Meet mega babe Chess, one of our most talented artists here at The Gypsy Shrine. If you want the ultimate glitter makeover then Chess is your girl! We wanted the low down on her glitzy glam lifestyle from Gypsy Shrining the CBB housemates to studying a degree. We wanted the latest goss on glitter and to give all the aspiring makeup artists out there an insight into what's it like working for the sparkliest, funkiest and coolest brand. THE GYPSY SHRINE!!!!!

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Can you give us a quick insight into a day in the life of a Gypsy Shrine artist at work? 

I guess it really depends on the job! One of the best things about working for the Gypsy Shrine is the variation of jobs we do! You’ll always know in advance whether it’s a festival, event or shoot. For events usually, we will arrive an hour before it begins to get set up, glitter ourselves (or each other), before spending the evening glittering clients to their request and depending on the brief. No matter what we work on its always so much fun and our customers are always the best! 

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Which celebrity would you give the ultimate Gypsy Shrine makeover to? 

The queen…..BEYONCE.

What's the best job we've ever sent you on?

Ooo I would say either going to Athens or Celebrity Big Brother, that was such a cool experience, it was so fun to glitter the celebs and have a taster of what it would be like to live inside the house.

What do you do when you're not glittering people up with The Gypsy Shrine?

I freelance as a makeup artist, I mainly work with musicians but I’ve worked on films, TV, Fashion and everything in between! I’ve just started a degree in Anthropology at Goldsmiths University, I love learning about people, cultures and history it's so interesting, I’m a big nerd! I also paint and create my own collage art on @cashbranduhcute   


Would you rather rock a Glitter Booty or Glitter Boobs for the rest of your life? 

Boobs! no more bras haha!

Are you a girly pink babe or a 'does this come in black' kind of girl? 

Oh definitely ‘does this come in black’! Working with some of the other girls has definitely pushed me to try things out of my comfort zone though. I love Patricia and Lottie’s style they always look amazing. 

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If you could only wear one Gypsy Shrine product for all of this year's festivals which would it be and why? 

I love the iridescent candy kiss, it goes with everything! Even black!!

Do you have any girl boss quotes that you live by? 

Always admire the beauty of others without questioning your own. (I thought that was cute!)

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What tips and advice do you have for aspiring Gypsy Shrine artists? 

Practice different looks on your friends until you’re super confident and don’t be afraid to channel your own style into your work, try something new and fun, and keep an eye on your timings, if you’re working at a festival you’ve got to be speedy and still make the customers look amazing! Always be up for everything and every opportunity because you never know where a small job could lead.