Hi loves! It’s been a minute since my last post, it literally feels like I last posted yesterday, turns out it wasn’t yesterday, but in September, WHAT?! Can someone explain to me why/how time slips by us so quickly? I guess somebody got a wee bit lazy (not me) haha kidding! I am back with some new exciting things to come this year, starting with a recap of my experience at the Samer Khouzami Masterclass PLUS an exclusive interview with the mastermind himself.
SO, let me start off by telling you, this class was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Not only did I have the opportunity to sit in a class & be taught by one of the best artists in the world, but I also had the pleasure of being one of his models. And might I add, my face had never looked so flawless, I was BEAT.
The event was hosted by Clockwork Events at the Marriott Hotel here in Melbourne, where over 50 artists, including myself, came together to learn the secrets of the trade from one of the best. We were seated in rows in one of the main events rooms & given paper & face charts to take notes, while we taking everything in. Photography was prohibited while he was teaching, which of course is understandable, because seriously what would be the point of teaching classes if they were going to be recorded & posted all over the net? Exactly, there wouldn’t be much of a point haha. Samer was very open about sharing his techniques with us, poured it all out & was very keen to answer all of our questions. He was very in depth taking his time to explain everything he was doing, the process from beginning to end. He talked us through his famous contouring & highlighting techniques, through to his renowned glamorous smokey eyes & even touched base on editorial makeup. The class had a total of 3 different looks on 3 different models, which were, natural, bridal & editorial. Each look was different & unique in its own way, it was great to see the different techniques used to create these fabulous looks. I met so many amazing fellow Melbourne artists & each one was amazing & talented in their own way, it was so inspiring to see & meet everyone & have made some amazing longterm friends!
Overall, it was an amazing event hosted by some amazing people, many thanks to everyone at Clockwork Events who were so kind & fun to be around, really appreciated how professionally everything was handled & down to earth everyone was! Already looking forward to the next event here in Melbourne, who will I be seeing at the next Samer Khouzami Masterclass?
Many thanks to all the companies who sponsored the event:
Egyptian Queen Hair Extensions
Advanced Staging Productions
INTERVIEW WITH SAMER KHOUZAMI
How does it feel being back home after travelling the world for so long?!
I missed home so much the year that passed and getting back after my long traveling hours was overwhelming. However, visiting lovely countries all over the world and meeting talented make up artists was worth it.
How did it feel meeting so many women & men around the world who idolise you?
It is a wonderful feeling to know that I am actually inspiring people to achieve and to determine and also giving them my skills and experience of make up
Coming from a background in Graphic design, how did you discover your love for makeup?
It all happened by coincidence when I found out my talent and worked hard to develop it into something professional.
What inspired you to pursue it?
I fell in love with make up and being someone who loves perfection and love to see women beautiful was my main inspiration in addition to being into fashion and into the whole industry.
Was there ever a moment where you doubted yourself & wanted to give up?
I had experienced so much of these moments but my will and determination always overcame the doubt.
You said in your Masterclass that you are inspired by many things, art, music, nature, people. What has been to date, the thing that has inspired you most?
What inspired me the most is people and especially women’s faces and characters. When you look at a face and get to see its beautiful small details this is when you get inspired the most.
When you’re feeling down or stressed out, is there a song that always puts you in a good mood?
Well yes I love music and it always brings me good vibes. There’s no specific song for all times but when I love a song I keep on listening to it until I fall inlove with another.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be & why?
If I had to choose it will be london because it brings me good vibes and good energy. It is the center of the world with many facilities and lovely people.
Out of all the countries you visited on your tour, which one was your favourite?
I truly loved all the countries I have visited but Brazil’s experience was one of a kind and especially that i was a guest of honor for the beauty congress and got to know how much I was loved by the people there which gave me motivation to pursue my work and gave me a huge sense on responsibility.
If you had the opportunity to do makeup on any person you wanted, who would you choose & why?
This special person would be Queen Elizabeth since she has a very special character and women with characters attract me alot in addition to her age since I am more into doing make up for mature and wise women.
What is the best advice you can give to someone wanting to pursue a career in makeup?
Believe in yourself. Have confidence in your talent. Never stop learning.
Everyone should be determined to achieve what he/she seeks for. They can work on learning how to see the technical details and be aware of the difference between each face and the other and recognize its beautiful details
What can we expect in your next World Tour?
It will be a total new experience with new techniques and secrets of make up. Expect this year’s tour to be more advanced and much more inspiring from last year.
Here are some fun photos from the event & with some of the amazing girls I met: