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Should warm complexions wear warm-tone blushes and cool tone complexions wear cool-tone blushes or can they mix it up?
As long as it's blended and balanced and they feel confident, I think they can mix it up.
I like to do the eyes first, then base and concealer.
Keeps the skin flawless and under eyes bright.
In Conversation with Linda Sammut...
What inspired you to become a makeup artist?
Ever since I was a little girl I've always loved doing makeup, you can say my big sis Joanie was an inspiration. It wasn't until my early twenties while living in Santa Barbara that I decided to give it a try as a career. I started at the retail level and did weddings and photo shoots. I moved to LA in 1998 to attend makeup school and pursue my goal of doing makeup for film and television!
What advice would you give someone looking to become a professional makeup artist?
Be patient and keep training. Find the right environment for your work - whether it’s weddings, fashion or retail, you WILL find your niche. If you keep an open mind and have a great attitude you can achieve success.
What is the biggest mistake you see people making with cosmetics?
Wearing too much or the wrong color foundation.
What three items would you want with you on a desert island?
A good knife, my cast iron skillet, and my CARGO PlantLove Lip Balm .
What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
Homemade almond butter cookies!
Where is your favorite place to relax?
Outside on my patio in the warm sunshine, listening to the birds and squirrels.
Do you have a makeup secret to help women look younger?
Softer eye shadow and eye liner with a brighter blush on the apples of the cheeks.
What are your must-have CARGO products?
Catalina Blush, Matte Bronzer, Essential Eye Shadow Palette and PlantLove Lip Balm.
Is there a CARGO product you think everyone should own?
Catalina Blush makes almost everyone's face happy : )
What is the funniest thing that's ever happened to you on the job?
While working on my first feature film in Kansas, I had one character that wore a prosthetic 3rd breast. My mobile work space was a vacation trailer and the flies were aplenty. One humid day while applying the piece, the flies kept buzzing and biting me until I lost it - I grabbed a spatula that I had been using as a fly swatter and started swatting and shouting obscenities, all the while having one hand on the fake boob. The actress in my chair nearly fell off she was laughing so hard at my tirade... you can say we've been bosom buddies ever since!
With over 15 years experience, Los Angeles based makeup artist Linda Sammut has created her own style of beauty on thousands of faces. From special events, photography & feature films, touring with rock bands and Dancing with the Stars to her current endeavor at ESPN's LA Sportscenter, she brings her witty personality and proficient skills to every assignment.