This week we were lucky enough to catch-up with the marvellously talented, Julia Wren. An experienced make-up artist and nail technician working with the likes of L’Oreal, Millie Mackintosh and Brides Magazine, Julia is a seasoned professional with a whole host of tips and tricks up her sleeve.
We caught up with her to discover her inspiration, musings and top beauty trend predictions for 2017…
What’s your favourite thing about your job?
I could never pick just one thing – fashion, art, people, challenge, colour, beauty, freedom are all things that I love about my job
When did you decide to get into the industry?
I have been a Nail Technician since 2001 working on private clients. Then when my son was 6 months old I had a bit of time on my hands and started itching for some new creative release. That’s when I decided to take a make-up course, and I found my new love.
Who has inspired you throughout your career?
Inspiration comes from so many different places – fashion, art, music, nature, friends, but currently I love looking at the work of make-up artist’s Andrew Gallimore, Lottie and Merton Muaremi.
What are you favourite make-up trends for 2017?
Every blog or magazine you read has a different take on what the trends are for this year but when looking at the Spring/Summer catwalk my favourite things are white eyeliner at Carven, burnt orange on the eyelids at Missoni and the pretty pinks at Paul Smith.
Are there any particular celebrity beauty looks that you’re loving at the moment?
I love all the girls who are rocking their acrylic nails right now – Rita Ora, Lily Allen, Jessie J, Khloe Kardashian. The longer the better!
If you weren’t a make-up artist what would you be doing instead?
I would be a Nail Artist 😉 but luckily for me I can be both.
Any top beauty/nail tips to share with our followers?
My top beauty tip is one that will never change – look after your skin! That goes for hands and face. Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturise & use eye cream. You don’t need to buy the most expensive brands known to man, just buy whatever fits in to your budget. If you have good skin then any make-up look will work on you.