Make Me Over! Interview with Tina’s makeup artist

Tina Turner- Make up

Jamie had the chance to interview Valentina Sguera for the Tina Turner Blog. Valentina is a free lance make up artist who had the chance to work with Tina for a Armani event! Read the interview below!

Valentina, tell us about yourself, how long have you been a makeup artist for?

I have been a makeup artist for 13 years and I work on TV, photo shoots and fashion shows. This is my web site www.valentinasguera.it In the red carpet section you can find a Tina Turner photo at the Armani event.

How did the job come about to work with Tina at the Armani event in Rome?

I sometimes work for L’Orèal Paris and the national makeup artist asked me to work with him at the event.

What was your initial reaction to knowing you would meet and makeup this living legend?

I was excited and terrified at the same time, because I love her but I was afraid she was crazy and flawed like most of the stars I have met in my life. Also my English is not so good so I was afraid that I would not be able to communicate with her.

So tell us about that day…when you walked into Tina Turner ‘s dressing room…

It was last year, the 5th of June. Rome was very warm and I was running late. Tina was in the Hotel Hassler in Piazza di Spagna. The hotel is at the end of a long staircase and I was carrying my big makeup bag. When I arrived at the Hotel I was completely sweaty. It was not my best day! I asked at the concierge for Tina Turner and he showed me to her room. I also had the hairstylist there with me who didn’t speak English at all. We knocked on the door and Erwin Bach came to open it. After a few seconds Tina came out and welcomed us with a big smile.

What did you talk about?

We talked first about hair cuts and I told her we didn’t have tweezers. She laughed loudly and then I remembered I meant scissors, not tweezers! She apologized with me because she didn’t speak Italian. Then she explained to me how she wanted the makeup.

Did Tina have any music playing in her hotel room?

Yes but I don’t remember what she was listening to.

Tina is known for mostly doing her own makeup and once said she only used to let makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin touch her face. It must have been an honour to be allowed to make up Tina…

Sure, in fact for the makeup she asked me to use her own product and she had only Kevyn Aucoin products.

And can we just say you did an amazing job! Tina looked beautiful that evening. You also took a selfie with Tina! Was that your suggestion or hers?

It was my suggestion, I could not go without having a picture with her.

Lastly, would you work with Tina again?

I would love to work with her again, she is an exceptional person.

 

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5 responses to “Make Me Over! Interview with Tina’s makeup artist

  1. I’m ur third Cuz… Contact me if can.

  2. Marie

    Lucky Girl! She did a great job with the make up. Would love to hear more of the story. Thanks guys!

  3. sergio mura

    Does anybody know who the man with Tina and Armani in the second picture is?

  4. zulma aguirre villca

    DISCULPEN PERO NO ESCRIBO CORRECTAMENTE EL INGLES Y NOSE COMO EXPRESAR MI GRAN AFECTO A TINA , ¡TINA ERES LA MEJOR , TE EDMIRO MUCHISIMO, CUANTO PERO CUANTO DESEO CONOCERTE EN PERSONA Y DARTE UN ABRAZO ESO ES MI GRAN SUEÑO, ME REENCANTAN TODAS TUS TEMAS NO SABES CUANTO ERES LA MEJOR!
    ZULMA DESDE BOLIVIA SUD AMÉRICA

    I SEND HIM TRANSLATED FOR IF THE SPANISH DOES NOT DEAL

    FORGIVE BUT I DO NOT WRITE CORRECTLY THE ENGLISHMAN AND NOSE AS MY GREAT AFFECTION EXPRESSES TO TUB, TUB YOU ARE THE BEST, YOU EDMIRO MUCHISIMO, BUT DESIRE TO KNOW YOURSELF IN PERSON AND TO GIVE YOU AN EMBRACE IT IS MY GREAT DREAM, I RE-AM CHARMED WITH ALL YOUR TOPICS YOU DO NOT KNOW ALL THAT YOU ARE THE BEST! ZULMA FROM BOLIVIA SOUTH AMERICA

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