So who better to chat with about makeup than Nigel Stanislaus, the Makeup Director for #AsNTM4. Because behind all the glamour of the editorial shoots is the artistic choice of selecting a makeup look that'll transform the model to fully embody the vision and mood of the shoot.
We got Nigel chatting about what it's like to work on the show, who he's rooting for this season, his editorial process for shoots, and of course share some of his makeup tips perfect for our part of the world.
Born and raised in Singapore, Nigel studied graphic and fashion design in Singapore, Melbourne, and New York City. He currently resides in New York City, dividing his time between Asia, Australia, and USA. His exquisite work and passion for creativity led him to becoming the first Maybelline NY makeup artist in Australia in 2009 and is revered to be amongst the top makeup directors of the Australian industry.
From backstage, photo shoots, and advertising spreads, Nigel has worked on prestige editorials seen in the pages of L'Officiel, Elle, Marie Claire, Harpers Bazaar, Grazia, and GQ. His celebrity clients include Olivia Newton-John, Agyness Deynn, Kelly Osborne, Mel B, Peaches Geldof, Hilary Duff, Ruby Rose, Natalie Gruzlewski, Sophie Monk, the Veronicas, and the original supermodels Linda Evangelista and Cindy Crawford; and of course Maybelline NY spokesmodels, Erin Wasson and Kemp Muhl.
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You’re the Makeup Director for this season’s Asia’s Next Top Model. Can you share what your experience has been like on the show?
This is my second instalment after being on Australia’s Next Top Model. This time I have more experience and I have more guts to stand up for what I believe the brand deserves to be. Asian women amaze me. I left Singapore for more than a decade and now that I am back, I find it so refreshing to experience this culture again. Also, with my particular panel of judges, I worked a lot with famed photographer Yu Tsai and Patricia Field along with the lovely Cindy Bishop, It was a very fun day of filming.
Everyone's going to want me to ask this...so who are you personally rooting for in the show?
Looking at the trends this year, what should we look out for in 2016? Is there a particular colour palette or texture or style that you see emerging as the look of the year?
Catch Asia's Next Top Model Season 4 on StarWorld every Wednesday at 9pm.