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EXCEPTIONAL SA MAKEUP ARTIST : DAVID SHARP

Featured makeup artist…

DAVID SHARP

David Sharp - Makeup Artist

David Sharp – Makeup Artist

Can you tell our readers a little bit more about yourself and where you’re from?

I live in Cape Town, originally spent most of my life in Durban. A lover of the finer things in life and a coffee shop junkie.

How did you get into professional makeup artistry?

By accident actually. I was hairdressing for a while, got bored and then  I started off as a fragrance consultant in 1999, I went onto become the first male beauty advisor for Lancome in KZN, from there did 2 Miss SA Pageants, was headhunted by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and worked as a studio manager and events co ordinator for Bobbi Brown in Cape Town for 4 and a half years, now pursuing  professional artistry as a freelance

What do you enjoy the most about makeup?

The fact that it’s not permanent, you can change the way you look just with a bit of concealer and mascara and still look fresh. Make Up should not have any rules, it’s fun and the best part is that you having fun with colour.

Are you a full time professional artist, or part time freelance artist?

Full Time Professional Artist

David Sharp - Makeup Artist Do you have any interesting stories about a particular photo shoot you’d like to share?

Currently working on my Pilot Episode for my show! Very exciting time for me, so watch this space for details.

Who inspires you?

There is only one person and that has to be Madonna. She has the ability to Morph and Re Invent herself from one look to another and look totally different. I truly admire her incredible business mind.

Who is your favourite makeup artist?

Kevin Aucoin, Carl Isaacs and Algria Ferreira

What is your most memorable makeup moment?

Definitely working on Choreographer, Dancer, Kevin Stea who worked with Madonna on her Blonde Ambition Tour and In Bed With Madonna! Had a few others but that was one of my finest moments

What has been the highlight of your career to date?

I think I prefer to say that every person I work with is a highlight in my career, I don’t pin point anything down to a definite highlight.

David Sharp - Makeup Artist What do you do to relax?

I take my puppy for long walks and I tend to eat out a lot, but nothing beats reading a newspaper at a cosy coffee shop while munching on a good cheese cake. Give me a couch, dvd’s and a kitchen as well and i’m happy!

Do you believe women should go without makeup?

No woman should go without make up. Concealer, tinted moisturiser (BB Cream), mascara and a bit of lipgloss at least.

If you could give a little piece of advice for aspiring makeup artists what would it be?

Learn your trade and don’t think you better than anyone else. Every artist I believe is good in their own right.

Do you have any tips for school leavers that are looking at going into the makeup industry?

Go to a good make up school. Find part time work in a retail environment, it disciplines you and if you work for the right cosmetic brand, you can grow into a talented artist. Have a natural flair for make up as well, it helps.

536954_538993842819017_791503132_nAre you happy with the availability of cosmetics in South Africa? Do you ever have to order items online/from overseas that are not available here?

I have the pleasure of being The Brand Ambassador for Ofra Cosmetics South Africa and am a distributor for the Cape Town Region, Fantastic skin care and beautiful make up range that also caters for professional make up artists. It is only available online and through distributors. Check it out! I reckon SA does lack some of the good brands that you only find overseas but the times are changing very fast.

Some trends can feel a bit out-there for the average woman. Especially style-conscious women of “a certain age” who wish to remain current but fear looking as if they’re trying too hard. Do you have any advice on some comfort-zone friendly ways to rock the latest trends?

Your Make up starts with good skin care. The skin must look beautiful at all times. Less is definitely more cliché’ I know but it’s true. Blusher is a definite must it gives you a natural flush and automatically you look fresher.

Speaking of age appropriateness, let’s consider the flipside. In this day and age of Toddlers & Tiaras and 20-something-looking tweens, is there an age you, as a makeup-artist consider too soon for girls to begin wearing makeup on regular basis?

Teenage girls honestly should stay away from make up until the age of 16. Still keep in Minimum please! Their Matric Farewell day is the day you see the teenager transform into a young lady.

What are three makeup items that no woman should leave home without?

Lipstick, Compact Foundation for touch up’s and Mascara

If you could do work on any celebrity, who would it be and why?

Stupid Question! Madonna!

David’s work speaks heaps and bounds! One of my favourite local makeup artists… If you’d like to follow David Sharp’s work, check out the following :

FACEBOOK : David Sharp Makeup Artist

TWITTER : @davidsharpart

INSTAGRAM : @slatco

or email : davidsharp87 [at] gmail [dot] com

Thank you for communicating with me David, I look forward to hearing more on your show!

David Sharp - Makeup Artist

We wish you all the success with your makeup artistry!

x missfitz

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Madame Zingara Miracle Tour

What did you do this weekend?

I had an absolute ball at the Theatre of Dreams.

The Theatre of Dreams

The Theatre of Dreams

some history:

Madame Zingara was founded in 2001 by Richard Griffin, it was a quirky 80-seater restaurant in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre. It was well known for its outlandish glitter-dusted service and Richard’s whimsical culinary creations.

Madame Zingara

After 5 successful years, disaster struck and the restaurant was burnt to the ground. The Zingara team didn’t let a fire stop them from shining and the Theatre of Dreams was born, a travelling dinner-cirque extravaganza which is housed in one of the last antique mirror tents in the world. The cast and crew have played to full houses in the major cities of South Africa and won many awards and titles along the way.

This year, Madame Zingara has returned to Cape Town will full force and is situated at the heart of the city, V&A Waterfront.

So, enough on the history lesson and let me tell you about my experience.

I had only ever heard about Madame Zingara from people in passing, and only ever taken away from those conversations that the show was “MINDBLOWING“, and “AMAZING“. When my friend asked me if I would be interested in going, I said yes. I did not know what it involved, but purely went by word of mouth…. by the way – SO GLAD I DID.

Madame Zingara

From the moment you walk outside of the Theatre of Dreams, you can sense in your bones that something amazing is going to happen. You don’t know what, but you can just feel it. All the guests that have been before are dressed up, wigs, feather boas, extravagant makeup and fabulous outfits. You do not have to dress up, you can dress down too, or you could even go as a clown… anything goes. In a way, its a great representation of Cape Town’s vibrance as a whole. I went with a group of friends, we were a table of 13. We kept on getting told by various waiters that we were one of the youngest tables there, and they encourage “misbehaving”. No one needs to tell me to misbehave twice – it is one of my many skills.

An absolute assault on your senses.

While waiting for the theatre to open you can get drinks, chat with the cast members, in character of course, and take pictures with the wonderful props they have outside. Giant lollipops, Flamingos, Hearts, anything you wouldn’t normally associate with a classy night out, is there, being damn classy. Seriously.

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I will not go into to much detail, however, the costumes and makeup alone make the show worthwhile, but if sparkles are not your thing then the show is fantastic, the local artists are wonderful and the international artists are mindblowing at what they do. You may shudder in fear for them every now and then being worried that something might happen because at times it seems like what they are doing is not possible with a human body… but clearly it is and you’ve just been doing it wrong in the past.

madame zingara

The staff were all spectacular, dressed in their own outfits and makeup that was seriously impressive…  every single Pout Perfection reader would be proud. The food was divine… Delicious four course meal was a perfect accompanant to the show. The service was seriously impressive! Fast, efficent and with a bit of humour on the side. (I utterly wish that the rest of Cape Town could take lessons on how to service clients from the Madame Zingara team).

Madame Zingara

The show at the V&A Waterfront opened on 17 January and runs nightly fro Tuesday to Sunday until the end of March. Ticket prices range from R385 to R475, dependant on where you sit. No online bookings are accepted. Visit http://theatreofdreams.madamezingara.com/ for more information.

Be sure to follow them on

Madame Zingara – Facebook

@Madame_Zingara – Twitter

Madame Zingara Web

Madame Zingara

There is a reason that it is always booked out so quickly. I hope to one day be able to go back and experience Madame Zingara. Thank you, to each and every person involved in getting this show together, it was truly an eye-opener to the amazing organisation we can put together when it is managed correctly and something that should inspire every South African production.

x missfitz

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Daniel Radcliffe for “Out” Magazine

Hiyaa Poutlings ❤

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As one of the most famous British rising stars of the 2000’s, Daniel Radcliffe has appeared on the cover of OUT magazine March 2013 where he talked about his past and future roles. We all know him from his leading role in the Harry Potter series, a brilliant epic that is not only for kids. Meanwhile, Daniel confessed that he is moving on from the role of being an epic hero.dan2

“I’ve always said that it’s a long process, and in a way it may be a lifelong one. It’s about proving to people that I’m in this for the long haul, and that I wasn’t just looking to get as famous as I could for as long as I could and ride that out. I love almost every aspect of this industry and I want to be in it, and if I could drop dead on a film set at 80, that’s how I’d want to go.”

dan4He also talks about his recent works, in the Kill Your Darlings, where he played a young Allen Ginsberg. A story is based on a long hidden murder case that brought Ginsberg, Kack Kerouac, and William Burroughs together at Columbia University. As seen by the movie director, Krokidas – the movie evolves about the single case that transforms the people’s lives. For Krokidas, the glowing reviews bursting with theories which circle around Radcliffe’s sexual orientation, and his ability to act beyond the Wizard movie are “a validation of his instinc to pick Radcliffe over the usual list of matinee boys.” Here is what the actor has to say himself about playing Ginzberg.

“You never see a gay actor getting asked what it’s like to play straight — to my knowledge, at least, there is no difference in how heterosexual and homosexual people fall in love.”

Apart from that Daniel also starred as the Russian satrist Mikhail Bulgakov in a British TV miniseries, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, which portrays him as a mature independent artist.

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x  missfitz

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Do you have a Dying Wish?

Hiya Poutlings

This post is not for anyone under the age of 13.
PG 13.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Milena Marinkovic of Serbia had a very specific dyuing wish: to make sure her husband didn’t look at any other women, even when she was dead.

Before her passing, Milena left detailed instructions for her husband Milan on how to carry out her final wishes. Specifically, she wanted her husband to hire a sculptor to create an exact replica of her vagina on her headstone from photographs she’d taken.

She left a letter which said this:

“I don’t want you chasing other women. This way you will always remember me.”

Her widower, 72 year old, Milan was more than happy to oblige. His issue? Finding an artist that was willing to put a dead woman’s vagina on headstone.

“The problem wasn’t finding the money but finding an artist who would do it. Most of them said it was blasphemy. Now it’s finished I love it and it’s a really good likeness. And this way, a part of her will always be with me.”

I want to say AWWWWW but sorry, it’s weird. Good for Milan going along with it, but it’s like, MY VAGINA IS WATCHING YOU FROM THE OTHER SIDE. IT WILL KNOW IF YOU STRAY. COME VISIT WHEN YOUR PENIS IS FEELING LONELY.

**missfitzz

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Giant Lipstick Cube, Anyone?

Hiya Poutlings

Leave it to the FRENCH to come up with a fresh, creative, avant-garde use for a practical product from one of their most iconic brands : conceptual artist Fabrice Hyber has created a 150kg, one meter cube titled 1m3 de Beaute of solid YVES SAINT LAURENT Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in shade 1 Le Rouge.

150kg = too much

Fabrice Hyber (who, its worth noting, is male) told WWD of his masterpiece

“Lipstick is a material that is very supple, especially in a large quantity. The material permanently moves. It is a work that is never finished, which is always evolving. It’s a living oeuvre.”

This makes total sense to me, as I know from experience that the buttery Rouge Pur Couture formula tends to make a melty “living oeuvre” out of my stupid face. The sculpture has just gone on show at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

If you happen to be in the neighbourhood, take a lip brush.

*missfitz

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