How long have you been a makeup artist and how did you start out?
I’ve been doing makeup for 11 years (wow that ages me! Ha!) I always did all my friends make up in college before we would go to a party and really enjoyed it but I never considered it as anything serious. After I graduated college, I worked lots of odd jobs but nothing really stuck because I hadn’t found my passion. After my husband and I got married, we moved to Los Angeles and I got a job at Ulta Beauty. I loved interacting with the women who came into the store. I had no idea that the perfect red lipstick could brighten someone's day. After a few months I realized I could turn my love of make up into a full blown career.
What’s your favorite experience being a makeup artist so far? What’s your least favorite?
My favorite experience about being a makeup artist is making women feel great about themselves! My least favorite is definitely the early call times! 3:30 a.m. is a tough one!
What is your favorite Tweezerman beauty tool and why?
My favorite tweezerman product is for sure the Classic Slant Tweezer! It is the only tweezer out there that can get those pesky little hairs that grow under the brow between waxing appointments. I admit I have another favorite, the Folding Lash Comb...it's really a must for all my celebs!
What clients have you worked on in the past? Who would you love to work with?
I have been so lucky to work with some amazing talented women. Some of my favorite clients have to be Kaley Cuoco, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rashida Jones, Anjelica Houston...the list goes on. I would love to work with Hilary Clinton! I’m free for the inauguration if you know anybody?!
What is your dream beauty tool?
Tweezers! If I was on an island and could only bring three things that would be one of them.
What advice do you have for makeup artists just starting out? What’s the best makeup advice you ever received?
My best advice would be get your hands on as many faces as possible. The more practice the better! Always say yes, no job is too small when you are just starting out, you never know who you will meet. Also, start a social presence....it's about social media these days.
Best make up advice I’ve ever received is "Be Yourself". In the beginning, I didn't know how to act but once I was myself I attracted all these amazing clients!
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