Meet Celebrity Make-Up Artist, Françoise Saint-Pierre
As the world of make-up and fashion constantly change, it’s important to know who to seek tips from to make sure we are getting the latest advice on trends and colors. As a talented and very creative make-up artist, Françoise Saint-Pierre is someone i’ve personally trusted to receive the latest in the industry.
Based in Los Angeles, Françoise Saint-Pierre is recognized for her leading role at Lise Watier. Business Developer, Trainer and Makeup Artist, she promotes the brand trough makeup exposition and at Naimie’s where it is sold in exclusivity in the United States. Her clientele is a mix of celebrities and makeup artists: Dolly Parton, Anthony Gordon, Adam Christopher, to name a few. She also works as a makeup artist and hair stylist for film, print and events. Read more about Françoise below:
Where were you born?
I was born in Quebec City from a French Canadian father and a French mother.
Where do you live now?
I live in Los Angeles, California
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a neurosurgeon. I saw a brain in formol when I was very young and was fascinated.
How did that transpire to a career in makeup?
I hope it doesn’t! Seriously, I cannot keep anything simple; I always make everything a little bit challenging. Nothing is ever enough for me, I always aspire higher. I am a dreamer and do not think human has any limitation.
How did you now that the makeup artist industry was where you wanted to be?
I did not have to force it. It just happened. It was a really natural and easy process. Everything just aligned right. After graduating from Cinema Makeup School, I got a job with Lise Watier Cosmétques and I have been working with them since. I love my job and it is the only job I have ever loved. I think the makeup industry is very particular and what is particular about it is that everybody is absolutely and entirely dedicated to his or her craft. It is a very passionate environment.
Do you have a signature style?
I love dewy skin and smoky eyes. I love the Brigitte Bardot look and put a touch of it in my work.
What inspires you?
The sixties are my biggest inspiration. I like Edie Sedgwich makeup a lot and I always have to hold myself from big eye and nude lips. I also work a lot with mood board and like to take inspiration from other culture and mixing different period. Having a good knowledge of the different periods is crucial in makeup artistry.
What work do you admire?
I admire the work of Serge Luthens. He was such an inspiration for his time and such a talented individual. I also admire Karl Lagerfeld. He is a magnificent artist. Those people are living 20 lives at once and have a huge influence in art.
What does the future hold for you?
I would like to collaborate with makeup artists on different projects. I learn so much by working with my peers. I feel like the industry is always improving and bringing new innovative products. Technology is a big part of the makeup industry and I actually cannot wait to see what new techniques are to come. In the immediate future, I have a project that combines mixed arts and futuristic fashion en makeup. I like to combine different media. I also would love to put a book together.