Sean Brady is undoubtedly one of the most endearing emerging creative forces to come out of Sydney in a while. Best known to the world as @seanetc, as the face and talent behind many of his highly creative makeup looks on Instagram, we have our eyes on the agent-turned MUA for more than just fun party looks. Here, we speak with Brady on sensitive skin, how to DIY your body into recovery mode, and his biggest inspirations in the beauty industry at the moment.
What is your morning beauty routine?
I’m always rushing in the morning so its not extensive. I wash my face with Dr Natasha Cooks Concentrated Cleanser, and moisturise with Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion. On top of that La Roche Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid SPF 50+, and then I have The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Essential that I drink.
What is your night beauty routine?
My night time routine is essentially the same as my morning, though if I’ve worn make up I will clean my face with Bioderma Micellar Water prior. Right before bed I put Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream on lips if I feel I need it.
Describe what you do for a living? What does a typical day look like for you?
I work at Priscillas Model Management as an agent as well as doing make up, so my days vary a lot. I often do make up tests on myself in the morning before a job if it’s a high concept job which is fun. I also watch a lot of Anime which I get a lot of inspiration from (when I’m not watching Real Housewives).
Do you have a signature scent?
What is the supermarket/ drug store/ chemist beauty product(s) that you use and love?
Bioderma Micellar water, and Cetaphil Moisturizer. I have really bad rosacea so my skin is super sensitive and I find these products don’t aggravate anyone’s skin so I use them a lot personally and professionally.
What is your main form of beauty body maintenance? What products do you use on your body?
I use whatever bar of soap my boyfriend has found. He’s vegan and very conscious so I imagine it’s something sustainable and lovely. I'll always apply a 50+ sunscreen when out in the sun.
How do you keep fit/ healthy? Does exercise form a large part of your routine?
I exercise 3-4 times a week going to gym, mix of weights and cardio. Failing that, I just try to walk as much as possible to and from jobs and work. To me I don’t feel myself if I haven’t made time to exercise so it’s very important to me.
What cosmetic procedures/ professional treatments do you have as part of your beauty routine?
In the past I’ve dabbled with fillers though they’ve dissolved now and I feel no more or less attractive to my own eye, so I’m happy on that front for now. I’ll be getting a Cutera Laser treatment on my face to address the permanent damage caused by rosacea. It’s a very frustrating skin disorder that mostly is best treated homoeopathically in my opinion, though years of not eating how I should for my skin has done its damage.
What do you do when your body needs to recover?
I eat a whole red capsicum and a bag of baby spinach and have a hot bath with a cold towel on my face. Bliss.
You’re tired/ hungover/ rundown: what is your beauty hack?
I give myself a lymphatic facial massage with Face Hero oil by Go-To. I also drink as many different types of liquids as I can, by 6:00 the hangover is fading.
What is the one non-negotiable in your beauty routine?
I will never ever go to bed without washing my face.
Do you have a beauty icon? Who are they and why?
Thomas Del Kluyver and Pat McGrath. Both have carved very individual paths through the beauty industry, with creativity, ingenuity and longevity. Pat McGrath Labs Mothership Palettes are just my favourite product to use at the moment with my work.
What is the best advice on beauty you’ve received?
I think that every rule there is surrounding beauty is also something that should be questioned. I’ve learnt that when doing detailed make up, start on the side of the face you are not dominant in. I’m right handed so will always start on the left hand side of the face.
What is the best advice on health you’ve received?
Any health advice I’ve received I’ve mostly ignored to my own detriment. But I think the main thing anyone can do is just try to understand their own body as best they can and learn from that. Though my dad has very much instilled the notion of morning vitamins into my mind.
What is the one product you can’t live without?
My M.A.C Longwear Paint Pot in Black.