Hollywood make up specialist Donald Simrock, who has makeover celebrities like Madonna, Britney Spears, Eva Mendez and has even worked with Bollywood’s Shraddha Kapoor, feels the biggest difference between Bollywood and Hollywood.
“I’ve always said that the biggest difference between Bollywood and Hollywood is the respect and attention that is given to the culture and the history of its country. I find that truly honorable,” Simrock told IANS in an email interview from Mumbai.
Simrock has come on board for the Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Merry 2016 as the official make up pro.
“I’m proud to be a part of LFW and look forward to integrating a fresh perspective to some of this season’s top trends that complement India’s finest in fashion,” he said.
Understood for transforming and improving looks, he draws on influences from all sorts of things; art, nature, history, architecture, culture and even everyday items, to translate them into make-up or face artwork. He intends to bring the same magic on the fashion runway that is Indian.
I don’t think anything is actually missing in India here from the runways. My strategy is just to add to style, the character and flair of the country ’s most celebrated designers.
Simrock even feels that there has been a huge switch in terms of celebs experimenting with their appearances.
“I think that a lot has changed with what’s available now in the world of beauty, which gives everyone a chance to step outside of the box. We are seeing a lot of contemporary viewpoints when it comes to hair and make-up, and that is refreshing,” he said.
Simrock recently worked with Shraddha, and he says he loved having the opportunity to spend time with a person like her who is “really so kind and down to earth”.
“She holds court with her presence, and is a true ‘triple threat’ in her field. I hope all of my future Bollywood experiences are the same,” said Simrock, who finds Priyanka Chopra to be one of the most beautiful women in the world.
“She has an amazing style, and delivers ten-fold to her audience,” he said.