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The Most

Dec 17, 2020

Calling into the loft is truly original, mould-breaking make-up artist Cécile Paravina. Hear Dominique and Cécile go all the way back as the prodigious MUA remembers going from not realizing make-up could be a career to her shooting with Hannelore Knuts for Vogue with legendary stylist Patti Wilson & landing POP Magazine, Interview, Numéro & 032C cover shoots as well as FENTY and Amina Muaddi campaigns plus being shortlisted by the British Fashion Council as one of the 50 most exciting young creatives worldwide. Cécile talks growing up isolated in a tiny border village in France to her first obsessions with faces and the clever way she studied the fashion runways of the aughts for the low-down on the make-up used by masters like Pat McGrath. She discusses the Internet being her first escape to find like-minded souls to taking the plunge & enrolling at Belgium’s finest fashion schools La Cambre and the Fashion Department of The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp Cécile shares how she dealt with academic setbacks - while wearing a full beat to class, of course - and how experimenting with make-up, motivated partly by frustration, and following her gut going against doubts from friends and parents alike lead her to where she is now. She talks about the significance of getting make-up right for Black models and those of colour and also doles out hard-learned tips for the perfect bleached eyebrow. 

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