Monday, 1 February 2016

Joyce Bonelli Interview

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing celebrity makeup artist Joyce Bonelli about her celeb clientele, doing the Kardashian family's makeup for the last 10 years and what we can expect from this blonde bombshell in 2016. Here's a little snippet:

Talk me through an average day in the life of you?
Every day is different, but we roll with it. On the days that are super packed with three or four clients, I’ll take my son Zeplin to work with me so he can have play dates with his friends Ma$e, P and Nori [that’s Mason and Penelope Disick and North West, in case you were in any doubt]. In our home we always have dinner together and sometimes I bake with the kids. Zeplin is obsessed with confetti cupcakes. My boyfriend Ben Taverniti is a designer who often turns our dining room into the biggest explosion as he works all night on his line, Unravel. So really we’re never not working. I love it! Secretly I’ve been passing out listening to my French lessons, which is why it makes it impossible to ever speak French with my boyfriend [laughs]. I can never sleep longer than four hours though, so when everyone is sleeping I work on designing a kids’ collection. Then repeat. I love my life.

You’ve worked with the Kardashians for over 10 years – do you have a favourite beauty look that you’ve created for a Kardashian/Jenner? 
Doing 90s chocolate lips on Khloe and Kylie. Kylie’s recent ELLE cover with the bleached brows. Kendall’s 2015 American Music Awards look, with bangs. And, of course, the seasons of Kim And Kourtney Take New York, because we did heavy, gorgeous glam.

You’ve also worked extensively with Nicki Minaj – what are your highlights from that experience? Nicki’s ELLE cover when she had a stripped down, no make-up look. And her American Idol judging looks, because they were all so different and allowed me to use glitter and colour, which I never use in other settings.

Who do you like to follow on Instagram for beauty inspiration? 
I like to see what my glam [hairstylist and make-up artist] friends are up to, such as the iconic Serge Normant, Clyde Haygood, Scotty Cunha, Chris Dylan and Rob Scheppy. Also magazines like Let’s Panic, and other amazing artists who don’t do ‘beauty’, but have a more artistic movement that I live for.

To read our interview in full head on over to ASOS.


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