Through `i am captivated` I have met such amazing and talented people and one of them is Monica from MHG Beauty. She is one of Dubai`s go to ladies when it comes to hair and makeup! Monica has always been so supportive and willing to contribute her talents towards `i am capitvated`s` projects. It has been such a privilege to work with her and I am thrilled to share this `mini` interview with you to help you get to know this lovely lady a little better…
A little bit about Monica…
My name is Monica, I was born in Mexico. I have been a makeup artist and hairstylist for more than 14 years now. I am very passionate about what I do. I love creating and I am inspired by anything and everything in my daily life, especially from each person I do makeup on. They are my true inspiration. I love talking to them before I begin makeup and hair so I can get a sense of their personality and reflect that in the look I create for them.
Your favourite event or photo shoot….
I don’t think I could choose a favourite event or shoot I have worked on, they all have their own beauty and everyone involved makes them uniquely special as well.
3 Makeup items that are always in your bag…
Concealer: it makes such a huge difference. Not only hides dark circles but by using the right shade for your skin tone, it can also highlight around your eye area making you look more awake.
Cream blush: this is one of my favorite products, so easy to apply and it immediately makes you look alive. Cream blush blends perfectly in the skin giving it glow and making it look super natural.
Mascara: I never leave home without curling my lashes, having said that, I always carry a mascara in my bag just in case I had no time to apply it before I had to run out the door.
Tips for a most basic makeup:
- Drink lots of water and eat healthy. No amount of expensive beauty products will ever do what this does to your body and skin. It’s what I call beauty from the inside out. Wear a tinted moisturizer or bb cream (preferably with spf)
- Apply concealer over your dark circles
- Apply cream blush on the apples of your cheeks
- Curl lashes and apply at least one coat of mascara
- Highlight what you love instead of focusing on what you don’t
Oh no! This is such a difficult question to answer. My hubby and I love travelling and there are so many places I love. I guess it also depends on the kind of vacation, if it’s to get away and relax, Maldives is definitely one of my favorites. If it’s more of a learning and adventure holiday, I love Japan. And last but not least I have always been a Disney girl, so anytime you say Disney World, I pack my bags.
Favorite place for a Cup of tea in Dubai:
“Wild and the Moon” since I am obsessed with it, it’s like my second home