by Emma Loyola | Photos: Vicki & Erik Souza
Meredith Hayman is one of the most recommended brial makeup-artists.
She has worked on A list celebrities like Channing Tatum, Whitney Cummings, Christie Brinkley and was featured on VH1, MTV, Bravo, ABC:The View”, Spike TV, and CMT.
EL: When did you discover your passion as a akeup artist?
MH: I studied Musical Theater at Syracuse University with the hopes that I would someday perform on a Broadway stage. I needed a job once I moved to Manhattan and I didn’t want to wait tables. I saw a family friend who was impressed with the way I did my own makeup and suggested that I get a job at a makeup counter. I got my first job in makeup at the Trish McEvoy counter at Saks 5th Avenue. It took a couple of years for me to realize that I loved doing makeup as much as acting and my emerging talent took center stage.
EL: Who is my biggest inspiration in the beauty industry?
MH: Being introduced to Trish McEvoy during my interview process was an amazing experience. I felt blessed to be working beside a confident and inspiring woman who believed in me. I am so passionate about Trish’s teaching philosophy that a big part of my business today is teaching the everyday woman how to look and feel her best with just a few products and minimal effort. It’s one thing to sell a lipstick; it’s another thing to teach someone how to apply it on her own.
EL: Any hot makeup tips for our readers?
MH: Everyday Essentials: The 5 Minute Face
You only need a handful of products to get out the door looking pretty and rested. Even better news: these five items only take a few minutes to apply! The first and most important step is concealer because it takes away those pesky under-eye circles and is handy for covering a blemish or for evening out a rosy complexion. Double-duty tip: apply concealer to your entire eye lid to look instantly brighter and more awake.
I find foundation or a tinted moisturizer with SPF makes a huge difference in making your skin look smooth and even. Choose a formula with hydration and sun protection and apply with a foundation brush for a light application or a sponge for more coverage.
You don’t need shadow and liner to make your eyes defined; you just need an amazing mascara. I recommend black for everyone or dark black. Start from the root of your top lashes and roll the wand through the ends of lashes. This technique will separate the lashes and enhance your lash line without the need for eyeliner.
Blush is an important element to give your cheek some contour and brightness. I prefer a sheer blush in a warm pink tone. For proper placement, smile and apply blush to apples of cheeks and blend toward the ear. Lastly, apply something to your lips to complete your easy every day look. Choose a gloss in a shade or two darker than your natural lip tone or throw on some tinted lip balm – healthy and hydrated lips are always in style.
If you would like to learn how to make the 5-Minute Face work for you, schedule a group workshop or private lesson with Meredith Hayman, Makeup Artist.