This month we are featuring Agnieszka Wood, Makeup Artist and Hairstylist. Originally from Poland, with a career spanning from Europe to the US, working with clients from Paris Hilton to the beautiful Model Mariana Salaru, she shares with us her favorite makeup secrets.
42 DUBONNET: Tell us about you.
AGNIESZKA: I have been a Makeup Artist for over 10 years and I have worked for a long time on wide range of commercial productions, such as photo shoots, video, TV, fashion, and more. I am originally from Poland, but started my makeup career while living in the Netherlands. Now, since 5 years I am located in Miami Beach, FL and I am focusing mainly on private clients, rather than productions. Working with private clients gives me a great sense of gratitude, satisfaction and lots of energy.
42 DUBONNET: And tell us which products the model is wearing in your photo?
AGNIESZKA: Model, Brooklyn Lambert is wearing 42 Dubonnet's Sultry Eyes Gel Liner, Temptu airbrush foundation, Mac pigment, Becca highlighter in Champagne Pop and lip gloss from BITE in gold.
42 DUBONNET: What’s one secret you learned when you started wearing / doing makeup?
AGNIESZKA: Less is more. Makeup isn't there to create a mask (unless that's your purpose). It is there to emphasize your beauty and everyone has something that is truly beautiful. The art of makeup is to bring it forward.
42 DUBONNET: What’s one of your secrets for how you do your own makeup?
AGNIESZKA: I do my make up depending on how I WANT to feel that particular day. I create what I want to see. Do I want to feel sexy or cute? And sometimes I just don't wear makeup at all. For myself I lean towards the natural look for everyday. That makes the "going out" version more special and exciting.
42 DUBONNET: Share with us a juicy secret about yourself.
AGNIESZKA: I love dress-up parties! Being someone else for a while is very exciting. It allows me to discover new things about myself and it involves lots of creativity - my two favorite things!
42 DUBONNET: What’s one thing you’re curious about?
AGNIESZKA: I am always curious what the next day will bring. What people I am gonna meet and what new ideas I am going to come up with.
42 DUBONNET: What’s the most forbidden thing you’ve ever done?
AGNIESZKA: I think the forbidden things only taste sweet when you keep them secret. So, I cannot recall any of them ;-) But seriously, I am not exactly a rule breaker - I am more of a person that likes walking on the edge.
42 DUBONNET: What’s your favorite look to create?
AGNIESZKA: I love to create the natural, sexy look. Just beautiful, healthy skin, effortless, no makeup makeup, a little contour that's just enough to give some depth and focus.
42 DUBONNET: Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us of this look?
42 DUBONNET: What’s one secret for creating this look?
AGNIESZKA: Spoiling the model's skin with the skincare products first and making sure the model feels relaxed and beautiful. And again - less is more - especially for this look.
42 DUBONNET: Thank you Agnieszka Wood for interviewing with us! We love your work! If you haven't seen our tutorials of our Gatsby-Inspired Evening Look or Day Look, you can check out Agnieszka's work there.
Agnieszka, if people want to get in touch or see more of your work, how do they find you?