Today we had the pleasure of meeting Natasha Zaki who recently moved to Dubai and has a wealth of experience in fashion and beauty having worked with the Godmother of all make up artists, Pat McGrath, the legend in the international fashion arena. We welcome Natasha and look forward to collaborating with her on future projects and workshops and of course beauty posts! (Of course if you have any questions for Natasha, send us an email and we’ll get you the beauty advice you request).
SO: Natasha, Tell us a bit about yourself and how did you get started?
NZ: My passion for makeup started when I saw 10. My mother was obsessed with lipsticks and had a draw full of them – she used to buy one every time we went shopping! I knew I wanted to become a make up artist and went against the normal university path to do a high fashion photographic and media makeup course at The London School of Beauty and Makeup. I gained a lot of experience by working for Mac cosmetics and was also chosen as a backstage artist for their events and shows. My first EVER fashion show was with Pat McGrath for Aquascutumn. Assisting Pat on all of her shows gained me the most respect in my field.
SO: Career highlights so far?
NZ: Being escorted on a motorbike through the bustling streets of Paris to arrive Backstage at the Galliano fashion show.
SO: How would you describe the look you feel you do the best?
NZ: The look I do best is the perfect natural dewy skin and contour.
SO: Favourite summer make up tips?
NZ: Summer makeup tips – always use factor 50 no matter what! Use benefit primer if you suffer from oily skin in the heat and switch to an oil free foundation.
SO: Favourite products you can’t live without?
NZ: I can’t live without Tom Ford Bronzer, Tom Ford eyeshadow palettes and Illamasqua foundation.
SO: Favourite models?
NZ: My Favourite models are the ones with the best personality to match their looks so far Cara Delevingne has both for me!
SO: Fashion icons in your opinion?
NZ: My fashion Icon is Queen Rania of Jordan she is effortlessly beautiful and elegantly glam.
SO: What do you like about living and working in Dubai?
NZ: Since moving to Dubai i feel it is so glamorous compared to that edgy London look so I have really enjoyed the kind of shoots that I have done here. I do a real mixture of work both high fashion and personal make overs – I love both. My family moved here with me and we all love it and enjoy exploring all the new restaurants and hot spots!
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