Meet GYPSY SHRINE BOSS Carly, the QUEEN of the glitzy-glam selfie. She is the latest addition to the series of 'A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GYPSY SHRINE ARTIST'. We cornered makeup artist Carly into answering some killer questions, from her ultimate glitter inspirations to transforming customers into mesmerising mermaids. Carry on glittering the game, go Carly!
"WELL BEHAVED WOMEN DONT MAKE HISTORY"
WHO ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT HAVE INSPIRED YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR CAREER IN MAKEUP?
I have always been a huge fan of the Gypsy Shrine since coming across their glitter looks on Instagram. The artists featured on the page really inspired me to give glittering a go! Since getting into it I've come across so many amazing artists. I love @SAMANTHAHELENMUA for her amazing SFX talent. @PMON6 and @THRILLSOFTOMORROW for their creativity alongside @LUCYHARTMAKEUPARTIST and @RHIABARTONMUA for their glam.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO WEAR THE GYPSY SHRINE PRODUCTS?
I love a classic head jewel with glitter around the eyes it's such a simple but effective look to achieve. Also, you can't go wrong with the iridescent all in one body jewel on the chest with a bit of sparkle coming off it. My fave glitter to use is SILVER ECLIPSE and IRIDESCENT DIAMOND.
FESTIVALS OR HALLOWEEN?
ALWAYS FESTIVALS. I am addicted.
WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE MIGHT NOT EXPECT ABOUT BEING A GYPSY SHRINE ARTIST?
You get to meet so many other amazing artists killing it! I have learnt so many techniques and have been completely inspired by the other girls. Everyone is rooting for each other to be the best they can be. If you love a look, you tell them you love that look! It makes you feel so much more empowered by what you are doing.
WHAT IS THE WEIRDEST YET WONDERFUL GLITTER LOOK YOU’VE EVER CREATED?
Halloween was definitely weird and wonderful! The look that sticks out the most is the girl who asked to be a mermaid and wanted me to apply blue dye to her hair! THANK GOD it worked and she looked AWESOME!
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE AS A GYPSY SHRINE ARTIST?
This is tough! Each event has been memorable in different ways. Probably Halloween at Topshop, Oxford Street as it was crazy busy! Also The Gypsy Shrine Christmas party. That was such a good laugh.
WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE GIRL BOSS QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?
FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT! Also WELL BEHAVED WOMEN DONT MAKE HISTORY.