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has travelled the world. Living in Spain, Australia and Kenya for seven years, he draws on a vast wealth of knowledge and experience when creating his looks. But Italy, where he was born and raised, remains his true love. Now settled in Florence, Tuscany, he explains how his family and local café culture continue to influence his practice.
“When I was a kid my mom and sister used to take me with them to beauty consulting appointments in the perfumeries for many different brands. I was fascinated! As soon as we got back home I would try to recreate the looks I had seen. My mom and sister were, and still are, my biggest fans.”
“I fell in love with VIVA GLAM Lipstick I when I first used it, and it continues to be a favourite product. When it is used in combination with Prep + Prime Lip with a Brick Lip Pencil and applied with a 316 Lip Brush it has the effect of real, superstar lips. I’d recommend keeping your lips looking full and plump with the fantastic VIVA GLAM Ricky Lip Conditioner too.”
“My favourite thing to do is sit in a café and watch the world go by. I like to come up with stories about who people are, where they are going, and how their day was. It’s here that I noticed the trend in Italy right now for a smoky brown eye in the day. To create it, use Stubborn Brown Powerpoint Eye Pencil, with Brulé and Espresso Eye Shadows. Always start with Studio Moisture Tint to create a uniform colour on the skin and for dark circles, Select Cover-Up applied with the 224 Tapered Blending Brush.”