What country are you from and where do you live?
I grew up near Fontainebleau in France (near Paris) and I’ve been living in Paris for four and a half years. I love its night magic, its history and its lights.
Title of what you do and the company you work with?
I’m a freelance makeup artist in the world of beauty, fashion and art. I’m represented by Bagency in Paris and I hope to open up my horizons to the world soon.
Education background (Hair school, art school, no school)?
I studied applied arts at Fontainebleau. Passionate and inspired by Alexander McQueen, I wanted to become a fashion designer to bring new poetry to clothing. But after an encounter and getting carried away with life, I went into a makeup school after my high school degree where I discovered beauty in a different way. I was lucky to assist great artists who taught me the rules, how to challenge them and express myself.
What is your signature style/artistic expression?
I love texture, how colours vibrate, nature, organic, mineral, light and dimensions. Everything that surrounds me, here and there, from under my feet to the gate of heaven. I love to detach myself from the established codes, address the essential and create an emotion of beauty, a living poetry.
What was your career turning point/your big break?
After my makeup school, I took two months off before getting into real work, and since then I’ve never stopped. Actually, I can’t stop because if I don’t create, I die. I think it is the essence of who I am, and the energy I put in. It regenerates me. But as all creations, the search is constant and challenging yourself is a permanent process, so that today, enriched with yesterday, is better tomorrow.
The turn of my career, I think, is happening right now. This summer, life forced me to think of more essential matters: how life is precious. I’d like to be sure the time that I’ve been given will never be lost again, to make it something real and even bigger.
What was your scariest and proudest moment in your career?
I don’t think I really had such a scary moment to mention, it’s more about more or less touchy situations to deal with. Maybe one to remember though, shooting the “Symbiote” video with Nick Norman. In a creative impulse, I put white paste on my hair roots to give a “textured” feeling, which turned out was orthodontic plaster… surprise when the time came to remove it! It was not coming off and I thought I’d have to free myself from my hair to get rid of it haha! Luckily, and thanks to an amazing time, it all turned out fine and I still have my thick and curly hair. “For the love of art!”
Let’s talk about the video for example: What I really appreciated on this project was the complete fusion of all the artists that took part in it. The limits of everyone’s work: makeup, hair, body sculptures, teeth, stylist, nails are blended. All you can see is the dimension of the whole, and its vibration. It is that unity and strength that emanates from it that proves that I succeeded. In that cohesion…I am proud.
What is next for your career goals?
I’d like to go further into creation, research, put teams together on projects, move forward together. I’d like to delve into my research, maybe join a creation agency to create as a team or contribute to research. Getting closer to art and nature is essential to progress into a new vision of beauty.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in your business?
It’s never easy to start, but the most important is the intention and the first impulse. Then, it’s not a speed race but a stamina one for yourself when facing wishes and difficulties. I think most importantly is to find yourself, who you are, why we are doing it and for all of this, you should never stop believing. And live, especially live and take pleasure.
I’m represented by Bagency in Paris: https://b-agency.com/artiste/meyloo/