Yuki Haba

Yuki Haba Interview

Institute: How did your career in make up artist begin?

Yuki: Before I started work as a make up artist,my career is sales person of cosmetic. My interest for make up increased day by day.So I decide to enter make up school.Luckily I already have good relationship with cosmetic maker,so before graduation I got offer for make up from cosmetic maker.

Institute: Who did you aspire to growing up?

Yuki: Kevyn Aucoin! I knew about him on promotion of INOUI as a cosmetic Brand of SHISEIDO,Japan.Almost as same as I started career of cosmetic, I heard about him from my friend who is SHISEIDO beauty counselor.
He is, amazing,genius,unconventional.He still Influence to me after he dead.

Institute: What are you currently working on?

Yuki: I work for making something cool,beautiful for shooting,giving knowledge of how to make up to young make up artist in Asian country,giving experience ‘make up is wonderful’ to ordinary people from cosmetic maker’s demand using their product.

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Institute: How was 2015 for you?

Yuki: It was great year 2015 for me!!I met and worked with many talented people from all over the world.I appreciate people who met me, worked with, and I appreciate my good luck !!

Institute: Do you have an all time favourite image?

Yuki: No.The image I have keep changing.It depend on mood.But it may based on Japanese traditional culture,more or less.

Institute: What is your creative process?

Yuki: At first,think about meaning of word,2nd image the visual,3rd think about how to realize the image.So when I find shortage of skill to realized the image,I start training or think new mix of skill I already have.My style is ‘just in time’

Institute: What has been your proudest moment to date?

Yuki: In 2014,I join one of most biggest beauty competion as a make up director. Make up artist of my team is very young,not so skillfull yet.
The boss of my team wanted me to think make up design which bring us victory even if the player is not skillfull.I think and show them how to do, coached  young make up artist in short time.
As a result, my team got 3rd awards in over 1600 competitive team!

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Institute: What career path would you of taken if not make up artist?

Yuki: If I’m not make up artist, I Can not imagine today.
My life and way of thinking is changed in make up school. When I entered make up school, I was already 32 years old.Others are around 18 -22 years old.I was at the surface of generation gap, but I got many things.

Institute: What do you think of taking photos with your phone?

Yuki: It is convenient!!but for only as a record of life.

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Institute: What does 2016 hold for you?

Yuki: I wish , 2016 give me the opportunity to meet talented people, to make awesome work,to get attention from creative market.
Especially I wish 2016 give me good days best ever!
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Fatima Nasir

Fatima Nasir Institute: Can you tell us a bit about your background? How did your career begin in makeup?

Fatima: I’m self-taught – I’ve been passionate about makeup since I was 15, and I’ve spent most of my time since then to read, watch, practice, research and learn as much as possible. The interesting thing about learning makeup through formal education is that when you’re building your own style, you need to unlearn what you’ve been taught in order to truly own your work. I’m also a fashion designer (with a college education and a successful business in that field) and I’ve used my experience there to be holistic in planning and executing my projects. I’ve also spent a lot of time learning the ropes inside studios by learning retouching and photography – all of this helps me be a better makeup artist because I know how all the different disciplines are connected and how one change here affects something else over there.

Institute: What is your number one beauty tip?

Fatima: Sleep and eat well. Workout and live a healthy life. De-stress. Some people think makeup is supposed to ‘cover up’ but in reality it’s there to enhance and highlight the best of you. If your skin is in good health, you will look great, with or without makeup.

Fatima Nasir3Institute: Do you like creating out-there looks, or do you prefer classical beauty?

Fatima: In a competitive industry you need to stand out when you’re starting, and most of initial portfolio has been about creating completely unique looks. However, creating classical looks is a core aspect of any makeup artist’s training so it’s not something you can ignore. As you evolve as an artist, your goal should be to master all types of looks, and let the project determine what you need to create. Personally, I like creating something that is unique and memorable.

Fatima Nasir2Institute: What is favorite makeup brand?

Fatima: Yaby Cosmetics. Because it’s super pigmented, has an amazing selection of colours, it’s compact. It’s everything that a makeup artist needs.

Institute: What is in your makeup bag?

Fatima: Chanel VITALUMIÈRE, Chanel Bronzer Universal, Chanel Powder Universal, MAC Clear Lipgloss, Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip/Cheek Palette, MAC Brow Gel and Maybelline Great Lash Mascara.

Institute: Does everyone look better with makeup?

Fatima: Makeup isn’t simply about applying products. It’s a process – what’s your outcome – are you going to a red carpet event or out to have dinner with friends? What’s your personal brand? Are you an out-there, extravagant, statement-maker or a reserved person. Just as you dress for the occasion and according to your personal style, your makeup depends on who you are and what you want. Makeup – done right – will make anyone look better. Done poorly – oh well… :)

Institute: What would be your advice to someone who suffers with bad skin?

Fatima: Hydration, change your diet, see a dermatologist, change your makeup if you can identify something that aggravates your skin. Healthy skin is the foundation of creating a great look.

Fatima Nasir5Institute: If you could obtain a Super power what would it be?

Fatima: A magic makeup wand. A makeup artist’s work is like magic in any case, isn’t it?

Institute: How do you keep yourself occupied in between projects?

Fatima: I’m usually researching and preparing for future projects, learning new techniques and perfecting old ones, and of course, traveling. I make sure I get some quiet time at home now and then to recharge the batteries.

Fatima Nasir6Institute: Who influenced you in your early years? Who is your biggest influence now?

Fatima: Kevyn Aucoin is top of my list – he’s an industry-defining icon whose work I’ve learned a lot from, and been inspired by. There’s also Alex Box – another artist whose work I really admire. These days I get my inspiration from a lot of different sources – I do tons of research before each project to ensure that I can create unique, original looks. As you evolve as an artist, it’s less about following others and more about developing your own style, so everything I do now, I can proudly say it’s my own creation.

Institute: How hard do you push yourself?

Fatima: Depends on your definition, doesn’t it :) I just worked on a 6-day catalogue shoot, 12-14 hour days. Shoots like those take preparation, so it’s 1-2 days of full prep and then a week of a whole lotta work and very little sleep. Being in good health is crucial and very under-rated for any artist. If you’re working long hours with little sleep, your fitness is your base of support for surviving everything. I’m always challenging myself to improve when I’m working on a project, even if it is just by 1% each time.

Fatima Nasir4Institute: Favorite city?

Fatima: London.

Institute: Favorite hotel?

Fatima: Shigar Fort – it’s a 17th century palace in the scenic north of Pakistan, restored over a decade ago. A fantastic place to go to unwind and see the mountains.

Institute: Favorite restaurant?

Fatima: Armani Ristorante.

Institute: signature scent?

Fatima: J’Adore by Christian Dior.

Institute: Style icon ?

Fatima: Grace Kelly.

Institute: Home is?

Fatima: Where my husband is. And my cat.

Fatima Nasir7Institute: I love …

Fatima: Shopping. Can’t get enough of it.

Institute: I hate…

Fatima: Unprofessional and rude people.

Institute: latest purchase ?

Fatima: A DSLR camera.

Institute: currently listening to?

Fatima: The Heavy.

Institute: You can never have too many?

Fatima: Books.

Institute: Beauty Essential?

Fatima: Moisturiser and Tinted Lip Balm.

Favorite website – Amazon.

Institute: Where do you think trends are created ?

Fatima: Artists borrowing ideas and applying their own takes to them. It’s an iterative process, and while you do get outliers where something completely unique comes along and takes the fashion world by storm, usually it’s done slower, iteration on iteration, until an artist is confident enough to unleash their creation in a fashion show or photo shoot.

Institute: Highlight of your career to date?

Fatima: I recently wrapped up a catalogue project working with Khaadi, one of the top clothing brands in Pakistan. The shoot will be on billboards, TV and print media nation-wide in June 2015.

Institute: Top Five Fashion Essentials?

Fatima: Swarovski Watch, Vince Camuto Bag, Bvlgari Sunglasses, Pretty Ballerinas Shoes and Mexx Clothing

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