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BEAUTY

ASOS MAGAZINE CHATS TO MATA MARIELLE

10 December 2018

Meet Mata Marielle: the new-gen makeup artist making game-changing products for her own makeup range, Mata Labs. The mag team caught up with Mata to discuss inspiration, party tricks and makeup signatures – read on for excerpts and find the full interview in the Party issue of ASOS Magazine, available here.
Interview with Mata Marielle on ASOS  | ASOS Style Feed

Makeup signatures
‘To do my ombre lips, use a black lipliner, then overline with brown lipstick. Go over again with black lipliner, blend with a cotton bud and dab foundation in the centre. I use an Ardell Pro Brow Defining Kit and put on a Glamglow face mask maybe four days a week.’

On looking like Lauryn Hill
‘[People point it out] every day. The braid situation I used to have was such a Sister Act moment. I did her daughter’s [Selah Marley] makeup last year and she said, “You really look like my mum, this is so weird.”’

Breaking free with beauty
‘I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup until I was 16, started working at 19, now I’m 20. Doing makeup has allowed me to be free with the looks I create, work with men who love wearing makeup and dispel stereotypes. Beauty is self-care, self-love, making yourself cuter.’
Interview with Mata Marielle for ASOS Magazine | ASOS Style Feed

Pictures: ASOS

Inspiration
‘I really look up to the legendary Pat McGrath. My mentors are Sharmadean Reid, Grace Ladoja, [gal-dem’s] Liv Little and Portia Ferrari. They give me advice because I’m so young.’

On launching her makeup line Mata Labs
‘I make my cruelty-free products in my kitchen using UK-sourced ingredients. Mata Labs is all glowy skin. I’m starting with highlighters in light, medium and dark and three lipgloss shades. I’ve selected five muses and one’s a guy.’

Party trick
‘Mix talcum powder with a darker powder, like the Laura Mercier one, then bake your face and dust it off after five minutes. Your makeup won’t move.’

The Party issue of ASOS Magazine is out now – get your copy here.

 

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