A High-End Makeup Artist On Celebrating Women and Using Skin-Loving Makeup

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re into makeup. Makeup works as an extension of your personality, has the power to make you feel better, it can be a part of your uniform and let’s face it – makeup is just so fun (raise your hand if you just love looking at pretty palettes!). Considering most of us use some form of makeup on the daily, wouldn’t it be better if it also treats and benefits our skin? It was this line of thinking that informs Sisley’s makeup collection.

The high-end French beauty label may be known for its seriously luxe, plant-based skincare but their makeup are in a league of its own; combining kind-to-skin, treatment properties with classic colours you can’t go wrong with. Makeup artist Alexandre Collaiani, with his experience in film, opera and editorials, bring a creative, artistic spin to Sisley’s products. For SS18, his vision for Sisley is Lady Liberty. Rather than coming up with a whole new limited edition range, Alexandre uses Sisley’s makeup to inspire original artworks to gift Sisley’s loyal clients.

We caught up with him to chat about Sisley’s star products and he shares some words of wisdom on skincare and why women are at the epicentre of his work.

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Alexandre Collaiani with his artwork

On working with models…

I have model friends and I observe their lifestyle. They go through so many makeup changes in a day and that takes a toll on their skin. When I hear Sisley’s makeup philosophy, I thought it was an interesting concept. It’s not just colour, it’s also about caring for the skin. It takes a long time to develop the technology because ingredients are very important. Sisley is pricey, but it’s because of quality and expertise behind it. We use the best ingredients.

On eschewing signature looks…

If you come to Sisley, there won’t be any models or celebrities. We have purely products. We seduce customers with quality. I think it’s interesting to show the woman that Sisley can be creative too by demonstrating the harmony of colours.

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