Who inspired you to do makeup? How did you learn?
- I think all the beauty gurus on youtube inspired me to start doing makeup at a young age. I am self taught for the most part. However back in 2017, I took a course at SoNo Academy to get my certification in Makeup Artistry! That really helped me learn how to do makeup on clients.
What makeup do you use? Do you highly recommend it?
- I use makeup from all different kinds of brands. I’m a big fan of drugstore makeup but it’s nice to treat yourself to a Sephora purchase. I wish I could say what brand I use the most but honestly I don’t have one! I’m always testing new products.
What time do you wake up to do your makeup?
- Sophomore year Frida would have said 5:15. But unfortunately as time passes by, things like makeup for school has slowly trickled down to one of the things I least care about. I wake up six now and still have time to do the essentials.
How long do you generally take?
- If I were to go out, I’d take an hour to fully do my face. I like to have time because it’s very therapeutic to me. It’s important for me to have time to myself, I don’t want to rush.
How do you know when something is too much? (How much is too much?)
- If you start to feel uncomfortable with how you look/feel, it might be a sign that something is now sitting well on your face. There are times where I can feel how caked my skin is or how heavy my eyes feel with mascara. Others may have an opinion about how you look, but ultimately it comes down to how YOU feel.
Have you ever been made fun of for wearing to much?
-I’ve been made fun of so much i can’t even begin to tell you the amount of times people have talked about my eyebrows or my lips.
Are you good at doing makeup on other people or just yourself?
- I’d like to think both! I have certain clients that say I’m the only one who knows how to do their face the way they like it so it must mean that I must be doing something right!
Throughout the day, how do you not touch your face?
- I truly wish that this were the case but realistically speaking, I always end up touching my face. I’m always resting my head on my hand so it’s pretty impossible for me not to do so.
Does it last you the entire day? How?
- Unfortunately, I have oily skin. This means makeup breaks down much quicker than on other skin types because your natural oils peak through the makeup and break it down. Therefore, I feel like my makeup is always sliding down my face. I try to blot my face and maybe powder it if I have some. For those who don’t have oily skin like me, lightly powdering and setting the makeup with a good setting spray should ensure a long wear time.
What would you recommend for new learners to do?
- I would recommend to always be willing to experiment. There will be time where you will look straight up crazy. Trust me, if you’ve known me for a long time you would know how many makeup phases I’ve been through. It’s okay to look crazy! You will grow from that.
How do you know the right shade for your skin?
- I think it’s important to know what kind of undertones you have as well as where you fall in the spectrum of shades (ie: Light, Medium, Deep etc). Brands like Fenty Beauty and Mac Cosmetics are known for having a very expansive shade range that caters to everyone. If you really can’t tell if something matches, ask a friend or a relative to judge. They will have the more realistic perspective.
How do you know how to blend correctly?
- Blending is something that needs to be practiced with the right tools. For foundation, I suggest a Beauty Blender because it will absorb any excess product and leave you with a natural finish. A good rule of thumb: never forget the neck! You don’t want to look like you’re wearing a mask. As for eyeshadow, fluffy blending brushes will be your best friend. Start with minimal product and build up to the desired look. It’s easier to put on than to take away.