Tuesday 8 January 2019
Terry Barber, M∙A∙C Cosmetics Director of Makeup Artistry, and Solent Honorary Doctor of Fashion, visited Solent recently to give BA (Hons) Makeup and Hair Design , BA (Hons) Fashion Styling and Creative Direction and BA (Hons) Beauty Promotion students a fascinating talk on the changing landscape of the beauty industry.
During his visit Terry was interviewed in front of the student audience by Lee Pycroft, associate lecturer at Solent and a leading make-up artist. The duo discussed everything from the ‘one size fits all’ Instagram look and how it is subduing individuality, and how perceived flaws are part of a more compelling story of makeup and identity.
Students were also given the opportunity to chat to Terry one-on-one at an afternoon tea held to celebrate the launch of ANONSTYLE magazine. The publication is an innovative online magazine featuring content from undergraduate and postgraduate students at Solent – giving them a platform to showcase their work.
We caught up with Terry and Lee to get an insider view of the makeup industry including the biggest challenges, advice they’d give to others – and what they love most about their jobs: