Cheve Chan Exclusive MUA Interview

Collection & Designer Name: Jarel Zhang

 Show: 9/10/17 NYFW SS18

Location: Skylight Clarkson NYC 



Tell us your name and who you are working for this NYFW season.

My name is Cheve Chen and I’m with Makeup Pro.


Growing up was here someone in your family into makeup or are you the first?

My sister and Auntie were both makeup artist so I think fashion and beauty have always been something I learned or been around since growing up. 


What was the inspiration for today’s look?

This season for designer Jarel Zhang we were trying to achieve a more bold sophisticated look.  You will see the models with different hues of bold color.  Some have blue pigment, some have yellow, some have pink and you will notice that the colors match the garments your going to see on the runway.


How many people are apart of your makeup team today?

Today we actually have four shows so we are all separated.  Here with me at this show are about ten to fifteen team members.


When it comes to concept/inspiration have any of the shows had similar looks?

I would have to say yes.  This season there is a lot of boldness.  There is a lot of focusing on a certain eye, lip or sometimes cheek.  I feel like the trend has been a really pop bold color.


What advice would you give an aspiring makeup artist?

I would say always practice mix purpose.  Be sure to listen to the directions that the designers are asking for.  Go back into history, since trends are always repeating themselves.  Understanding trends would help any artist bring out a modern look. 


What’s up next for you after NYFW?

We are doing Bridal Fashion Week and in February we are doing Paris Fashion Week.



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