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‘Pearypie’ Amata Chittasenee – Thai Makeup Artist

Amata Chittasenee is a young Thai Makeup and Theatrical Artist. Born 1988 in Thailand, she was raised in Bangkok. Although I could not find confirmation, I guess (judging from her appearance) that she might be half-Thai or of mixed origin. Her nickname is ‘Pear’ and thus she is also referred to as Pearypie.

Pearypie Amata Chittasenee

Pearypie makeup artist (photo credit: bangkok.coconuts.co)

Pearypie makeup artist (photo credit: bangkok.coconuts.co)

Pear’s mother is a well-known business woman and her family belongs to Thailand’s high society. Pearypie studied six years in the UK where she graduated in 2011 with a BA degree in Performance and Practice at the University of Arts, London. Before that she went to Central St. Martins representing the college at V&A museum, the UK Design for Performance exhibition in 2007.

Pear shows in makeup tutorials how to transform oneself to a beauty (photo credit: bangkok.coconuts.co)

Pear shows in makeup tutorials how to transform oneself into a beauty (photo credit: bangkok.coconuts.co)

Already in 2009-2010, she was engaged in performance collaborations at Cochrane Theatre. At first she worked with the Peter Williams Design for Dance and afterwards she also took part in the Demonstration Demolition project.

Pear (photo credit: Pearypie MakeUp/Theatrical Artist)

Pear*

Pear has gained some multi-cultural experiences and combined with her Thai background, she creates her own amazing style and art. Generally, she is very much interested in and concerned with the relationship between audience and performer, preferring unusual settings. She also does Thai make up styles that go with traditional Thai dresses as illustrated in the following video clip. I very much like this look and the video is elaborate and beautiful 🙂

Hence, Amata has become an accomplished makeup artist, even though she has not attended makeup school. Since her teens, Pear is in love with makeup, beauty secrets and experimenting with how makeup can transform and beautify women. Her makeup looks range from natural to classic and experimental. In this clip, for instance, she creates a dramatic evening look.

Thus, today Pear is gaining a lots of fans on social media and she is also a famous beauty guru on Youtube. She does a lot of makeup tutorials, most of them are commercials for cosmetic companies like Urban Decay, Maybelline, Illamasqua, Laneige and many more.

Thai make up artist*

Thai make up artist with creative looks*

For instance, she comes up with a bold and experimental makeup style for Nikon which she calls ‘Dollypie’. The special feature of this look is that it features pink eyebrows 🙂

This is certainly a very extravagant look revealing how Pear regards makeup as an art form and takes it beyond the given themes. I think this is what makes her so special and extraordinary. I have just subscribed to her YT channel and I’m really curious about her future projects.

(photo credit: Pearypie MakeUp/Theatrical Artist, FB page)

versatile make up looks*

Finally, we may claim that Pearypie is an exceptional young lady who is talented and versatile in creating makeup looks. She is a great ‘Beauty Influencer’ and has the ability to transform herself amazingly with the help of make up.

Yours, Sirinya

(*photo credit: Pearypie MakeUp/Theatrical Artist, FB page)




Traditional Thai Beauty Secrets

Thai women have often been admired for their flawless and unique beauty. They have been envied for their long silky hair, radiant glowy skin and perfect nails. The secret to Thai women’s beauty probably lies in their genes. However, there are also some traditional Thai beauty recipes that come from nature. Thus, I’d like to introduce a few different elements of traditional Thai beauty secrets. This category of Thai beauty secrets concerns special foods and nutrients.

Thai beauty secrets, painting by Chakrabhand Posayakrit

Thai beauty secrets, painting by Chakrabhand Posayakrit (photo credit: chakrabhand.org)

Beauty Secrets

1. Coconut oil

Thai food and also traditional Thai beauty products often contain coconut oil which is one of the best natural oils. Coconut oil has numerous health benefits. Thus, it is great for all parts of the body.  Organic extra virgin Coconut oil has many properties and thus it is a multipurpose product for face, body and hair. For example, coconut oil can be used as a make up remover, in particular for removing eye make up. It is very gentle to the skin and thus suitable for dry and sensitive skin types. That is to say coconut oil is very nourishing to the gentle eye area and also strengthens the eyelashes. Hence, it can also function as an eye cream.

Coconut everbeautiful.com

Coconut (photo credit: everbeautiful.com)

Coconut oil is also good as a facial cleanser. This is also known as the oil cleansing method.

It is also useful as a hair conditioner and mask because it has the ability to fully penetrate the hair shaft and thus moisturize the hair thoroughly. It works best as a pre-shampoo conditioner. Distribute the coconut oil evenly throughout your hair and leave it in for about an hour then shampoo your hair and you will have the smoothest hair ever 🙂

In addition, coconut oil can also perform as a natural deodorant because it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Coconut oil as body scrub, mix equal parts of coconut oil with brown organic sugar. Scrub away and this will leave your skin sooo soft 🙂

Facial and body moisturizer: it makes your skin amazing and glowing and does not cloak the pores. In addition, coconut oil also has a natural sunscreen (SPF 4).

2. Tamarind

Tamarind can be considered a Thai (beauty) ingredient because it is frequently used in all kinds of Thai recipes. Tamarind has great health and beauty benefits because it is very rich in vitamin and minerals. Since tamarind contains Alpha-hydroxyl acids (AHAs), it provides for a glowing and radiant skin. What is more, it also diminishes blemishes and dark spots. Hence, tamarind is often used by Thai women because it also brightens and lightens the skin 🙂

Fresh Tamarind with leaves (photo credit: indianbeauty.tips)

Fresh Tamarind with leaves (photo credit: indianbeauty.tips)

In fact, Tamarind is a wonderful beauty product. It’s most effectively used as a pure organic paste. Thus, it can be used as a facial cleanser and scrub to exfoliate the skin. Here is a very easy recipe of tamarind cleanser: mix honey and tamarind paste in equal parts and add three tablespoons of yoghurt. Then apply this mixture gently all over your face, avoiding the delicate eye area. After 10 minutes wash it off. Thus, it’s a perfect treatment for removing dead skin cells and increasing blood circulation.

3. Papaya

Papaya is an amazing beauty agent and has wonderful beauty benefits since it contains the miracle papain enzyme. Hence, a facial or body mask of papaya gives the skin a healthy and radiant glow. This is because the papain enzyme works as an exfoliator thus removing all dead skin cells. Make an easy face and body mask by mashing the papaya fruit pulp into a paste. Apply this to your face and body, let it sit for about 10-15 minutes and then rinse and shower everything off.

Papaya (photo credit: dreamatico.com)

Papaya (photo credit: dreamatico.com)

4. Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a very common ingredient in Thai dishes. However, Thai women appreciate lemongrass also for its beauty benefits because it has detoxifying and exfoliating properties. Lemongrass is most commonly used for facial steams since it suits all skin types

Lemon Grass tekoafarms.co.il

Lemon Grass (photo credit: tekoafarms.co.il)

Here is an easy recipe how to make a lemongrass face steam: take a pot of boiling water and put in about 40 g of fresh finely chopped lemongrass. Let the mixture stand for about half an hour and then strain it. After that, inhale the steam for about 1 minute and let your skin absorb it too. Repeat it some more times until you have a lovely sauna effect. Thus, the steam cleanses and opens up your pores so that dirt and excess oils are removed.

Maybe you’d like to give these traditional natural Thai beauty secrets a try? I think it’s really worth trying 🙂

In fact, traditional Thai beauty has also been a great subject in the Visual Arts and painting. For instance, the Thai National Artist Chakrabhand Posayakrit very often portrayed beautiful and flawless Thai women.

If you are interested, I can do a second part on traditional Thai beauty secrets, focussing on Thai beauty habits and rituals such as Thai massage, for example.

Yours, Sirinya