Today, I have the great pleasure of being the host on Day 5 of Chris Scott’s Virtual Blog Tour. Chris’ book Face With a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty MakeUp is celebrating its big Amazon launch on June 2nd, 2015.
CHRIS SCOTT, M.A. is the creator of San Francisco-based Makeup Gourmet®. Over his nearly 30-year career, in addition to doing makeup for top models from every corner of the planet, he has also had the honor of working for legends like Paul McCartney, US Vice President Al Gore, Shirley Temple Black, Maya Angelou and Olympic Gold medalists Oksana Baiul and Kristi Yamaguchi. He was the creator and host of the TV show Makeup Gourmet from 2008 to 2010, he was a leading Chanel Beauté national artist for over two decades, and is also the creator and guest teacher of Fashion Makeup at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He created his unique Makeup Gourmet line to ensure his clients and the public have access to high-quality, ethically produced, ‘green’ makeup and skincare with a low-carbon footprint. Chris is also the author of the wonderfully visual ‘how to’ book Face with a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Makeup (2014), as well as Cosmetic Counter Survival Guide: How to Buy the Right Skin Care and Makeup (2003).
Yesterday, Chris visited Dana Taylor at http://wp.me/p1yTXR-AL where they talked about authentic beauty for the older generation, and the keys to maintaining healthy skin as we age.
Today, I’d like to share a recent interview I had with Chris when I got to ask him some questions on being seen authentically in public, and how to see ourselves the way other people see us. I hope you enjoy it.
*** INTERVIEW ***
Michelle: There is a lot of talk about Authenticity in the world of self-improvement and self-growth. That focus is an internal one, and it cultivates beauty on the inside – or from the inside out. So, I am curious to learn more about the term you use “Authentic Beauty”.
CHRIS: As a makeup artist, I want to clear a path so people see you more clearly. I use authentic as a ways to express how I feel my unique method of makeup application heightens how we and others see us.
Michelle: I have found that many of the women I work with have a tendency to hide behind the computer, in their virtual work, and have fear of being seen. We might avoid going to a networking event, and run the other direction when speaking opportunities arise. Can you tell my readers why you write that it feels good to be seen?
CHRIS: When we have a message that we truly want to communicate, it is important that our message is delivered and then received exactly as we intended. Then when we connect with others and they comprehend and appreciate your message, there is a feeling of completion. As someone who thrives on sharing exact instruction to my clients, this is a good feeling.
Michelle: Many women struggle with self-worth, self confidence and self-esteem. I believe that we are on a journey to self-love – a journey back to our soul self. But along the way, we have a lot of self-judgment about our body, our work and our abilities. And what I have witnessed is that we are unable to see our beauty and our gifts because of that lens or filter of judgment. You write about how we can shift that to see how other people see us. Can you tell us more about that?
CHRIS: Gladly. There are some real clear examples here. I like ‘We can’t see the forest because of the trees’. My trick is to help clients see the forest. When applying makeup, we are close to a mirror and focusing on one aspect of ourselves. As long as we stay close to that mirror, we will never see all of us. We become hypercritical of a single aspect. I work with two mirrors, one close to see what you are doing, and one at least three feet away to see ourselves as others will see us. Artists have to constantly do this with their work.
To look interchangeably at the tree and then the forest creates a more objective aesthetic that lies more in the harmony of features as oppose to one feature out of whack.
*** END OF INTERVIEW ***
I hope you enjoyed this interview with Chris Scott and that you’ll check out his book Face With a Heart: Mastering Authentic Beauty Make-Up during his big Amazon launch on June 2nd. When you buy the book during the launch, you’ll receive dozens of free gifts from Chris, and his friends and colleagues. You can CLICK HERE to find out more about the book and these free gifts.
One of the gifts when you buy the book is the MP3 downloads to Chris’ 3-Day Telesummit ‘The Keys to Feeling Authentically Beautiful’, with fabulous panel of 11 internationally renowned image experts.
To receive a reminder to buy this book on launch day so you can get all the authentic beauty bonus gifts, go to http://makeupgourmet.com/book-launch/pages/pre-launch.php
*** BE SURE TO FOLLOW CHRIS ON HIS BLOG TOUR ***
If you’d like to catch more of Chris’ Virtual Blog tour, ‘visit’ him at these dates and places:
THURSDAY MAY 28th: Tina Games’ Moonlight Musings blog at http://bit.ly/1nJGkuY where they will talk about authentic beauty, believing you are beautiful, and the difference between ‘classic’ and ‘authentic’ beauty makeup.
SUNDAY MAY 31ST: Michelle Galatoire’s Nourish and Bloom blog at http://bit.ly/1DBQWCI where they will talk about being seen authentically in public, and how to see ourselves the way other people see us.
TUESDAY JUNE 2nd: Lynn Serafinn’s Spirit Authors blog at http://wp.me/p3cvXN-Tf where they’ll be talking about how to choose visual images for a full-colour book, working with a photographer, and how ‘crossover’ authors can communicate their message to their audience.
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