An award-winning Maltese make-up artist who just recently returned from Paris Fashion Week has been making a name for herself and having her looks shown with some of the biggest names in fashion today.
Jennifer Dimech, two-time winner of the Best Make-Up Artist award at the Malta Fashion Awards, made her name working with Maltese celebrities like Tiffany Pisani, Christabelle, Maxine, and even first lady Michelle Muscat.
“It has always been my dream to work with international make-up artists, even more so, I’ve always wished that they share their experiences, make-up techniques, challenges they might come across – basically, I’ve always wished to see what happens behind the camera, things which cannot be discovered from social media or YouTube,” Jennifer said to Lovin Malta.
But she’s recently been spotted with some big international names in various international Fashion Weeks – and she’s more excited than ever for her future.
She worked with Donatella Versace’s make-up artist Valeria Orlando during Milan Fashion Week
Jennifer was tasked with applying the make-up to the models backstage during the keystone event.
“Last year I had the opportunity to work with Donatella Versace’s make-up artist in Milan (she is currently focusing on her own brand). I worked with Valeria for an exhibition and the thing which impressed me the most is that these people are so experienced that they look at things from a different perspective to myself,” she said.
Jennifer also had a chance to learn from Beyoncé’s personal make-up artist Sir John in Paris during his first ever masterclass
“My favourite artist of all time is Beyoncé, and I never knew who her make-up artist was until I attended one of her concerts in Manchester and purchased a book full of information on her and her whole team. Since then, I kept myself informed and up-to-date with everything that was going on, in fact I was the second person from 200 people that booked his course which he held in Paris. Sir John shared experiences with us like how he started working with Beyoncé, how it feels like to work with such an amazing artist, what challenges he faces… He also shared videos of him working with Beyoncé backstage with us,” she beamed.
They got some cute shots together – and just check out his awesome masterclass set-up
She was truly inspired by Sir John
“The most amazing thing about him is that he is so humble that we could have asked him any question we wanted, and you could say that we were so close to him, just how Beyoncé is to him,” she told Lovin Malta. “An experience like this fills me up with good energy, enthusiasm and inspiration, so much that I returned to Malta eager to work on my own new project for next year, even making plans to redecorate my own salon, planning shoots and other projects where I can share my experiences and everything I have learnt.”
“No matter how much you know, it’s never enough,” she continued. “He also told us that he learned new things with the questions we were asking him. I’m so happy and feel honoured to have had these experiences in my life and looking forward to having much more. What I always say to myself is: ‘Keep going, because you did not come this far just to come this far’.”
Jennifer has also worked closely with international Instagram influencer and blogger Landiana
She’s got nearly half a million followers, and been featured on the covers of Vogue and Elle magazine.
As an influencer, she started her fashion blog in 2016 and in 2017 and 2018 she made her appearance at the most important fashion weeks in London, Milan and Paris.
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Walking to @eliesaabworld a little tired after almost 20 days of fashion events. Not easy but is such a beautiful experience. #parisfashionweek #pfw Thank you @ellejapan. Wearing @brunellobarbieriofficial @charlesandron @traces_of_heels @jen_nun @bykilian and a @starecosmetics by my lovely @jenniferdimech. @stesy_stylist put all together and here is one more #feericteam work
Jennifer has also been featured on the cover of La Palme Magazine
Representing with Maltese designers Charles & Ron, Maltese photographer Carlton Agius, and Maltese models Katrina Mugliett and Suncica Sunshine Boric at locations around Malta.
“I learn a lot from these experiences abroad, and always return to Malta full of inspiration. After having such an amazing experience, I decided to start focusing more on celebrity make-up artists, so I started studying and looking into it more,” she said. “In life there is always new experiences and new things to learn and grow in the things you love doing, in my opinion that’s a pretty good reason to keep going.”
Pictured: Jennifer with First Lady Michelle Muscat