One word that best describes your outlook on beauty: Everchanging
What makeup/beauty products can’t you live without?
I can but will not go out the door without a black eyeliner, mascara and some burgundy lips!
When did you start getting into makeup?
It wasnt till my later years that started investing in Cosmetics, my talent in applying it & a life dedicated to teaching others…However, I remember a lot of interest in beauty growing up. I remember when I was probably around 3-4 years old and my mom dolled me up and I remember the scent of the red-pink lipstick she applied..my dad even took a photo of this moment and I would never forget the words “you look beautiful” falling out of my father’s lips. (Yes, I’ll always be daddy’s little girl haha!)
What’s your best beauty time-saving trick?
Stop defining products – once you do so, you’d find a whole new range of products you didn’t realize you already have! Use your blushes and bronzers as eyeshadows, use mascara as eyeliners, pigments as lip colors… Your choices will be endless and it’ll also lessen the amount of product that you have in your kit or when you travel!
What’s your favorite beauty tool?
The most useful but most inexpensive and easiest accessible beauty tool I know and can’t live without is the Q-Tip! You can smudge pencils/eyeliners, you can apply rhinestones or glitter, or remove mascara boo-boos among many many other uses! It does everything for you – you can apply anything or remove anything with a q-tip.
What’s the best beauty advice you ever received?
“It’s what you make of it that counts”
I believe it was both my parents who said something similar that I kind of combined the two and this has stuck with me in everything I do both in beauty but also in my life.
You may not think you have the means financially, physically or mentally to do something unless you believe that what you already have is enough to get you where you want to be. What you have is enough, it’s just to create it for yourself – dream it, live it and love it and continue to inspire others to do the same.
Do you have a trademark makeup look?
My trademark look is usually very colorful: lots of yellows, cranberry reds, purples and a pop of blue or turquoise with a flicked black winged liner & maybe even some blue mascara. Since I cut my hair short, my hair has been untamable so up in a bun of some sort.
Are there any beauty decisions you’ve made that you look back on and ask yourself, “why?!”
I think the baggy boyfriend look was the phase that I’m still unsure about – had me that hip hop baggy jean with the checkered flannel shirt thing going and I wasn’t pretty…Then again, my flared jean and spice girl sponge-heel shoes is also very questionable…
Where are your favorite places to shop?
Cosmetic wise – Drugstores in the US are awesome for quality products and great prices, Sephora is amazing at color selection as well as Ulta.
Clothing wise – I like the basic look so Cubus, H&M, BIKBOK are my main picks in Sweden. Whenever I’m abroad (US), I hit up Hot Topic, Old Navy, Charlotte Russe, Rue 21 just to name a few!
Anything else you want to share?
Beauty comes from confidence that radiates from the inside. Anyone can do makeup, its just makeup.
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