This week, we wanted to meet someone from another creative area featured on The Creative Directory: make-up. We asked Emma White Turle, Beauty Editor at Large for Schön! Magazine and make-up artist based in London, to tell us about herself. Emma’s collaborated with great names such as the British, US and Russian Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar as well as MTV, Louis Vuitton and Topshop. She talks about her “pathological need to make everything beautiful” – nice pathology, isn’t it?
TCD: What made you want to become a make-up artist?
EWT: I was a model back in the dark ages, but a bad one so I used to get the make-up artists to teach me what they were doing as it was far more interesting to me. But I’ve also a pathological need to make everything beautiful.
TCD: If you could make a list of your favourite contemporary make-up artists, who would you pick?
EWT: Val Garland and Pat McGrath are two artists who have always held my admiration. Every single piece of their work is awe-inspiring and end up in my inspiration files.
TCD: If you were to tag yourself on TCD, what words would you use?
EWT: Glitter, Blond, Red Lips.
TCD: So what exciting projects are you working on right now?
EWT: I am constantly plotting and planning the beauty pages of Schön! Magazine, where I am Beauty Editor. Last week I shot an ad for SKY and worked with some of my American celebrity clients who are over in London for press.
TCD: What would be your dream commission?
EWT: I have so many dream commissions! A YSL beauty campaign, a cover of the Italian Vogue, working on the remake of Dallas…
TCD: Go on, tell us a secret?
EWT: I have a degree in Astrophysics…
Find out more about Emma here.