Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dear Caroline

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dear Caroline

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TODAY I'm working with a my multi talented friend Damian.

He has had an usual career mix of professional ballet dancer and professional make-up artist.

He started dancing at 12 and has danced with the internationally renowned choreographer Matthew Bourne, first working with him on his production of Swan Lake.

Working for Matthew, he travelled the world extensively.

While working for Matthew he was advised to go into MAC to buy make-up and brushes, as dancers are responsible for applying their own make-up whilst on stage. The first store he visited was MAC on High Street, Kensington, in London.

Wanting a break from the long periods away from home, he saw becoming a make-up artist as a natural progression, having enjoyed doing his own performance make-up for years. He started working in the store which is where I became friends with him.

As Damian had a long working relationship with Matthew and Matthew's production team, it made sense to have Damian involved with his new production of his take on Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray, but in a different capacity - this time as a makeup artist.

I'm working alongside Damian designing the Dorian Gray character make-up for the production. This production will be in Newcastle at the Theatre Royal from September 23 to 27.

Q. I'm going to my first festival in a few weeks and I'm not sure what make-up to wear. I don't want to look out of place. What make-up do you think is good for a festival?

A. I think there are two ways to go when wanting to create the ultimate festival make-up - smudged-up eyes, or statement lips.

Both of these looks need a perfect but undetectable base.

You are going to be pretty much outdoors for the duration, so start with a moisturiser that will give your skin some sun protection. Follow this with Moisturelush Eye Cream around the eyes, the chances are you'll be tired and dehydrated. …

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