A: Lou (aka my boyfriend’s momma) found out that I went to art school and enjoyed painting and asked if I would like to learn how to do makeup. Since makeup is like an art-form, I figured I could do it and I had always wanted to learn! I learned from the best makeup artists I know, and now I love what I do!
Q: Do you prefer doing hair or makeup? Why?
A: I personally prefer makeup because it enhances the beauty that is already there. And although it’s the sane basic process each time you do someone’s makeup, there is such a variety of things you can do depending on who you are working with! To me, makeup is like painting a portrait. I enjoy working with different colors, shades and tones and letting them speak for the person or occasion.
Q: What are a few of your favorite products?
A: I’m really into the NYX Butter Lipsticks and Butter Glosses, lately. I love the colors, they last long and it’s affordable! I also rely a lot on Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette, especially for weddings. It has neutral and shimmery colors and really works well for girls who want a natural yet glamorous look! It also has some bold, pigmented browns and blacks if you want to achieve more dramatic looks! Win-win!
Q: What’s your favorite season for weddings?
A: I’m more of a fall season kind of girl. I just love seeing photos of brides who take advantage of the warm colors of fall foliage; it looks so beautiful! Plus, it’s nice to see how the seasons influence their decorations and look!