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From Miami to Maxim South Africa: A Glamorous Journey as a Makeup Artist

From Miami to Maxim South Africa 2017 Issue: A Glamorous Journey as a Celebrity Makeup Artist in Miami @Cilverbow


Liliana Montoya

Maxim South Africa|June 2017

From magazine covers to the runways of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Liliana has taken her love of swimwear combined with her Colombian roots and created a successful and sexy career. - Jason Fleetwood



Imagine the thrill of flipping through the glossy pages of a high-profile magazine, only to stumble upon your own work staring back at you. For Miami-based makeup artist Christina Hand @Cilverbow, this dream became a reality when she was featured in Maxim Magazine South Africa. This blog post takes you behind the scenes of her extraordinary journey, from collaborating with acclaimed designers to showcasing her artistry on the international stage.


Setting the Stage: The Creative Collaboration: Liliana Montoya Swimwear


Christina's journey to the pages of Maxim in 2017 began with a serendipitous collaboration. Working hand-in-hand with renowned swimwear designer Liliana Montoya, she transformed models into ethereal goddesses, each brushstroke a testament to her skill and vision. Liliana's amazing figure and designs known for their sensuality and elegance, provided the perfect canvas for Christina's artistry to shine.


"I was Liliana Montoya's Makeup Artist for Years & Love Working Her Till This Day" - Christina Hand.



The Magic of Cilverbow Botanicals:


Behind every successful makeup artist is a trusty toolkit, and Christina's secret weapon is Cilverbow Botanicals. The Miami-based makeup company provided high-quality products that helped Christina bring her creative vision to life. From bold, statement lips to shimmering, sun-kissed skin, the makeup journey was nothing short of transformative.


Miami Vibes: The Shoot Location:


With its sun-soaked beaches and vibrant culture, Miami served as the backdrop for this awe-inspiring photoshoot. The city's energy and diversity infused every frame, adding a unique touch to each shot. From the iconic Art Deco architecture of South Beach to the lush tropical landscapes of Coconut Grove, Miami's essence was interwoven into every aspect of the shoot.


Behind the Scenes: The Unseen Effort:


As the makeup artist, Christina's role extended far beyond the final shots. Hours of preparation, meticulous attention to detail, and a deep understanding of the model's features were key to achieving the desired look. From initial makeup tests to on-set touch-ups, Christina's dedication was the driving force behind the shoot's success.


Maxim Magazine Feature: A Dream Realized


The moment of truth arrived when Christina's work was unveiled in the pages of Maxim Magazine South Africa. The images captured by the talented photographer showcased Christina's artistry in all its glory. Model Liliana Montoya's adorned in her Liliana Montoya's Swimwear designs exuded confidence and allure, each look a masterpiece in its own right.


Celebrating the Journey:


Being featured in Maxim Magazine South Africa in 2017 was more than a career milestone for Christina; it was a celebration of passion, dedication, and the art of transformation. It represented the culmination of countless hours of hard work and the embodiment of her creative journey.


Christina's experience as a makeup artist in Miami, being featured in Maxim Magazine South Africa, serves as an inspiring reminder that dreams can indeed become reality with unwavering determination and talent. From collaborating with renowned designers to capturing the essence of Miami's beauty, Christina's journey is a testament to the power of artistry and the magic that can unfold when creative minds come together. As readers flip through the pages of Maxim, they'll catch a glimpse of the artistry, dedication, and passion that made this dream a reality.




Our designer and creative director is featured on the pages of MAXIM SOUTH AFRICA July issue 2017 @maximmagsa Check out her interview and read all the scoop this month

Photo @lee_lhgfx @leelhgfx_themix

Bikini @lilianamontoyaswim

Makeup @cilverbow @cilverbowbotanicals

Pr @novaprimepr

Spray tan @shirleypeartans


LET'S BE A MERMAIDS!



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