My Passport Stamp: Western Australia Part II

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The most common thing in Australia in the health and beauty department is most definitely Pawpaw ointment. In case you have no idea what is pawpaw, it is simply papaya – it’s called pawpaw because that’s the sound the fruit makes when it falls from the tree, according to King Louie.

And who is King Louie?

If you’re really asking that then damn you gotta brush your up your Disney facts!

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Gesty Smith, Graphic designer

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How I started wearing makeup is funny. I was around 13 in secondary school— SMK Seafield, by the way!— where I was known as the rebel who wore makeup to school. The headmistress knew this, and she would always call me to come see her everyday to make sure I wasn’t wearing any makeup. Well, I got around that by making sure that I always packed my makeup to school and after I’d already met her, I’d just go to the bathroom and put it on. Before that I was a really tomboyish kid who wore jeans and had short hair and all that. I was kind of handsome back then, actually!

These days I work as a graphic designer, mostly designing logos and branding. I’ve done work for SHALS, designing their website and anything else where they might need help with graphic design. I’ve also been a teacher, where I was with an international language programme for two years and I did tutoring on the side. And I’ve also done some modelling on the side— mainly TVCs and clothing lines, a bit of runway but not so much. My hobbies tend towards the artistic side of things, though. Besides graphic design, I do like to indulge myself in music and painting.

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Raja Azureen Eleena, TV Host & Makeup Artist

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Technically my interest in makeup started when I was 14 because of Youtube, but if we’re talking about my entire makeup journey I guess it started from when I graduated from Ohio State University. I did psychology, and the reason I was doing it was because someone told me how they were looking for people to provide counselling for patients before they go to surgery and stuff. So I was interested and was like “yeah, I want to do that” but by my final year I felt like it was making me crazy so I ended up deciding that I wouldn’t do psychology after all. My first job after graduation was in PR and Branding for Marina Capital which is a private investment firm. I left after three months and that’s when I started Youtube since I wasn’t doing anything and had so much free time. My friends were all telling me that I should try doing tutorials since I practically spent half my day watching them— my favourite was Kandee Johnson, I loved how she was always smiling and how inspiring she was— so I thought I’d try it out.

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Three Common Situations And What Makeup To Bring For Them

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Not everyday is going to be a good makeup day. That’s a fact. Sure, it would be great if you could have perfectly groomed, brushed-up brows and eyeliner sharper than Naomi Campbell’s left cheekbone all day errday but you know what? That’s just not the case.

There’s ALWAYS going to be those days where you’re not going to have enough time to get ready… or you’re going to have to be out for a period longer than your makeup will withstand. Although you can’t control fate in order to avoid those days, what you can do is control what makeup you bring with you in order to look as fresh and… un-tragic as possible. I’m writing this from the perspective of a college student, but honestly it can be applied by anyone really.

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