WE have all heard how vital it’s to remain true to ourselves. To be comfy in our skins and embrace our individuality. For a satisfying and wholesome life, this sentiment rings true. But make-up artist Stephy Thin proves it is usually doable to achieve one by way of always creating and reinventing your self. Thin is an internet make-up creator who transforms herself into well-liked characters on her social platforms. From the notorious socialite Cruella to the villainous Venom, the Kuala Lumpur-born creator takes on totally different character appears to be like on a weekly foundation for her on-line viewers. “My boyfriend is a photographer who enjoys travelling,’’ says the skilled make-up artist. “I began guaranteeing that I’m at all times dressed for any event. I wished to look my greatest in each picture. And that slowly led me to what I’m doing now.” Thin holds a level in make-up and started her profession as a bridal make-up artist, placing on colors on brides for the previous 5 years. She hopes that her on-line work will ultimately lead her to her ambition of being a high-fashion make-up artist. What is your favorite character look and why? I don’t assume there may be any explicit look that’s my favorite. I put my coronary heart and soul into each look. In reality, there’s a lot of preparation that goes behind the scenes. The concepts really don’t come very simply to me. Hence each character marks a brand new expertise and development as a person and make-up artist. Walk us by way of your preparation course of. For each make-up task, I start by scrolling by way of social media. For occasion, I am going on Instagram to get inspiration from the fashionable artists I observe. By their work, it evokes some concepts and helps me get an concept of the make-up preparation for the day. As a make-up artist, I consider preparation is essential as each single theme and make-up have totally different cosmetics and materials. What is one make-up product you should have? I want my lipstick. I’m not in a position to work with out it. Though I work with lots of cosmetics merchandise, lipstick makes my character look extra enthusiastic. It is sort of a soul of make-up to me. How do you often decide your make-up merchandise? Before I select, I am going by way of buyer opinions. I prefer to know if the product is de facto dependable earlier than buying it. Once I do, I’ll head to the bodily retailer and take a look at the pattern to make sure it’s protected and comfy on my pores and skin. I believe this is essential. In reality, there haven’t been any allergic reactions to the merchandise that I’ve tried because of this. What are some issues you desire to purchasers to know earlier than working with you? I believe communication between a consumer and a make-up artist is vital. For occasion, I prefer to construct a communicative relationship with my purchasers. For each task as a bridal make-up artist, I prefer to request my purchasers to point out me their naked face beforehand. This is as a result of everybody has a special kind of face form and scale. This can be to make sure that the product is appropriate for the consumer’s pores and skin. As talked about earlier, security and warning are the principle ethics of my work. So, I believe there might be extra communication between the consumer and the make-up artist. It helps smoothen the working course of as purchasers even have their very own concept for themselves. Who are some of your magnificence gurus you might be impressed by? I look as much as folks like James Charles and Keilidh Muaa. I believe their concepts are fairly refreshing. Aside from them, I additionally look as much as folks like Bearbrickjia, Flora Borsi, Desiree Mattson, and Laura H Rubin. I fairly like their content material and appears. What are your plans for the longer term? I hope to hitch a make-up competitors. To today, I’ve not been in a position to take part in any competitions for make-up artists or magnificence creators. So as soon as Covid is over, I hope to hitch one. Apart from that, I hope to attempt to discover extra make-up appears to be like!