Jamaican Makeup Artist Danielle Aka Pecker Shares Tips For Miami Carnival Masqueraders

Miami Carnival is ready for this weekend. We caught up with Makeup Artist Danielle Aka Pecker/Woodpecker, who shared some make-up ideas for masqueraders who’re within the Parade of Bands on Sunday, October ninth. Danielle is  higher often known as Pecker or Woodpecker, a self-taught make-up artist from the Caribbean based mostly in South Florida.Tell us your journey on the way you turned a Makeup Artist?“My journey to changing into an MUA began on Instagram with my stay present “MakeUpn Chill with Woodpecker,”; a weekly tutorial for an viewers of keen learners and purchasers whom I dubbed Chillers.  Being from the gorgeous island of Jamaica has influenced the unique vibrancy within the make-up seems to be I desire to create.  I’m captivated with dramatic artwork on the clean canvas that may be a face. However, the flexibility permits me to simply create distinctive Natural Glam as effectively. I imagine within the transformative energy of make-up and its use to precise self. Each ‘Chiller’ leaves the chair feeling both glamorous or daring.“What’s your connection to Jamaica, and the place do you at present stay?When I used to be youthful, my dad and mom determined to maneuver to Jamaica, their homeland. I lived on that stunning island for many of my life. Jamaica and its folks have had probably the most important affect on my life, and fairly frankly…I AM A JAMAICAN. I’m at present dwelling in South Florida. How did you get began as a Makeup Artist?I all the time needed to put on make-up as a baby and teenage, however that wasn’t allowed in my residence. Later, whereas at college, I started to dabble in what I assumed was make-up. I used to be a scorching mess. In 2020, when the pandemic started to have an effect on the western world, I began watching YouTube make-up tutorials to move the unending time I had. I practiced what I had realized and continued studying as a lot as potential. And effectively, right here I’m at present. Tell us about your Makeup n Chill IG present?So Makeup & Chill with Woodpecker (AKA Pecker) was born in April 2020. While working towards and studying new methods in make-up, I might submit photos of the look I had accomplished on Instagram. A very good buddy of mine stored encouraging me to make my tutorials, begin a YouTube channel and do Live tutorials on IG. I took her up on the encouragement and did weekly reveals on IG. In the start, it was me displaying off a brand new ability in make-up that I’d realized, however quickly after, I had weekly visitors, different proficient MUAs, who would create a glance based mostly on the theme of that week, all whereas having a glass, or 2, or wine and chilling and chatting. It has been a while since there was a present as a result of most have returned to work and grow to be very busy once more. What was the primary high-end make-up product you ever purchased?The first high-end make-up product I ever purchased was from NARS. What recommendation would you give different MUAs attempting to develop their following on Instagram?As an MUA nonetheless attempting to develop a following on Instagram, simply be authentically your self, sustain with tendencies, and be constant. What do you see as one of many greatest tendencies because it pertains to make-up for Carnival Masqueraders?To me, the largest carnival make-up development has been rhinestones and face gems. However, this 12 months I’ve seen that Cut Creases are fashionable as effectively. What are 5 important make-up ideas for masqueraders staying recent in the course of the 2022 Miami Carnival Parade?1. Book a make-up artist to get you proper on that day. I’m nonetheless taking bookings and have some slots nonetheless open. Book with me through the hyperlink in my bio @pecker.mua on IG. If you’ll be able to’t…2. Make positive to do correct pores and skin prep earlier than making use of any make-up. This consists of sunscreen. Do not overlook to moisturize, and DO NOT FORGET SUNSCREEN. 3. Use merchandise that can go away your face, Matte. Stay away from dewy merchandise on that day. You are within the solar all day; you don’t wish to look shiny as quickly as you step out on the street. 4. Set each step of the make-up course of. You need that make-up to final you all day, so set with powder and/or spray after each step. 5. Secure your gems with spirit gum. Bonus! Stay hydrated! Smile and tek Nuff picha! Favorite factor about Jamaica?My favourite factor about Jamaica? Do we even have sufficient house for this record? Lol. I’ll merely say tradition. That ought to cowl all the things. How can folks attain you? I may be reached Miami Carnival Signature occasions:Junior Carnival – October 1, 2022, at Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, FLPanorama – October 7, 2022, at Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, FLJ’ouvert – October 8, 2022, at Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc., Miami, FLMiami Carnival Parade of Bands and Soca Concert – October 9, 2022,  at Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, Inc., Miami, FL


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