Interview with Natalee Fisher: Make-Up Artist


Natalee Fisher is one of Wellington’s leading freelance makeup and hair artists.
From glossy magazine pages to natural bridal beauty, Natalee does it all. Shoe Connection
were lucky enough to have her create the stunning hair and makeup for our
Autumn Winter 2016 photoshoot. We chatted to Natalee about the looks she used in
the campaign, her favourite beauty products, the latest hair trends and more!

What are your favourite make-up and hair trends for this Winter?

Winter is a great time to be a bit more dramatic with your makeup – go for a smokey eye
in copper or chocolate tones or a really dark lip using burgundy, purple or deep browns.
And always with a few coats of mascara. Skin in winter can be a lot dryer so hydrated and
glowing skin is in. Brows are still going strong – but not those drawn on sharpie brows –
just defined combed up full looking brows.

Tell us about how you achieved the amazing hair and make-up looks for our seasonal campaign?

Our model Amanda was amazing looking to begin with, so that always makes my job easy!
For every look we kept the skin perfected but not too heavy with foundation. I used a lot of
highlight on her cheekbones to show off her amazing bone structure. We had many different
outfits so we needed to change up the makeup to suit each look. This was achieved by either
doing a strong smokey eye with a nude or peach lip, classic cat eye flicks with red lips, a more
bare eye with deep purple lips, then a dramatic coppery brown smokey eye. I got to do all my
favourite makeup looks in one day! Each makeup/hair change would take 10/15 minute
building on from the previous look. The hair we set into a soft wave and then played
around with braids and loose up dos.


What was your most memorable behind the scenes moment?

At then end of the day we were starting to run out of time so my assistant and I were actually
sprinting behind the model between the studio and the makeup room so we could change the look. The final one of the day actually ended up being one of my favourite hair/makeups even though it was one of the quickest changes we did all day.

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only take three essential items of make-up, what would you pick?

I love Bobbi Brown product so I would have to have the pot rouge in powder pink – to get a
soft flush in my cheeks and lip colour. I look dead without blush! Next would be smokey
eye mascara – I always get asked if my lashes are real when I wear it! Last in the list would be
the tinted moisturiser – to keep my skin hydrated and also protect it with the all-important SPF.

First the dip-died ends, then the long-bob, what do you think is going to be the next
big hairstyle of 2016?

Waves, shorter bobs or really long hair.
Blunt cuts, wet look but with shine product, messy bed hair and big textured braids.


Tell us about a total make-up disaster (if you’ve had one!)

One of the first big freelance jobs I did was for a big deal clothing label – I was extremely nervous.
I had poured the foundation (which was very runny) onto the back of my hand and as I was
going about applying it – it dripped off my hand and all down the front of the models beautiful
white silk beaded Sass & Bide dress. I wanted to die – that kind of thing never comes out!
I learnt to use capes quite quickly after that.

Who is your biggest style inspiration?

A classic – Alexa Chung. She nails the slightly rock n roll/60’s cool girl thing. She always has the perfect black flick on her eyes and messed up wavy hair and just oozes cool. Big girl crush.

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