Embracing her most outré, Helmut Newton–esque self has worked wonders for Martini. Shortly after she began working with Graham, she got the opportunity to do Bella Hadid’s makeup for a triumvirate of covers in her customary style for Vogue Brazil. “I mean, the reference was Veruschka, so now we’re talking, this is my jam. And perfect timing: It was a September cover.” As well as igniting Instagram, the covers caught the attention of Marc Jacobs, who swiftly signed her as Global Ambassador of Artistry, a charmingly grand title for the self-deprecating Martini.
“When I had my meeting with them, I said, ‘You should know one thing about me: I love to put a ton of makeup on and if you ask me to do less, it’ll be hard.’” Luckily for Martini, that was exactly why they had called on her. “They said, ‘No, if you do less, we’ll have a problem.’ So I thought, OK, I think we’re going to get on,” she says, now beside herself with laughter. She gathers herself momentarily, suddenly serious about her big role. “If we’re not the trendsetters, then who are? If we’re not the creative voice, then who is? Being cool isn’t about judging people, it’s about commitment to your work.” Truly, thank God for Morgane Martini’s commitment to bringing a full face of makeup into the future.