Make up Artist of Hollywood Films, Fashion and Print: James Clark’s Interview

Posted on Sep 12 2011 - 11:40am by Hetal Shah
Make up artist of Hollywood

James Clark

Make up Artist of  Hollywood Films, Fashion and Print: James Clark says: I started my career in the theatres of Glasgow as a make up assistant, working my way through the ranks to become a make up designer for film, fashion and print. Travelling across the UK and Europe with a range of clients in both the media and offering private consults, I have been able to create a sense of style to my make up designs that is uniquely my own.

Q: Which type of makeup do you like doing best — fantasy, special effects, or “real life”?

special effect make up

Special Effect Make-up

Ans: With have credits ranging through magazines, films, websites, wedding parties, fashion shows and commercial work. I strive to create the best possible work and continue to be as dynamic creatively as I can be.

With have credits ranging through magazines, films, websites, wedding parties, fashion shows and commercial make up work. I strive to create the best possible work and continue to be as dynamic creatively as I can be.

Inspired by old Hollywood’s glamour and decadence, as well as the people I meet everyday, I am always exploring new avenues and working with people to create inspiring work from the beautiful to the bizarre.
With a career spanning ten years and counting I take pleasure in my work and see each new day as an opportunity to do something creative and unique.

I do a wide range of work from live events and fashion shows to film and print work.  Adding classes and guest speaking as well as being a brand ambassador for Cazcarra London to my many credits and accolades.

I don’t think there is a single style of make up I don’t enjoy, its about the job. I trained and learned my craft in the theatre and now find myself loving the chance to work on fashion shows, there is something completely theatrical about these events that I just love.  Creating make up from bridal through to the more bizarre and gory is my passion.

Q: Can you share your most memorable moment you had while doing any celebrity’s make up?

Ans: The most memorable time I have of being a make up artist was working with a veteran actress of the stage and television industry.  She shared stories of her career and personal life, such an intimate experience to be a part of a legend of televisions life, we sat in a little corner, all around us was buzzing with people going on and off the runway for the fashion show and we sat in a little bubble talking about her travels, heartbreaks and career.  Something I was immensely humbled by.

Q: If you could make up a perfect face, what would you use?

print make up

Make up by James Clark

Ans: For the perfect face I am a big fan of airbrush make up, I think a good airbrush foundation is an absolute must for anyone.  I personally prefer Cazcarra London (http://cazcarralondon.com/contents/en-uk/d86_airbrush_makeup.html) I love that I can custom blend the colours and the finish is just perfect for the flawless skin look, even when  I am applying with a sponge or a foundation brush I still get that flawless and perfect finish.

Q: Can you give some tips to improve natural glow of skin ?

Ans: Drinking plenty of water, good rest and a good moisturiser are the best things for good skin.  Of course little cheats like highlighter cream make all the difference.

You can know more about Mr.Clark’s make up artistry on his facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/jamescmakeup

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