Interview with Maja Rikner – Lancôme Elite Makeup Artist!
Lancôme Gift Time has just begun at Sam McCauleys and as part of gift time we’re thrilled to be welcoming some members of Lancôme’s Elite Team of Makeup Artists to our stores.
Yesterday, 2016 Lancôme Golden Rose Award Winner – Maja Rikner – visited our Redmond Square store and we were lucky to nab her from her fully booked appointment list for a quick chat.
With over 17 years in the business and a portfolio of work which is packed with celeb clients, Maja Rikner is one of the brightest stars in the Lancôme Elite Team.
Take a look through Maja’s Instagram and you’ll see a signature look of pretty, classic, soft makeup.
Speaking about her style, Maja says that she tries to:
Bring out the most beautiful in each and every woman, to make them feel at their best.
Nothing that will transform or mask them, so they still feel themselves but in a more polished way.
We asked Maja if she had just one tip to share what would it be:
If you’re going to have good makeup good skin is important. Skin is good from the beginning before you start to apply. A really good moisturiser so that you feel that your skin is soft and hydrated. If your skin is good everything is going to be good.
Lancômes new Ultra Wear Foundation leaves skin looking really flawless without looking caked. It stays on the whole day so you don’t have to worry about touch-ups.
Always if you wear foundation use bronzer or blusher to bring colour back into the skin, to give you a healthy glow and then if you spend a little bit more time doing that if you don’t have time for eyes it doesn’t really matter because you have a really good base.
Throughout her career Maja has worked on awards ceremonies like the BAFTA’s and InStyle Magazine Awards, and has had her work featured in Vogue and other glossy magazines. This is even before we mention the numerous celebrities she’s worked with including Sarah Jessica Parker, Melissa George, Kristen Scott Thomas and Lily James.
With such a packed career it must be hard to pick just one stand-out moment, but we asked Maja to let us know the highlight of her career so far:
The highlight of my career was when I won the Lancôme Golden Rose Award – it was a total shock! I was ‘are you sure it’s me!’ It was really really good! BAFTA is also the highlight of the year. It’s so much fun. You’re doing what you love the most. It’s a very intense couple of days but it’s really good fun.
Maja created this sophisticated look for TV Presenter Louise Roe for last months BAFTA Awards, using the following Lancôme products:
Base: The skin was prepped with Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Serum and La Base Pro before applying Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation to give a long lasting matte finish. Dustings of Belle de Teint and Blush Subtil were blended over the apples of the cheeks and around the temples to give a subtle rosy glow
Eyes: Definition was added to the eyes using a blend of Hypnôse Palette and Ombre Hypnôse Mono and finishing with a line of Grandiose Liner and lashings of Grandiose Mascara. The brows were amplified using both Sourcils Gel and Sourcils Styler
Lips: Lining the lips with Le Contour Pro in 211 and a generous layer of Rouge in Love Lipstick
It was great meeting with Maja and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that she will be returning to Sam McCauleys again next year. If you would like to check out Maja’s work you can do so on her Instagram account @majamakeups
Lancôme Gift Time is running at all Sam McCauley Lancôme counters until 26th March.