Name: Martine D
Model since: I signed in 2003 with Heartbreak, but I was in school and university
until 2011, after that I decided to try fulltime modeling. School came
-When did you know that you wanted to become a model?
"After I joined a little competition in my local shopping center, they
let me do a catwalk during the summer event week there. I felt really
good about it and wanted to continue."
-What modeling job have you enjoyed the most?
"A recent job I had in Honolulu Hawaii was just amazing. It was a whole
week shooting cover and an editorial for a French magazine. It was
such a great team, and a place I always dreamed of visiting. The
coolest moment was when we took some photos in the sea and I suddenly
had two wild huge turtles around me."
-What is the best thing about beeing a model?
"To be able to travel the world and at the same time live in places like the local people does. It's not like you're a tourist getting everything organized around you, you have to adapt to the culture. You go grocery shopping on the market, figuring out the metro jungle, discovering the city in another point of view. Furthermore I have got to know amazing people all over the world, which has really opened my eyes and helped me on the way. Plus I have (almost) learnt the language of my dreams, French, by living in Paris."
-What does your everyday makeup look like?
"My everyday makeup is normally for castings, and the client wants to
see my skin and how I look without too much makeup, therefore very
I use primer (MAKIASH), BB cream, concealer (MAKIASH), brow liner,
little mascara on top lashes (for an awake look), and a little fresh
blush (MAKIASH). If it's really hot weather, I brush a little compact
powder (MAKIASH) in the T-zone."
-What´s always in your purse?
"My iPhone (completely necessary for adresses and emails....... AND of
course music, photos and instagram;P).
Chewing gums in some crazy flavors (I often get sweet cravings if I am waiting).
Water (Need it during a long day for the body, but also to avoid
dehydration of skin/lips).
A good lip balm (to transform my sometimes raisin-ish lips)."
-What modeling job is your dream job?
"Within modeling my dream job would be a booking for Victoria's Secret
(Such a cliché, I know)."
-What are your best makeup tips?
"My best makeup tips will be to just "beautify" yourself with makeup,
do it natural and enhance your best features. When Friday comes you
just add some lipstick, do a pretty eyeshadow, or use a quick
smokey-eyes pen and you're ready for anything.
And find your skin tone to chose the right colored blush and
lipsticks, it can really brighten your face up if you chose the right
colors. I have olive tone skin, and love pink and coral tones."
If the world of Compact Powders confuses you, here are som tips:
With a Compact Powder we want to get a silky soft and natural look.
It´s important to find a shade that is the exact same colour as your own skin tone.
- Start with a primer
- If your skin is dry use your usual moisturiser before applying primer
- Use a Compact Powder that matches the tone of your jawline
- Avoid too dark or too light colours or it will not look natural
- If you want to add colour use Bronzing Bowder or Blush
- Use a Powder Brush too apply if you want a light and natural finish