For this new interview, meet one of our favorite makeup artists here in Paris - Sasha Lebeid. She does works for our couples as well as our fashion and commercial work. Sasha also started doing workshops for teaching makeup techniques, so make sure to follow here on Instagram @shashamuaparis and stay connected with Sasha.
-How did you become hair and makeup artist and what is your favorite thing about this job?
I always knew that I would be hair and makeup artist cause my family had a beauty salon in Ukraine and all my childhood I used to spent there, watching people creating magic...so my parents weren’t surprised when at the age of 15 I decided to go to study makeup and hair. I would say that my favorite thing about my job is the opportunity to travel and work with talented people.
-What inspires you?
Definitely people who I work with.
-What is your favorite makeup trend of the past or present?
I really like the tendency of natural, glowing makeup which is popular now.
-Which makeup trend do you think should disappear and never be used again?
I would say “Kardashian’s” kind of makeup which all young girls are crazy about. My opinion that everyone should find a makeup that emphasizes his individuality.
-How long in advance should book an appointment with you?
If everyone could book an appointment with me 2 weeks in advance that would be perfect, but I always try to find time for my clients no matter how busy I am.
-How long does it take to create a full look versus just hair or just makeup?
Depends on details but usually it takes me 45min to 1hour to create a full look.
-What does your usual work day look like?
It’s very individual because some of my clients prefer I stay with them for retouching and one shooting can last from 3-15 hours. (The longest shooting I had was for 19 hours). But almost every day I wake up super early cause most of shootings begin at 6-7 am.
-What was the favorite person/look you’ve ever created?
I really enjoy doing artistic makeup, I would say that one of the favorite look I’ve created was for my book, when I was working with different colors and textures.
-If you could create a look for any person from the past or present, who would you pick and why?
I would love to work with Natalia Vodianova, she is very inspiring for me and I know that she is demanding about makeup artists so that would be a good challenge