Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fashion: Dear Caroline

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fashion: Dear Caroline

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YOUR exclusive beauty and grooming tips from MAC cosmetics' senior makeup artist, Sunderland-born Caroline Donnelly.

I'M just starting to realise this is kind of my last day of the calm before the storm! I'm pretty much going to be away and working until February 23 onward.

My friend has just recommended some (apparently miraculous) natural vitamin tablets which I'm most definitely going to have a shot at to help keep me going!

My life seems a bit crazy to family and friends at times, as my job demands a completely different lifestyle to most other people.

Sometimes it is hard both physically (long hours, heavy make-up kit, bad back and time differences), mentally (functioning when you're overly tired and time organisation) and emotionally (missing my dog, my friends and my boyfriend) but I absolutely love my job and the people I work with, and feel so extremely lucky to feel like that about my job that it evens itself out.

Early in the morning I travel to London so that I can have a meeting with the other body painter I'm working with this weekend at the Make-Up Artist Trade Show in London. We will be each heading up a team and fully body painting a model each so that attendees of the trade show can watch, ask questions and see how the products we use perform and look. I'll include some photos of our work next week alongside this column.

I then go home for a day and grab clean clothes and a different kit before going back to London to be part of a very exciting event in which I will be working with a team of people for a MAC Masterclass featuring the highlyrespected body painter Joanne Gair who is visiting from the States.

Remember the suit painted on a naked Demi Moore? That is one example of her work. Exciting! I then have the weekend off (although will have loads to prepare for work) before flying out to Madrid for the same event. …

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