Big Hair & Gorgeous Make-up @ Glamcon

Saturday, December 01, 2018

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GabbyGlam Hosts GLAMCON

GabbyGlam Co founder and creative director Gabrielle Waite is quite passionate and focused on creating her very own “glampire”. Glamcon is the newest addition, and on Sunday, beauty seekers had two reasons to turn up at the Worthington, Spanish Court hotel. The admission was two-fold, Glam Girls perused the beauty offerings, took photos at the Candy'd Camera photo booth, and sampled products on display, while Glam Queens had a one-on-one masterclass with celebrity make-up artist Engeline 'Baby' Casseus. Naturally, Under the Dryer gets a front row seat to the masterclass.


Casseus, who's a self-made make-up artist and founder/chief creative mind behind Cassé Bella Artistry has worked with celebs like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Migos, Cardi B, Trey Songz, and Wyclef Jean — just don't call her a celebrity make-up artist. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida native is also a freelance make-up artist with MAC Cosmetics and has been a certified MAC make-up artist for the past five years. One of her primary tips was "If you have an imperfection, make it your perfection". Casseus shared some more...



1. Make-up for productions (movies, music videos, theatre/drama) is where it's at. I make J$800-900 on every occasion.

2. You will be making at least 10-15 touch-ups per person on every set you step on. Your goal is to start small and build on that foundation, so less is always more.

3. Production make-up is no joke. You sometimes have 10-15 minutes to get the client ready, on set, and in line for wardrobe.

4. Never limit your make-up kit to one brand. Experiment with every palette you get your hands on and mix and play with your products. That's where the art comes into play.

5. A personalised lip palette is the best and most valuable tool on set — "Depot" your favourite tints and mix and match to create new unconventional shades.

6. Sanitation is key! Every tool from lip swatches to brushes must be cleaned before each beat. Sidenote: Invest in wholesale products that are single-use, like spoolies and sponges.

7. Pigments are my go-to eyeshadows — the application is way better and a little goes a long way with pigments. Liquid glitters are perfect for production make-up for the same reason.

8. Don't change your foundation, change your powders instead

9. Use lipstick to get the right foundation for a dark girl when make-up does not seem to work.

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