Today we are meeting with sought after Make-up Artist Tara Dowburd, the owner of Make-Up Therapy. Tara and her Beauty Team specialize in Make-up application and hairstyling for celebrity and high-end weddings, the red carpet, TV appearances, special events and photo-shoots. They are known for creating styles that are both effortless, chic and trendsetting elegance, however natural or glamourous. We are very honored to present our latest interview with Tara...
TARA: Well, I’ve been enamored with beauty and fashion since I was 7 years old. During those early years, my father would buy me magazines such as Vogue and Bazaar, and as soon as I would get them, I would tear out my favorite looks and then create folders for each of them. In addition, my mother would have a professional Make-up artist come to our house to help her get ready for a galas or events. Every time the artist would come, I would run down the hallway, plant myself on the sink area and watch with excitement and curiosity. I would always ask the artist many questions, as I loved the beauty she created with the brush strokes and colors she used. As a child, I was never really into wearing make-up, however, I absolutely loved watching the application and transformation.
TARA: I actually have two brushes that I love. First, the Chanel Blending Foundation Brush #7. I use this brush to help give the foundation application an airbrush type finish without looking heavy or mask-like. My 2nd favorite brush is the Shu Uemura Kolinsky #11 eyeshadow brush, it truly applies and blends eyeshadow beautifully.
WEDDINC: In your opinion, how important is it to have a facial prior to having your services and how many days/hours before?
TARA: Some of my favorites that I’m using now are…
– Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
TARA: I make sure it’s hydrated properly and primed properly. Also that they are using the correct product for their skin. I tone their skin, moisturize it and use eye cream. The un-primed skin won’t last no matter what the brand. If the skin is not hydrated, even the best makeup will sit on the surface rather than the skin. It’s like priming a canvas for a painting. The art of makeup is really not much different than the art of painting is to a fine artist.