This week happens to be a lovely lady who was actually on my course at uni! We studied Model Design and Special Effect but were a year apart so didn't actually know each other.
Like myself, Lexi is now a makeup artist specialising in all areas, SFX, beauty, fashion and also does hair.
When did you realise you wanted to become a makeup artist?
I realised I wanted to be a make-up artist when I was about half way through my university years.
Where did you train and did you enjoy it?
I looked at a lot of different schools, including three in LA. I eventually found Brushstroke School of Make-up on site at Shepperton Studios. I had an amazing 9 months training there with fantastic tutors who all still work in the industry.
Was it hard to become established and get regular work?
It has been a long slog, but I've now been out of college for two and a half years, and the hard work is paying off!
What is your favourite style of makeup to do?
I adore horror make-up! Anything creature orientated where I can put my designing skills into practice. There's nothing as exciting as seeing a character coming to life from conception to application.
Is there any style of makeup you hate?
I wouldn't say I hate any particular style of make-up... But I find beauty less interesting! It's always good to have the skill of being able to do a good beauty make-up though, you never know what you might be asked to do on a film set!
What are your future goals in your career?
I have so many - the first of which is being able to sustain myself doing something I love! Ultimately, I want to be working on blockbusters and be well known within my own industry. Not famous, just the go-to gal!
What is your top makeup tip?
If you're wearing strong eye make-up, go for a subtle lip colour. If you're wearing subtle eye make-up, go for a strong lip colour. Don't combine the two, it can look cheap!
What has been your favourite makeup trend in 2012?
I love that corals have made a come-back!
What are your favourite high end and budget brands
I adore Nars - their Pandora palette is amazing! And I also love Barry M - they have such a range of colours, you don't need to spend a lot of money.
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