About the artist:
Katya Gudaeva, winner of the 2014 TEMPTU Pro Artist Talent Search, gives us the inside story behind her life as a makeup artist and the best airbrushing tips and tricks for working on commercials, editorials, short films, videos, TV and special events.
What first inspired you to become a makeup artist?
Photography did. Being on set and seeing firsthand the creative process involved, I realized that I wanted to be a part of it and try my hand in makeup.
How would you describe your creative style that separates you from other artists?
Fresh, clean and crystal. For me, makeup becomes more interesting when the focus isn’t on too many details. I am more drawn to a look if something is missing.
How do you see airbrush makeup versus traditional makeup?
Airbrushing is the quintessential makeup application for sheer layers, best coverage, perfect blending and seamless gradients.
In your professional career, what work are you most proud of?
One of my art projects was with talented Russian photographer Anna Doctor. I used Temptu airbrush products to create a chevron effect on the models face.
Where do you find your beauty inspiration?
Everywhere! Sometimes the model inspires me, or the colors and textures I see in nature. Museums and galleries are also a great way to get new ideas as well.
What do you foresee as the next hot makeup trend for the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2015 season?
For the upcoming season, a powerful cheek and flawless complexion are a must. We’ve also seen a lot of 60's and Twiggy inspired makeup concepts on the Runways FW 2014 that make me think that eyelashes and bold lines are going to be very popular next season.
What are some TEMPTU products that you can’t live without?
S/B Contour in shade 085 because it`s just perfectly cool-toned, and the best shade for a natural looking contour. Also, S/B Highlighter in Champagne Shimmer gives a nice healthy glow - a must for any makeup artist’s arsenal!
Do you have any tips and tricks on airbrushing you would like to share?
Being light-handed with the airbrush is the key for a seamless cosmetics application.
Is there anything that you would like to add for our Pro community?
Be creative and stay inspired!