Tuesday, 3 March 2009

What makes my job so great?


This is an email I was sent a few days ago.

Dear Samantha,
My name is Shaheen and I was fortunate enough to have you do a make-up session for me at MAC in Fouberts Place many many moons ago. I think it was in 2002.
 
You gave me such an amazing smokey look (using powersurge on lids, black tied for smoke effect, bronzer in my socket and Arena as brow high lighter. For my lips u used a bright orange lipstick and then Revealing lip gloss, bronzer on cheeks with Blunt as my blush).
 
I just want to say that despite having had numerous MAC make-overs all around the world, to this day everyone and I mean everyone (men, women, all ages) still comment on how amazing my make-up is! there must be something about the colour combinations you used on me (I am Asian, will send a pic to show you the good work), but the look is so sultry and sexy and just yummy.
 
I am now 44 and yet still because of my signature look people think I look young, because my make-up is flawless.
 
And that's all down to you. I have often tried to locate you and finally someone at MAC mentioned that you were on u tube and told me your full name. Which is how I have managed to track you down!
 
So, thank you Samantha from the bottom of my heart. Your make-up talents have allowed me to always feel amazing when I put my face on. No plastic surgery, no miracles, just clever use of colour. Every boyfriend that I have had since 2002 is always in awe of me when I do this look!
When I am having down days and fat days, I put on your look and I feel like a million dollars, it works every time.


I cant tell you how wonderful it is to have an impact like this on someone's confidence. This is exactly the reason that I love being a make-up artist, beyond the glossy magazines and models you realise it isnt so shallow after all. x
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18 comments

  1. Wow that is absolutely amazing!!! You have literally changed someone's life and for the better!!! Isn't it so nice too that she tracked you down and made contact after all this time and wrote such a lovely letter! You should be very proud! Just wish I could make an appointment and you could work your magic on me!!!!

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  2. That's how I always think of it. Makeup can change a life, and your entire face. It can transform, and enhance beauty. I love it!

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  3. Aww so lovely!! weldone you!! xx

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  4. Thats a pretty amazing email. Bless her for hunting you out! You are an amazing artist well done! xxx

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  5. I totally believe you use makeup like magic, you are very talented in what you do. Letters like the nice lady sent you prove that.

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  6. Wow that's amazing! :) And wow, she's really determined to find you!

    Btw, in one of your videos you mentioned about private lessons. Are they make-up/beauty related lessons?

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  7. ok now how can I book myself in??!!! xxx

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  8. Wow, that's so nice! I have tears in my eyes. Since the person named the products you used on her, do you think you could do a video w/this look?

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  9. i'm not surprised at all. i'm just frustrated i have such a hard time commenting because my comp won't let me verify the word! Grrr.

    what bright orange lipstick did you use on her?

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  10. I have no idea what colour lipstick I used. I must have done hundreds of thousands on looks since 2002. Im pretty sure it was MAC though! Whatever it was it will have been discontinued by now, they always stop making the ones I love.
    Hang on.....*brain kicking in* I bet it was Tangerine Trees. I went through a real stage with that colour.

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  11. Pixi - you rock. Thank you :)

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  12. im a big fan of you.. from Malaysia ..

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  13. i hope she submits a pic someday...i'm all intrigued now :)

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  14. yes, i want to see a picture! hopefully we will get to see what you did!! sounds like you did a brilliant job and you are truly unforgettable. :)

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  15. Hello ~

    I think you're makup is awesome. I watch your videos as they come out on youtube. I was wondering if you'd be able to do a couple of tutorials on Asian looks. I'm new to makeup and am learning on the net. However, the best tutorials (are the ones you do) always have ladies and their eye creases..creases which I have--but not much of. Anyway, just in case you would consider...otherwise thanks very much for the one's you do and have done!

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  16. I am so touch how the lovely woman manage to find you after all the touble! I can just describe your brushes are like your magic wands and the rest of the makeup like your magic potion! You do magic! I wish i can fly on the way from Singapore to Norfolk to find you and work your magic on me!

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