Shimada is a Wellington based makeup artist,
with a love for fashion and her daughter.
We recently caught up to bring you
the story of how Prepair NZ can impact
a makeup artist ❤️
Tell us about your experience with Prepair NZ
As a makeup artist I work with a lot of local creatives.
My photographer friend Devanga approached me to help with the #TrueLoveIs campaign.
I knew the work I was about to take part in was for a good cause, but it wasn’t until I arrived on set to meet Irene and the team - that's when I realised the extent of how big the project was actually about to be.
After the photoshoot, I was invited back to do the makeup for the three brave women who went on to tell their stories as part of the campaign on film.
So, how does a makeup artist feel impacted by Prepair?
Long answer short - I was part of A NATION WIDE IMPACT!!!
And it feels AMAZING! Knowing that I’ve contributed in some sort of way to such an important message for younger and even older generations means a lot.
I literally had tears in my eyes when we found out that Prepair NZ had partnered with Glassons.
Being apart of the journey from the beginning and watching it unfold is so empowering.
Prepair NZ have shown that if you put your mind to something that you believe in - you can.
Your ideas paired with actions will create HUGE results.
Why is Prepair NZ important to you?
I think there's a lack of organisations like Prepair in our country specifically targeting young women. I'm hopeful for the younger generations to come. I love knowing that there are these tools and workshops run by beautiful, strong, encouraging and inspiring ladies behind them.
Now our girls have somewhere to look to, for education advice and support.
What a way to add value to our world.
To me - it's game-changing!
What advice would you give your younger self
Don’t lose yourself and who you are chasing happiness everywhere else but within yourself first.
What do you think young women in NZ should
know about relationships?
Communication is KEY.
The way you communicate with yourself & the way communicate with others.
Also that everything is a process. Stop trying to rush everything. Good things take time.
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