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My #EPIC FAIL and why I started my Holistic Approach to Beauty

Want to hear about an #EpicFail? 

Well, grab your favourite tea or glass of chardonnay and get cosy – I have a story for you.

So, it all happened at a time when I had reached a level in my career as a successful Make-Up Artist & Designer where I received packages upon packages from cosmetic companies in the hope that I would use their products on my celebrity clients.

And I must admit, it felt good and I was excited to try all these shiny, new products. I mean how can you not be excited when there are so many promises, so many options and so many products to choose from?

So off I went and played with these promising products.

Then one day, while working with one of my favourite clients and friend, Natalie Portman, on a big movie, her skin suddenly reacted to a product. I won’t name names but said product was from a very high-end and successful make-up brand, actually. 

I was mortified, as we had to get ready for filming the first scene of the day and there was not much time to rectify the situation. This was bad and at the time I felt so powerless.  

Thankfully I’m always very calm in an emergency situation. I normally panic after everything is sorted and OK again, but that’s just who I am. 

So, I pulled all my skincare and make-up wisdom together, found an emergency solution and the day went on fine thank goodness!

Eileen Kastner Delago doing Natalie Portman's makeup

My Take 2

Even though Natalie was such a trooper and so supportive, I felt horrible.

But you know what? It taught me a TON about what my real passion and purpose is in the beauty business and this endeavour, my ‘Take 2’ has been thriving for a few years now!

Since that moment, I have dedicated my time to mapping out the beauty routines of my regular celebrity clients, way ahead of time. This process helps me keep their skin in its best possible shape, year after year, without having to deal with any last-minute panic about skin issues before a job I have with them or skin issues that come up as we are in some different climate zone for example.

Best of all, my approach leads to stress-free make-up time as the skin is intentionally set and prepped perfectly; meaning that often just a little makeup is needed.

This planning process has been a massive part of my journey from “Make-Up Artist” to “Holistic Beauty Expert”, building invaluable trust with my clients — so when I say it’s a game-changer;      I really mean it. 

And I want to bring this to YOU also.

My Holistic Approach to Beauty

Now, if you are anything like me, then you like to plan things out a bit and set up steps that help to get you closer to what’s possible, right?

So I spent a long time thinking about these steps we can ALL implement into our lives that help keep our beauty routine streamlined and effective.

It’s all about doing what feels good to you, and it’s really helpful sometimes to re-evaluate what you like and don’t like to get some new, fresh inspiration.

Did you ever experienced an #Epic Beauty Fail — and more importantly, what did you learn from it!

Look at your beauty routine with fresh eyes and let me know in the comments what comes up for you.

To give you a little helping hand, I have a free guide for you which is based on the first steps I implement with my celebrity clients when creating their bespoke FaceWardrobe. This is my signature approach to peace of mind around a unique and individual beauty routine for now and years to come.

My wish is for you to approach your beauty routine with an insightful look at what works for you, your skin and your life. I call this being skinsightful 

Click and download the 20-page Skinsightful Roadmap to spark some ideas and action. 

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