Celebrity MakeUp Artist Gina Myers will be in Durban on Sunday, November 19 2017 for her first ever make-up class. The Event is sponsored by Glampalm hair tools and will feature gifts and goodies from brands like Sorbet, GLAMGLOW , Smashbox, IV PUSH (drip nutrition) , Thomas Sabo, Dyson, Sixtythree Hairstudio, The eyelash boutique, Glambox, Hairtux Luxury Hair Extensions and The blogbox.
Myers is also a motivational speaker, MC and connoisseur of all things beautiful. She is inspired by women and the want to empower others to see their own inner beauty.
"What do I love most about my job? Yes… the make up is pretty cool. It’s like colouring in all day long where every canvas is different. But what I love most… are the people. Their story. Their journey. Make up envelopes not only the outer canvas, but also the inner story. And everyone’s story is magical," she says.
"I fell in love with the power of make up when I was 9 years old. It was when I realized that make up could magically make a woman feel confident and powerful, with the touch of just a red lip, or a really good brow."
Renowned Model and Celebrity Shashi Naidoo will be the model at the event and Myers will be demonstrating make up application on her. Naidoo was recently announced as the face of Glampalm hair.
At the event guests will be given tips and hacks for skincare and make up application by Myers. Guests will also be treated to massages and manicures from Sorbet and can expect beautiful gift bags to take home.
The event takes place at the Oyster box Hotel and includes a Buffet Lunch. Tickets available from R1799 at http://www.glampalmhair.com/
A Q & A with Gina Myers
Please tell us more about yourself? I’m quite a homey girl. I love my hair in a top bun I like chilling with a glass of wine and having a healthy salad. But the salad has to look pretty (instagramworthy! :) I also love people.
How did you get your start in the industry? Make up has always fascinated me. I decided to take a year off studies to decide what i really wanted to do and where my passion was. After completion of my make up course, everything fell into place. People initially told me to forget a career as a make up artist because it wasn’t a career - I am so glad i proved them all wrong.
Which iconic looks do you love? Nothing more Sexy than a red lip. Natural face. Lashes done. But a statement red lip. It definitely oozes confidence.
Who inspires you? Women. All women! Every women has a story. And everyday I’m meeting women who have overcome the impossible in their own way.
What surprises you most about working as a make-up artist? Make Up artistry is still not taken seriously by so many people. It’s not seen a business. Or respected as one. It still astounds me.
What does it take to be successful in your industry? Dedication. Confidence. Patience. You have to have a thick skin. Remember it’s never about you. It’s about the model/event/actress/bride. You cant be a drama queen - You have to maintain professionalism always.
What are the biggest make-up do's and dont's?
1. Find your correct foundation colour.
2. Don’t clump your lashes. It’s not cool.
3. Look after your skin.
4. Invest in a good foundation.
5. Less is more!
Which Looks are the most popular this summer? Lots of glitter! Matte is out and gllitter is so in right now. This includes the lips, lashes and highlighter too. Main focus is on the skin being as natural as possible and encouraging natural beauty to radiate through.