Lucky Bromhead, Makeup Artist
My guest today is makeup artist Lucky Bromhead who spends a lot of time with the gang from Schitt’s Creek, as the personal makeup artist to Catherine O'Hara and Annie Murphy.
Lucky and I used to work together many years ago at MAC Cosmetics where she was a trainer. She has worked backstage at Toronto Fashion Week, Fashion Cares, the Sundance Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival and as head of make up at MTV Canada. Lucky has had the pleasure of working with Bono, Kanye West, Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Alessia Cara, Daniel Levy and many more.
During our conversation, she gives valuable advice on makeup for actors on auditions and for headshots and for musicians about being authentic. She shares her journey as an entrepreneur in the arts. We have a great discussion about creativity, and following your passions.
Treat every single person with kindness and respect.
Auditions - Depends on where you are in your career. If you are starting out you want to be a blank slate. You want to show them that you are easy to direct. You can add a little flavour of the character you are going out for but keep it subtle.
Musicians or performers – her advice mirrors mine in that it is important to be authentic with who you are as an artist. Be vocal with the image team about what you want and don’t do anything that you are uncomfortable with.
Building a community, not just with clients but more so with your fellow artists, although they may be your greatest competition they are also your greatest allies.
What freelancing has taught her is that the future being unknown is a gift. The future being unknown can take on any shape and the potential for that is astonishing, terrifying and exhilarating. Freelancing taught her to embrace that.
Detailed show notes: http://dianefoy.com/004