I love colours and have a passion for supporting unknown labels and homegrown talents. Uses earth and animal-friendly products.
Molly, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Make-up Artist?
About Molly Sasha Leong (aka Mollywood)Molly was an Arts student and always had a creative streak. However, that artistic streak was never developed until the further part of her life. She took an Advance Diploma in Makeup Artistry with Cosmoprof and started freelancing while still working in an MNC.She later ditched her iMacs and iPhone, left a corporate job that commands a pay to die for, at a company that most people will love and die to work in for brushes and paints.She started an event and makeup services company for corporate entities, The Palette House. Mollywood, as she is always referred to, had participated in many projects either as a planner or as part of the makeup team
Who is your inspiration in life Molly? How do you keep inspired?
I am inspired by struggling artists like myself who strive to create a unique sense of belonging and unique works.
We all make mistakes Molly; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Make-up Artist; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I have confronted a fellow makeup artist who stolen a client behind my back. I would have let it go as if a client is not loyal; it is as good as losing a good friend.
Molly, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Make-up Artist, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I always understand their needs and expectations. I will then work around their expectations and provide them with my ideas and what they can expect from me, No deal is sealed if there is no understanding of both parties, which is the core reason to be able to work together to produce good work of art.
Please tell us, Molly, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Make-up Artist?
When I had to handle a team of 3 MUA and two hairstylists in a very grand wedding. I have to ensure all the look boards are followed, and at the same time dolling up the bride.
Molly, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I was approached by a photographer to do a test shoot with an exotic model from South Africa. He was very determined to have the smokey blue makeup done for the beach shoot before moving to bronze and sunkissed look. I explained to him that to makeup and layer the look from light to dark is easier and save time having to remove and redo the whole makeup completely. After two days, he agreed.
Molly, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Make-up Artist. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
When I walk the stage of The Royal Albert Hall in London in 2014 for the International Visionary Award.
Molly, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When I am in charge of creating a bohemian look for 14 models from all walks of life for a local designer year-end show.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Make-up Artist?
Be persistent, creative and think out of the box. Be flexible, and always ready to learn.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
High fashion, avant-garde
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