Makeup artist uses stencils to create avant-garde makeup

  • Marika D’Auteuil specializes in avant-garde techniques to create bold, colorful looks. 
  • She uses materials like Bubble Wrap, stencils, sponges, and rhinestones to elevate the looks.
  • Her past clients include Cirque du Soleil, Make Up For Ever, Sephora, and MAC Cosmetics.
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Following is a transcript of the video.

Narrator: Rhinestones, stickers, stencils, Bubble Wrap, and glitter are just some of the staple materials for makeup artist Marika D’Auteuil.

Marika D’Auteuil: I think I am the queen of the dollar store. Honestly, I can do so much cheap stuff on someone’s face and make it look expensive, so I have kind of mastered the dollar store craft alley. [laughs]

Narrator: She uses stencils to quickly create precise, complicated looks and prefers adhesive stencils, because they won’t move around. For this look, the Bubble Wrap helps add texture and patterns with almost no effort. With this technique, D’Auteuil recommends steady hands and a pigmented product to nail the look on the first try. She typically uses cream or liquid pigments to avoid the fallout that happens with powder pigments. D’Auteuil draws inspiration from past eras, art, nature, subcultures, and pop-culture references. At age 12, she started experimenting with colorful looks after her mom gave her her first eye shadow.

D’Auteuil: And I would go to school with these crazy looks with, like, 11 different colors on my face. It would take me so much time to get ready in the morning.

Narrator: Throughout her career, she’s collaborated with clients including Cirque du Soleil, Make Up For Ever, Sephora, and MAC Cosmetics. She currently teaches these avant-garde techniques in master classes around the world.

D’Auteuil: My next goal, I think, would be to be a key makeup artist for a fashion week fashion show, so I’m just sending that into the universe. Designers, call me!