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The 7th art meets makeup October 25, 2013

Until next year MAKE UP FOR EVER will be the official makeup partner of the International Young Movie Director Festival in Saint Jean de Luz in France. We were there on the ground this year so let us give you the scoop.

The 7th art meets makeup

The 7th art meets makeup

October 25, 2013

Until next year MAKE UP FOR EVER will be the official makeup partner of the International Young Movie Director Festival in Saint Jean de Luz in France. We were there on the ground this year so let us give you the scoop.

From October 8th - 12th, the International Young Movie Director Festival took place in Saint Jean de Luz, in the South West of France, as it has for the past 18 years. Created in 1996, this festival rewards young movie directors from all around the world. They must qualify with at least two full-length feature movies to their credit.

This year, 15 films were presented: 7 French, 1 Israeli, 1 Indian, 1 Dutch and 1 British. Two winners received the Best Movie award: Brit Clio Barnard with her movie “Le géant égoïste” (The Selfish Giant) and, from Germany, Georg Mass with “D’une vie à l’autre” (Two Lives). The winners are also supplied with enough MAKE UP FOR EVER products to use in their next film.

For the first time, as MAKE UP FOR EVER is the official makeup partner of the festival (until next year), Marie-Laurence Tardy, the head makeup artist of the festival, and Sandrine Vigneron, a MAKE UP FOR EVER makeup artist, were on-site to make up the jury members and movie directors.

Ever wondered what movie festival makeup is like? Sandrine Vigneron checked in with us and gave us the specifics, for women as well as men.

Usually, a movie festival look is similar to evening makeup, though even more spectacular of course! Think smoky eyes, a perfect complexion, some strass and lots of glitter. Flawless makeup is very important with photographers and cameramen at every turn.
But for this Festival, no glitter and shine, just very chic, light makeup for the jury members and movie directors alike! Maybe not ‘everyday makeup’, but not that far from it. 
For sure, we hid imperfections, like shadows under the eyes, but it was quite natural. We drew perfect lips, then sculpted the face with some powder and blush. People needed to look perfect but still themselves. Making up a man is not so different.
Honestly, it’s the same job, except for the lips & the blush. The routine for the complexion is the same: we apply foundation to give a homogenous, smooth tone, we use concealer to hide any dark circles, and  powder to fix and unify the complexion. For women, we applied some mascara, eyeshadow or liner, and lipstick and blush to sculpt the cheeks. That’s all
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Stay tuned next year to get more details on this awesome event!

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