• About a girl - Lucille Brunette

About a girl - this month, get to know Lucille Brunette, make up artist for Billabong winter 12 photoshoot.


Can you tell us about your job?

My job is making people look beautiful. Luckily this involves me traveling around the world which has become a way of life. In 2009 I launched a beauty spot called Le Studio de Maquillage in Paris which is open to every women.

How did you become a make up artist?

It was my dream since I was 15.  I was really lucky to meet Eliane GOURIOU, a Dior make up artist, and she explained to me how the business works and really encouraged me.

What is the best thing about your work?

Traveling around the world. I’ve worked in more than a hundred destinations from islands to mountains, from the very hot to the very cold.

What is the worst thing about your job?

Carrying 25 kg on my back.

Tell us about the photoshoots with Billabong. Which specific products do you use, how long does it take to get one girl ready for a shoot, how is the vibe on the shoots?

I love Billabong shoots. They typically start with big nice breakfast meeting to prepare for the day. Then we start the make up. I use very light foundation, and always strive for perfect luminescent skin, with accent on the eyes. I need about an hour to get each girl ready for a shot. On the Billabong shoots, there is always a nice energy, with happy, friendly crew. We work hard but enjoy it a lot.

Any daily beauty tips?

My Future serum from Nuskin and my organic rose hip oil morning and evening.

What would you be doing if you were not working in the fashion industry?

I would be living on a sail boat on warm seas.

What are the trends in beauty for next season?

Perfect luminescent skin with no make up texture, beautiful lips with hot colors: red, orange, pink.

Who are your style icons?

Kate Moss, Yves St Laurent.

What’s your best memory as a make up artist?

My first trip to Tahiti for Madame Figaro. We went camping for two days on Tetiaroa, Marlon Brando’s atoll. Also a sailboat trip for Marie France in the Caribbean Islands really stands out.

What’s your motto?

K.I.S.S : keep it simple stupid

What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

In Paris that I’m a real island girl, but in the Islands that I’m a real city girl.

Lucille Brunette