This morning we met one of our all time favourite make-up artists, Aaron de May, and discovered he really is an artist. After studying fine art back home in New Zealand, he found working on his art projects too lonely so taught himself to be a make-up artist! How amazing is that? With his painting skills and eye for the overall picture he’s become one of the world’s best make-up artists. Something of a trend it seems as Shane Paish, Dior’s head make-up artist, also started as a fine artist and used his painterly skills to become one of the world's best make-up artists. Today though, Aaron was introducing his latest range for Lancôme - O My Rose, which launches in January.
Inspired by Bridget Bardot in 1960s St Tropez and Meryl Streep in Out of Africa, he admits the shades in the range are ‘not typical summer colours, as seasons are merging now so it makes sense to have strong colours that aren’t considered " summer "’. We’re loving the khaki green nail polish (yes!) and glossy eye crayons, but our favourite is the BB Kiss; a cute crayon in a little box that was inspired by geishas in Japan. Whilst visiting Japan, Aaron was giving a similar kabuki crayon that is brown in appearance but when dipped in water creates the perfect Geisha red for lips. Take a look at Aaron’s scrap book, one of five that helped him come up with the range over a process of two years! What an artist!