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Urban Chat: SPRINGING ART WITH FEATHERLIKE FLICKS

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 16 2016   /  12:00 pm

You know people who always know how to fill their days with a hobby or two? I do: Mom and my old friend Marika. Yet, while Mom has been unwaveringly into reading and gardening, Marika moves from one hobby to another every few years. Her latest leisure pursuit? Makeup artistry.

Ironically, none of us is a makeup junkie in our daily lives, although I am, perhaps, a tad bit more familiar with makeup art, at least at the receiving end, because of my stage dancing in the past and TV appearances in more recent times.

I sat on the makeup chair often enough to understand that good makeup is not about painting your face with colors following a rigid template. A good makeup accentuates your assets while “correcting” your less than desirable features, should you have any. Every face is different, hence the need to artfully assess the face and decide what to apply, to leave as is a...