How long have you been a makeup artist and how did you start out?
It seems like it was something I was predestined for. When I was very young, I was so captivated by the way light works - how it would shift and change the face. I started drawing and painting to recreate this fascination on paper. Then I started doing it on faces. It wasn't till 11 years ago that I stepped into being a full time freelance makeup artist. But it seems that the childhood fascination I had still carries itself, even today. But now I use makeup to explore it.
What’s your favorite part about being a makeup artist? What’s your least favorite?
My favorite part is seeing what is in my head - fully realized and standing in front of me. It's almost like alchemy. It's creation. My least favorite would be having to go through airports and 16 hour flights. It would be so nice if they invented teleportation! I have to do a lot of work overseas, so the jet-lag and long flights make you focus on taking better care of yourself.
What is your favorite Tweezerman beauty tool and why?
The No Mess Mascara Guard. It is a real game changer. I don't have to curl lashes so much as it does the work for me. Its also great for putting mascara on bottom lashes without making a mess. I love this so much!!
What is the best part about being a Tweezerman VIPPRO?
I enjoy being in the know about Tweezerman's newest products before anyone else.
What is your dream beauty tool?
Self cleaning makeup brushes!
What advice do you have for makeup artists just starting out?
Hide all of your strong colors for 6 months. Perfect looks using neutral tones. Study the anatomy of the face and understand the way light works on the face. That way when you introduce color, it makes sense.
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