The In-Tray

Behind the Scenes
On set with makeup artist Linda Jefferyes

Meet Linda Jefferyes, leading editorial makeup artist and the creative force behind this month’s Music & the Muse beauty looks. Mixing colours and textures on her silver painter’s palette, this artistry alchemist conjured the 1970s spirit of Patti, Debbie et al to create this series of muso-as-muse looks. We caught up with her to talk inspiration, detoxing and the colour of the season.

TMM: Where do you get inspiration from?
LJ: “Life. I draw inspiration from everything, from people walking in the street to films, books, art. It’s really important to have an understanding of history and where things come from—so much of art, fashion and music are influenced by the past. For instance, when French Vogue recreated a David Bowie record cover with Kate Moss; you take a little of the past and mix it with another influence to modernise it and make it relevant now.”


TMM: Do you have a muse?
LJ: “I get inspired by all sorts of people. I don’t have one person that I would say is my ‘muse’ [but] if I have to choose [an icon], it would have to be Deborah Harry from Blondie.”


TMM: What’s your favourite beauty look?
LJ: “This keeps changing all the time…generally I like makeup that's a little edgy with glamour.”


TMM: What are you most looking forward to this season?
LJ: “I'm loving how there seems to be no rules for makeup at the moment. It's a very creative time. [And] I am predicting copper is going to be a big colour in late 2017.”



TMM: What’s in your kit for spring 2017?
LJ: “That’s hard! I loved playing with the new Hourglass Confession lipsticks. The texture is heaven, really conditioning and so many shades to choose from. There are so many reds to choose from in the NARS Powermatte collection; the perfect matte and incredible colours.”


TMM: How do you switch up your skin care for spring?
LJ: “I'm big on exfoliating—especially after winter. I love Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, Tatcha’s Deep Polish Rice Enzyme Powder is really gentle if you have sensitive skin, and Malin + Goetz Jojoba Face Scrub gets down deep to really revitalise that winter skin. I also believe it's a great time for a detox; the difference in your skin after is amazing.”


TMM: Who is on your playlist?
LJ: “I grew up with artists like Patti Smith, Debbie Harry and Stevie Nicks, so for me, it’s hard to go past them. [I’m also listening to] Amy Winehouse, The White Stripes, The Cure, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Janis Joplin.”


Words by Helene Pappas

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