makeup artist interview

My concept for the shoot was to create a look of classic elegance with a modern
twist. The bar location was the perfect setting for the sexy yet classy vibe I
wanted to achieve.

Who are you/ your full name?
Cindy Rue

Where are you from?
Canberra. Australia

What is your age?


makeup artist interview

How long have you been designing/styling?
19 years

Give us a small biography about you, how you started; inspirations, people,
places, things.
I traveled the world working as a hair stylist and makeup artist. Highly
qualified and passionate, I have over 19 years’ industry experience starting
straight out of school. With a extensive portfolio including editorial and runway
session styling, photo shoots and competitions.
My work has been displayed in over 150 salons around Australia and New
Zealand, and my hair and makeup artistry has featured in many Australian fashion
magazines and as widely as VOGUE Italia. And there’s a host of awards in my
collection including the Raw ‘ACT Hairstylist of the Year 2014‘ & the ‘Fans Choice
Awards ACT Makeup Artist of the year 2016‘.


makeup artist interview

Some challenges you’ve faced and how you overcame them.
Its important to me to keep my work original, unique and ahead of its time so I
challenge myself everyday making sure I achieve this.

What was your most proud moment and why?
Winning the People Choice Awards ACT Makeup Artist of the year ’16 and
becoming a Bangstyle Supreme was an absolute thrill.
What would you say is your signature technique or design motif? Texture and


What kind of style do you like?
I’m really into 1980s era styles at the moment but in general I’m either one
extreme to another with my work, it’s either ‘less is more’ or ‘you can see it from

Who do you admire in the fashion/photography/design industry and why?
Alexander McQueen & Balmain are my muses


Where do you hope to take your vision?
I have always had big dreams.
I’d like to see my work recognized globally.

What brands have you worked for?
Too many over the years to name but currently Keune, Kevin Murphy, Too Faced
& MAC are my go to brands!

Classic elegance or non conformist?
Non conformist.

Paris, New York or Milan?
New York!!


Credits for the photos
‘After Dark’
Hair/Makeup/Styling – Cindy Rue
Photographer- Asiri Wanigarathne
Models – Emma & Bonnie from Victoria’s Models Canberra
Location – Treehouse Bar Canberra
White dress & Navy dress – Elley Lane Canberra
Other dresses – Models own & vintage pieces


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