I think I always knew that I was destined to be a makeup artist. As a child, I would make my Barbie doll look disheveled, then I’d give her a “make-over” and voilà! she’d be the belle of the ball. When I got older, I was the girl who applied makeup on my friends at sleepovers and before school dances. But it wasn’t until I read the late Kevyn Aucoin’s book, Making Faces, I realized that I could make a career out of my love for makeup artistry. Recreating the looks in his book, I learned so much about light and shadow, bone structure, enhancing one’s natural beauty, and even transforming a woman into a whole other character! I was hooked, and so began my profession as a makeup artist.
I practiced techniques for every style of makeup artistry. From the theatrical to natural beauty, it all fascinated me. I found I have a talent for artistic and professional versatility, but equally important, an eye for the details. Especially in the age of digital cameras, the makeup should look as beautiful up close, as it does at a distance.
After 13 years in the profession that I love, I’m confident of my skills as a makeup artist. It’s my passion. But at the end of the day, it’s not about me or my ego. It’s about being a warm and skillful professional who makes my clients happy!