In the modelling industry there is undeniably a close relationship with the beauty industry; from beauty models, backstage make-up trends constantly covered at fashion weeks and celebrity events to 'how to' videos by leading beauty junkies with the most perfect glow and face #goals. However today we aren't checking out what London beauty bloggers are focusing on, we are crossing the ocean to talk with Australian MUA Thanh Vo. After entering the make-up/ beauty scene only a year ago, she has been lucky enough to work with some of the coolest photographers, stylists and models in the industry; including Australia's Next Top Model winner Montana Cox to the renowned photographer Simon Everiss. Thankful for working with such amazing teams, she has been able to get her work published in magazines like YUME, IMUTE and Ellements Magazine. Want to know her main focus? 'My main focus when it comes to makeup is making the skin look fresh, radiant and glowing' - the perfect formula for any aspiring models. Check out her top ten summer products you need to fake that tan, nail the glow and book the job.
Beginning with the base; As a model when it comes to your foundation base it needs to be smooth and luminous - these products are going to be helpful for covering blemishes, preventing streaky make up and for durability.
1.) ILLAMASQUA HYDRA-VEIL - A moisturising gel that leaves the skin feeling so soft and smooth. Use as a primer to provide a smooth base for your foundation. Believe me, your skin will feel so refreshed!
2.)LAURA MERCIER ILLUMINATING TINTED MOISTURISER - This is without a doubt one of my favourite products at the moment. It’s lightweight and contains SPF20, so it’s perfect for everyday wear and protection from the sun’s harmful rays. It also contains micronized pearls that give you that healthy glow - This product works best with a blending brush or makeup sponge. Tinted moisturiser is the perfect day to day cover for all models, not too much coverage but just enough to hide any spots ahead of a shoot/ casting - an item worth having in your bag!
3.) MAKE-UP FOREVER ULTRA HD FOUNDATION - For a full coverage foundation that still looks and feels like skin, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation is the way to go! It was designed for film and TV, and is undetected under super-focused 4K lens. It is available in 40+ shades, providing the perfect match for all skin colours. here at IMM we talk to our models and they can't wait to try out this product. concious about your skin? then this product will work wonders for you
4.) LUCAS’S PAWPAW OINTMENT - An amazing beauty all-rounder that is an essential for everyone’s handbag. It soothes and hydrates lips, protecting them and preventing them from drying, the perfect feature for the make up bag over the Summer season.
Give me that Glow - In our previous beauty posts with the IMM models, we have talked serum masks, dewy vs matte foundation bases and most of all about the power of highlight - Contouring in itself is now a global industry however with Summer it is time to ban the hollow cheeks and perfect the natural look as spotted during Chloe, Opening Ceremony and 1205 fashion week shows; The ‘less’ approach is a definite. Check out Thanh's top highlight products
5.) ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – GLOW KIT “THAT GLOW” -For those who LOVE super dewy super highlighted looks. The palette comes with 4 colours which you can either use on their own or layered for a super highlighted effect. The powder is very blend-able and has an extra fine formula, giving you that natural glowing radiance rather than looking like you’ve been glitter bombed.
6.) LAURA MERCIER INDISCRETION HIGHLIGHTER - Not only is it pretty to look at, it’s actually one of the most popular highlighters at the moment. It is a shimmering rosy gold with warm undertones and is super long-lasting. Use it to accentuate your features.
7.) NARS LAGUNA BRONZER - One of the most popular bronzers in the market! It is my all time favourite, and I use it 100% of the time on all my models and clients. I love it as a contour, it provides such a beautiful natural glow to the skin. It’s beautiful for all skin tones.
Make-up bag essentials - The 3 products you need for the summer months, stay posted as we will be testing these three products and rating them out of ten over on the YouTube channel, you don't want to miss it!
8.) NYX LOVE IN PARIS MERCI BEAUCOUP This is actually such a nice palette, and it is super affordable. With 9 colours, its perfect to create a bronze-y smoke-y eye. The colours are highly pigmented and blend so well. NYS makes the ‘Love in Paris’ palette in 9 different variations with different colours, and they’re all very affordable!
9.) TOO FACED LASH INJECTION MASCARA - One of the best mascaras I have used. It’s a tubing mascara that coats each lash with 3D polymers to thicken and lengthen for extreme drama. PLUS, it is waterproof, but comes off easily with warm water and/or makeup remover.
10.) BIODERMA MAKEUP REMOVING MICELLE SOLUTION - This makeup remover is all I use on my models. It is gentle, fragrance free and removes make-up and impurities without changing the skin’s natural balance. The best part is there’s no rinsing involved!
Check out Thanh's work and if you want to see more of her beauty notes and work check out her site - http://www.thanhvomakeup.com/ . In other news our new curve model V, will be landing in London tomorrow - Check her empowering interview for C-Heads magazine, 'We are youth culture, we are political and we are of all sizes'. See the rest of the interview here. Alongside a sneak peak of her work with Francesco Vezzola - exciting things coming for this model.