Thankfully each makeup artist has his/ her own strengths and expertise to cater for every client's specialized needs. While the stylist may have gained a good amount of knowledge from attending courses/ training and the numerous hands-on experiences, their work is still not able to appeal to everyone. My research objective is to present their distinctive skills to you in a descriptive format. You can then decide who's specialization attracts you the most.
The next MUA I am reviewing is the dashing gentleman among the roses, Desmond. His simple elegant style and strong proficiency in blending the skin color evenly are his competitive advantages. It is easy for the uneven tones (face and neck) to show especially under the unkind camera lighting. Desmond's bride's skin tones looks absolutely natural even under the bright camera flashes. The last thing you want is to look too fair or too dark with a different shade on your face compared to the neck down.
Here are a few samples of brides by Desmond, you can see the evenness especially more prominent on brides with tanned skin.
|Even skin tone which does not look "made-up"|
|Charlene Poore's wedding. She was happy with how Desmond made her look great in a natural way.|
Desmond believes that it is completely essential for the bride to look GREAT on and off camera. He focuses on enhancing the eyes intensely but tastefully. The eyes makeup should be done conforming to the event's atmosphere and state of lighting. For instance he would give the pair of eyes a dark brown hue for the morning session and a more smoky effect for the night event. An over-the-top look will only overpower the groom, making the bride stand out in an uncomfortable way. Therefore, to make sure the makeup does not go overboard, he colors the lips lightly and applies moderate blush. As a result the overall look is natural and pleasing with emphasis on the peepers - they glow with energy. All his clients praised his natural and not overly done results. Read more reviews below.
His signature hair style is the most sought after Korean concept hair. Soft curls, the modern loose braids, classic low tie-up, cute hair with long bangs fixed to the side. Desmond realizes the importance of hair on the entire appearance and for the hair to be "simple and nice". I am particularly intrigued by the way he creates the superstar look out of a very simple, classic hair-do and neutral shades.
|Desmond in the photo with the bride. The Korean-inspired hairstyle looks absolutely beautiful.|
|The popular side long bangs and simple yet elegant hair.|
The challenges of bridal makeup come from the need to study the bride's features and think of the best makeup and hair for her. Let's face it, not everyone look like a superstar. The makeup artist would have to deal with issues such as pimples, skin blemishes, dis-proportionate eyes sizes, facial shape which is too round and what not. Desmond adjusts the way he applies the cosmetics to the specific condition. For example, over-apply of makeup on someone with chubby face is a no-no. His technique is to downplay the weakness by contouring the face to create an illusion of depth. So it will look sharper and less wide. Another slimming trick is to add more volume to the hair. For a woman with nice features and slim figure for example, he would heat things up by designing a celebrity glamor look to go with more fashionable hairdo for her.
Speaking from experience, there is actually a huge difference between makeup for advertising verses wedding. Desmond could execute bolder popping colors on fashion models because generally they have more attractive features. It is like an art to him. Heavy makeup, fashionable, Avant garde look that make a statement or other styles according to the requests.
|Miss World Malaysia 2008 Soo Wincci. Hair by Ckay Liow|
Makeup by Natago Des (DESMOND Makeup + Hair)
Photography by Alexio Yeoh
Very good make up, foundation is light and you won't feel heavy at all! His service and knowledge is good! Definitely like his hair style and he will communicate with you before the actual day! Love this service ! I will recommend you to take his service!
I want thanks him for realize my princess dream...I really like my make up and hairdo...And I have one big eye and one small eye problem...my prewedding MUA facing problem when make up with me...but Desmond really done a good job...He made me look so natural...and everyone praise my eye make up...
Natago Des nice make up artist
Definitely love his work, both he and his assistant was professional and gave true honest advice on what looks good on the bride, bridesmaids and the mothers. He delivered what i wanted and I'm truly grateful for that. My husband love it too- which is a big plus point.
I had used Desmond as my make up artist. He focuses mostly on bringing out your eyes for the makeup and he did a great job making me look as natural as possible. His hairdos were great as well. He was polite and punctual and even contacted me before the wedding to make sure all the details (time, venue etc). Even when my mother had requested him to do something extra for her hair (though i originally did not hire him to do hair and makeup for my mother), he was willing to help her as well without demanding any extra charge (he helped her after my makeup was done). His price is very reasonable. http://www.facebook.com/pages/DESMOND-Makeup-Hair/143408822339735
Desmond Makeup + Hair
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Rates: Morning and Night/Lunch (2 Session) at RM1000
StayBack (2nd hair do and Makeup touch-up) at RM150