MAKE-UP ARTIST, STUDENT
Q: How would you describe your art?
A: I like to paint unusual things on people’s faces! I draw a lot of inspiration from the Surrealist movement as well as the airbrush art of the ‘80s and I aim to create pieces that will make you stop, scroll back, and think for a second.
Q: How did it start?
A: I’d always been very interested in art and makeup, but I only thought to combine the two about a year and a half ago. I like to switch between various mediums every once in a while, though I feel like makeup is here to stay.
Q: Can you describe your process?
A: The process starts as soon as I wake up – I actively look for inspiration anywhere and everywhere I go and as soon as I catch a glimpse of an interesting shape, texture or color palette, I try to come up with a look that I could incorporate it into. I always sketch everything out on my right eye before diving into my favorite part, mixing the materials. I like to take my time and pretend I’m an alchemist. Then I just play some music or a podcast and get lost in painting and seeing the final transformation is fascinating – especially when it comes to full-face looks. The experience of looking in the mirror and seeing something that doesn’t quite make sense or shouldn’t exist on your face is extremely fun and strange at the same time and it keeps me coming back. I always want to be at the point where I can appreciate my work but am never completely satisfied.
Q: What’s been your favorite moment so far?
A: My whole experience with the more editorial part of the makeup community, if that counts. Everyone is so supportive and open- minded and it makes me so happy to see artists supporting artists.
Q: What makes you most happy, and why?
A: Getting so lost in something that I don’t notice time passing – right now it’s art, non-fiction, and late-night talks with interesting people.
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