“It feels a bit strange, I really didn’t expect it. Jana from PRIMPED called me up to give me the news. I was very surprised. I was jumping up and down screaming and my 2 year old after looking at me strangely for a few seconds joined in shouting “go mummy! Yay mummy!” Cathy says of finding out she had won.
Cathy breezed into the final with fellow makeup artist Amelia Axton , after the two videos were submitted Cathy’s victory was sealed with 2491 votes.
I have a certificate from TAFE. But I would say I’m mainly self-taught. From a very young age I would search through magazines to find makeup to copy and I’d watch the news just to see how the anchor women had their makeup done. I taught myself eye shadow contouring when I was 11 just by looking at an eye shadow palette and noticing there was several shades of the same colour. I’ve also learnt from observing other makeup artists. But all that said, I don’t think I have, nor do I want to ever stop learning.
I find inspiration everywhere. Books, magazines, internet, television, film, nature, people I meet, places I go or even music I hear. I couldn’t pick out one thing as most inspiring, I’m always looking for inspiration in everyday.
Bad makeup day??
First always look after your skin, cleanse and moisturise twice a day and never ever sleep in your makeup, great makeup starts with what’s beneath it all. Secondly if you’ve tried and tried and your makeup just isn’t working for you then just keep it simple. You can’t go wrong with “natural” looking makeup.
Favourite Estee Lauder product?
I love the Double Wear Foundation.
Eyeshadow or Lipstick?
Eye shadow, only because it’s a little more fun and you can really go wild with it.
Red or Nude Lips?
I love nude lips so you can go wild with the eyes. That said, I think it’s important to note that every woman can wear either, it just comes down to tone.
Liquid, Cream or Pencil liner?
Liquid for upper lashes and pencil for lower lashes. Pencil liner is easiest to manoeuvre, so if you’re new to eyeliner pick pencil.
“Cathy, a full-time mum, will get a terrific kick-start in her makeup career with her Boss of Gloss title. She will now work with Foster and PRIMPED beauty editor Yasemin Turker on a professional film shoot to create a set of four PRIMPED How to videos, leaving her with a slick video CV and a legion of fans. She’ll also receive a $2000 Estée Lauder makeup kit to ensure she’s thoroughly equipped for her new career.”
Primped and Primpers alike are eagerly awaiting next years Boss of Gloss!
“We believed Boss of Gloss had legs. We knew that our readers had a strong understanding of makeup and a keen interest in sharing their skills, so yep, we knew it would be a winner.” says Yasemin of the competitions success.
You can see Cathy’s winning entry over at Primped , Also her own website http://www.cathymasonmakeupartist.com.au/ and why don’t you go and join her facebook group page http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=86597055414&ref=ts