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Five minutes with: Sebastien Tardiff


We speak to Sebastien Tardiff, the 
Asia-Pacific regional director 
for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, MiNDFOOD reports.

MiNDFOOD: What does your role involve?

I look after Korea, China, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. I also participate in Fashion Week in Bangkok every season, where all the best artists join me for 20 shows in four days. I also touch base at New York Fashion Week. I train managers and make-up artists.

What inspired you to become a make-up artist?

I studied fine arts at university but I wanted more contact with people. One day I looked at my paintings, which were all portraits, and 
I considered the two things 
I loved: portraits and fashion. Then, boom, it dawned on me: I would become a make-up artist. So instead of interpreting a face on a canvas, I now use the human face as my canvas.

What is it like working with Bobbi Brown?

Bobbi is a great person to work with. She’s a great listener and she takes inspiration from what women really want in the way of make-up. Bobbi Brown is all about providing the tools, techniques and knowledge about how to apply the make-up. It’s all very well for something to look pretty, but you need to know what to do with it.



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