In September, I filmed a little interview with Makeup Artist Rebecca Restrepo on Fall 2013 makeup trends. She has been Elizabeth Arden’s first global makeup artist for over a year. I’ve even recreated one of her looks in the past.
This post is about trends, but I intended to put more emphasis on quick and wearable fall makeup for women of all ages. I felt Rebecca would be the perfect makeup artist to ask about this topic.
Rebecca is a native New Yorker with Colombian roots, who started as an aspiring painter who studied in FIT and the School of Visual Arts. She worked as a beauty consultant in a department store and had a close friendship with a hairstylist. Her friends (who were hairstylists, photographers) insisted that Rebecca help with makeup on shoots and she accepted, though reluctantly at first. Her work on her friends’ shoots opened up new and interesting opportunities.
Years later, she is Elizabeth Arden’s spokesperson and makeup ambassador and does editorial work for magazines. Her work also includes doing makeup for celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields and even Michelle Obama.
Makeup Artist Rebecca Restrepo on Fall 2013 Makeup Trends
Fall 2013 makeup trends and more beauty discussion
- What is it like to be representative to the Elizabeth Arden brand?
- How would you best describe the Elizabeth Arden woman, who fits the brand?
- What’s new at Elizabeth Arden?
- Apart from the newly reformulated Beautiful Color lipsticks and lip liners, bold berry and burgundy lips, what is trending for Fall 2013?
- What are your top tips for women on the go who don’t have a lot of time for makeup, but still want to look chic
- How do you quick take your makeup from day to night?
- What are your tips on keeping your makeup looking fresh throughout the day?
- What are the top three makeup items you need to have in your makeup bag?
Beautiful Color Smooth Line Lip Pencil
Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick | some swatches here
Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss
Elizabeth Arden Untold (new fragrance)
Meeting Global Makeup Artist Rebecca Restrepo
Being a woman from a Latin American background myself, I was even more intrigued by her story and work. She was incredibly sweet, charismatic and had such a contagious laugh.
When she recounted how she got to be the MUA she is today, one thing struck me. It’s difficult for me to rephrase what she said, but it went something along the lines of this; when it comes to opportunities in life, you have to be prepared to take them. You just never know.
Just out of curiosity, what are your top three essential makeup items?
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