Head make-up artist of programs such as Xfactor and Australia’s Got Talent, Celebrity Make-up artist and king of special Fx, body painting and glitter 😉 this guy has it all including his own pro makeup range! I’ve been lucky enough to have him be my boss for Xfactor..now I’m interviewing him just for you guys!
Katy: Top products you couldn’t work without?
Martin:- my new foundation (martin bray pro range Skin Perfection) goes on all skin types like silk. Very excited about it.
– black kohl pencil ( KIm Wong He ) , so soft and extremely black
– eye paints to put down on the eye before eyeshadow
– Modelrock fake eyelashes
– eyelash glue and every glitter under the sun.
– Martin Bray Pro Range( MBPR) pallets for lips ,cheeks and skin
– MBPR high definition loose powder.
– good quality brushes in general.
– waterproof liquid eyeliner
K: Amazing! What is your favourite job you have ever worked on?
M: Don’t really have a favourite. Each job brings different challenges, i did love being makeup director for Xfactor and Australia’s Got Talent. We normally work by ourselves, so It is great to work with a team of artists to create magic.
K: Yes of course! So what inspired you to become a make-up artist?
M: I was working in hospitality and after studying acting and dance many moons ago and I was craving a creative work environment that could make people happy.
K: Oh and you just happened to be amazing at it! Were there any particular make-up artists you looked up to?
M: In Sydney when I was starting out I looked up to 4 different artists who really helped me. Kelly Stratton, Linda Jefferies, Noni Smith and Jodi Oliver. Internationally, Pat McGrath.
K: Wow they are some VERY talented ladies. Now lastly I wanted to ask on behalf of my readers, If you could give one tip to the everyday girl to help her makeup application what would it be?
M: Make sure the foundation matches your body, not just your face and don’t “pack it on”. A little cream blush always livens up the skin.
K: Great tip! Thank you so much for chatting with me today 🙂
Not only is he a great artist, but martin’s range of products are amazing..I could not live without his cream blush palette that I use on cheeks and lips. They are available at http://www.lehved.com.au
I could go into detail about his amazing work but it would take pages and pages so check it out here at his website: