We have some very exciting news to share with you all….the Denman Make-Up Brushes have been chosen by professional make-up artists for backstage use at Miss Universe GB! Shahzana who is the head make-up artist for Miss Universe GB tested a number of different make-up brush brands and chose the Denman Make-Up brushes to use backstage!
A set of 10 professional Denman make-up brushes compactly stored in a case with a mirror. They have been developed in conjunction with leading make-up artists, and manufactured to the highest standards using fine materials such as goat and sable hair. The Make-Up Brush Set includes: Lip Liner Brush, Lip brush, Eyebrow Shader Brush, Socket brush, Blender brush, Eye Shadow Brush, Mascara Applicator, Blusher Brush, Contour Brush and Powder Brush. Available on the Denman Online Store!
We were very excited when we got the opportunity to interview Shahzana about her role as Head Make-Up Artist for Miss Universe GB and why she loves our make-up brushes!
Q.1. What is your association with Miss Universe GB?
I am the Head Make-Up Artist for Miss Universe GB. I have been working in the make-up industry for many years, although in a professional capacity for 3 years now. I have gained vast experience in catwalk shows and photo shoots. A make-up artist recommended that I apply for a position at Miss Universe GB since my work was so good. When I applied, I was offered the position of Head of Make-Up as they saw that I had a lot of experience, passion for my profession and a relaxed style. I am thrilled to be a part of the Miss Universe GB make-up team.
Q.2. What is it like to be the Head Make-Up Artist for such a prestigious event like Miss Universe GB?
I am very excited to be leading a team of make-up artists for this event. There is a lot of hard work involved and it requires a huge amount of organisation, but it is very rewarding to see the end results. My role involves recruiting a team of make-up artists who will be able to create a consistent look across each contestant. It is sometimes very difficult to select the best artists for the team, especially when you hold their dreams of working for Miss Universe GB in your hands!
Q.3. What do you look for in a range of make-up brushes?
For an event such as Miss Universe GB, only the best make-up brushes will do. The team of artists require high quality brushes with the best materials, but also comfortable to use. This is very important as each make-up artist usually works on multiple contestants within the certain timeframe, so comfortable make-up brushes is essential.
Q.4. Why did you choose the Denman make-up brushes for backstage use at Miss Universe GB?
The Denman professional make-up brushes incorporate very high quality natural bristles of goat hair and sable hair. This allows for excellent distribution of make-up over the skin. The brushes have long handles which is important to ensure that the make-up artist is not too heavy-handed. They are also extremely comfortable to hold in the hand due to the shape of the handles.
Q.5. Which is your favourite Denman make-up brush and why?
The lip liner brush is my favourite Denman make-up brush. The reason why I really like this brush is because of its precision. Every stroke is so precise, so as well as using it for lining the lips, I also use this brush as an eye liner brush. It is great for creating cat eyes or flicks!
Q.6. What are your top tips for applying make-up?
My top tips for applying make-up are to gently build it up. You can always go back and correct it if you feel that more make-up is required in certain areas. I would also say not to be too heavy-handed with the make-up. Less is more!
Q.7. What are this season’s trends in the world of make-up?
This season, we are all about strong, bright colours. We have moved away from the natural make-up tones and nude lips. Instead, we are going back to the 90s decade. Orange lipstick is very on-trend at the moment. False eyelashes have lasted longer than expected and are still very much a key fashion trend today. Contouring and highlighting are also very important catwalk trends for this season.
A big thank you to Shahzana for her fabulous interview. We would like to wish her and the rest of the team all the best at Miss Universe GB this weekend!
For more information about Shahzana, please visit her website!