Savannah Paige Simpson discusses makeup, being trained in Los Angeles, doing FX Stage Film & TV, modeling, photo shoots, and more!

Beyond The Lens – Makeup Artist Savannah Paige Simpson has finally received her first publication on our website after briefing us on her latest plans, upcoming projects, background story, and more. I’ve been connected with her through my social media platforms for a while but never really had the chance to do an interview with her so I felt the need to change that. After getting in contact with her we quickly made progressed was able to do a 6-7 question interview. It was a great honor interviewing this awesome person. Enjoy reading the interview!!

~~Interview /w Savannah Paige Simpson~~


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Internet Hollywood: What’s up Savannah? I’m pleased to have you joining us here at Internet Hollywood today. I appreciate you taking the time out to of your day to accept the invitation to your very first interview with us. I look forward to seeing some of your responses to some of my questions. Now I did a little digging and discovered your talent spreads beyond makeup and goes into other things. But before we get to that could you explain a little bit about who you are, where you from, and what things you do?

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Savannah: My name’s Savannah Paige Simpson. I’m a certified and published makeup artist out of the Hollywood, CA film industry. I was born and raised in North Reading, MA, about 20 minutes north of Boston. I trained and worked in Los Angeles from 2016 to 2018, and recently moved back home to the Boston area. My skills range from beauty makeup, special effects, prosthetic making, body painting, and hair styling. I also model on the side, I’ve acted in a few films, and I’m almost finished with esthetician school.

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Internet Hollywood: I’m sure makeup is a fun experience for a lot of people that get involved but the reality is nothing is as easy as it seems. So how did you go about learning how to do makeup and what struck your interest enough to make you want to study FX Stage Film & TV?

Savannah: I learned makeup by teaching myself in high school, where I would watch makeup tutorials on YouTube from professional makeup artists. From there, I started doing makeup for events like proms, theater productions, and children’s summer camps. After graduating high school, I knew I wanted to get into something artistic, and knowing my self-taught background in makeup, I decided cosmetology school was the way to go. I enrolled in a cosmetology school in Boston and started to learn hair styling, with aspirations that I would move to Los Angeles some day to receive my makeup certificate. After learning that my cosmetology certificate would not qualify me to work in Los Angeles unless I underwent more schooling, I decided to leave my cosmetology program in Boston and go straight to LA. I researched the best makeup schools in LA and enrolled into Elegance International School of Professional Makeup. I spent a year studying beauty, high fashion, theater, film and tv makeup, prosthetic making, and special effects makeup. At the end of my program, I received my makeup artist certification. After working on a few film sets, I realized I love set life and how the crew becomes family. I knew I found my niche. You aren’t doing the same thing every day and every film calls for something new. I feel like I can be more creative with special effects makeup and I love making things look gory and real.

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Internet Hollywood: When did you become interested in modeling and what kind of photo shoots are you up to doing with photographers if they decide to get in touch with you to work on concepts?

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Savannah: There was a director I worked a lot with, doing makeup for his films in Hollywood. One day he asked me if I would model for a photoshoot sometime and I really didn’t know what to say since I had no modeling experience, so I kind of left it open-ended. It sounded very interesting to me since I was always working behind the camera, making the models look pretty/gory but never thought it would be me doing the modeling. A year later I was pregnant and we decided to do a maternity shoot. I was nervous, but very excited because it was something new and creative and I enjoyed being in front of the camera. After that, we did a goth fashion shoot in downtown LA and since then I’ve done several more shoots with other photographers. The kinds of photoshoots I like doing include alternative fashion and boudoir. My own style and wardrobe tends to be dark and edgy, so showing that off is something I love. I’m a quirky human being day to day, so being able to show off my sexy and elegant side in a simple way is why I like boudoir.

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Internet Hollywood: I also seen your studies stretches into esthetics, skincare, and spa treatments. Being skilled in all of these things makes me wonder what’s the vision behind all of this hard work your doing. What is the ultimate goal behind the work you do to and what does your destiny look like now when you perceive it in your mind?

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Savannah: My vision and ultimate goal is two-sided. One one hand, I want to be well rounded in all things beauty, skincare, and esthetics so I can provide a full range of service to any client of mine. I love making people feel good about themselves. On the other hand, I want to own my own salon as well as a cosmetic/skin care company that makes organic and all natural, cruelty-free products. Because I’ve worked with all different skin types and preferences with beauty products, I’ve gained a knowledge of what formulas work and what formulas are harmful. I want to create an all natural, organic product line because it’s very important to keep your skin free of any toxins or chemicals. The key to having glowingly beautiful makeup is to have healthy, chemical-free skin.

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Internet Hollywood: How does a person go about booking you for events and are you currently charging rates for your awesome services?

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Savannah: People usually book me by contacting through my website, www.asavvymakeover.com, or Facebook. Sometimes I’ll meet people in person, hand them my business card, and they’ll call or email me about a booking. I do charge for my services because I’m a full-time mom and diapers ain’t free. Rates always vary project to project. I like to discuss all the details first, get a good understanding of the kinds of supplies I’ll need, and the time it’ll take before I give my rate.

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Internet Hollywood: What are some of the projects that your working on and what are some projects you would like to involve yourself in when we get deeper in the year?

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Savannah: Currently I’m working on starting my YouTube channel, which will be a resource for professional and non-professional makeup artists. Content will range from tips and tricks, to product reviews, career advice, and behind the scenes of my shoots. Later on in the year I’ll be getting my first product line out. I’m currently researching everything from branding, manufacturing, marketing, and other aspects of business to prepare for that venture. I don’t want to reveal too much now but people can stay in the know if they follow my Instagram @asavvymakeover.

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Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview, Savannah!

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~~Photos~~


Monkey Pics Photography: @monkeypics_photography


~~Links~~

Savannah Paige Simpson: WebsiteInstagram

Monkey Pics Photography: Instagram

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