

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HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOURSELF?

Happy New Year! I trust everyone had a great silly season and are all either slowly getting back into work mode… or by the looks of it on Facebook for my 9-5 friends… violently ripped out of holiday bliss land and thrust into jobs they loved last December. Eep. Maybe some changes to be made there my friends in 2014. Yesterday I decided to join the world and open my laptop for the first time this year. After a couple of […]

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