Olivia Wild – Issue 8

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Inspiring makeup’s up and coming, Bobbi Brown training manager Olive Wild shares tips for your big day and tells us what it was like to work with the icon herself.

Share with us a little about your background, and what kind of work do you do for Bobbi Brown? I have been a makeup artist for 15 years, designing looks for the catwalk and editorial fashion shoots. I started with Bobbi Brown two and half years ago as training manager. It’s my responsibility is to ensure our artists are the best in the business at what they do.

What makes Bobbi Brown different to other brands and why did you choose to work for them? The moment I met Bobbi, I knew this was the place for me, because she is so down to earth! Our message is ‘Be who your are’ is something I really appreciate, and I enjoy working for a company that empowers women to look and feel their best. To be part of it is something quite special.

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Tell us about the creative process with makeup, where does it all start, what do you see on the catwalk and how does it translate to bridal and occasion looks for normal people? Bridal makeup tends to be less trend-driven. It’s about remaining classic and timeless, but it’s important not to rely solely on your makeup. Take time to invest in your skin.

Where do you get your inspiration from and who do you admire? I meet so many inspiring people when I travel, but what I love most is a woman who has her own unique sense of style. There’s nothing quite like it. Cassandra Garcia and Marc Regan are my colleagues in New York. Her work is next level and he is probably the most inspiring person I’ve ever worked with.

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You recently worked at New York fashion week, tell us what it was like? It’s been a lifelong dream to work at NYFW, so to get there was a total career highlight. It’s a high-pressure situation doing makeup for big names like Timo Weiland and Taoray Wang, but we managed to stay calm! NYFW gives us a chance to have fun and highlight just how much we enjoy what we do.

Do you have any other career highlights to date? Definitely the time I did the makeup for Bobbi Brown herself! It was so nerve wracking but she was very complimentary. Another highlight was having the opportunity to create looks for Andreja Pejic from Smith and Caugheys and Michelle Langstone for the Logies.

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Can you give our readers and brides to be any beauty tips? Prep your skin, eat well, exercise and make sure you are getting the best nutrients. Invest in a great skincare regime at least six months before your wedding day.

What key makeup trends are coming up for bridal and occasion that you can tell our readers about? It’s all about beautiful glowing skin – don’t overdo anything. Opt for an ethereal look for the eyes and flushed cheeks in pretty shades of pink.

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What’s in your makeup bag ? Good question! As you can imagine, my makeup collection is quite extensive. For my skin, I always carry face oil, illuminating moisture balm, extra repair serum and eye cream and I like to make sure I always have a foundation stick, red lipstick and eye opening mascara to keep my makeup fresh.

Can you share any wisdom for aspiring makeup artists? Take the time to perfect your craft and stay inspired. Don’t rush your development or compare your path to someone else’s. Be nice, be kind, work hard, and say yes!

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