I would like to start by asking you how did your passion for makeup start?
I have always been an active admirer of color and art and that admiration lead me to fall into makeup as wearable expression.
What got you into makeup?
Youtube! I remember watching some of the original content creators – Pixiwoo, Petrilude, GoldieStarling – and getting so inspired by the possibilities of makeup.
Which were your first makeup works?
My first makeup was creative works on myself – a full time available canvas.
Do you still remember the first person you ever worked on? I bet everybody remembers their first time.
My sister. I have two sisters, one in particular has always been very girly and willing to let me experiment on her.
What is the first thing that you see before deciding on how to apply the makeup?
Facial structure, skin condition, prominent features.
What are the patterns that define your work?
I believe my use of unconventional color combinations and placements stand out to most.
Shapes? Colors? Concepts? From where do you start to conceive a specific work?
Sometimes it is a feeling, sometimes it is a specific idea. Makeup is art and art doesn’t necessarily have an origination norm.
Where do you get your ideas from? Which are your sources of inspiration?
The car that whizzed by, the smell of freshly cut grass, the tempo and beat of my favorite song, the taste of coffee in the morning. Basically anything and everything can lead to inspiration.
What are your favorite materials? Do you have any specific ones?
All that shimmers, gleams, glows, sings! I love glitter and vinyl finishes.
Who is your art directed towards?
I create it for myself knowing it will be seen. I want others to get comfortable with the idea that not all makeup is created to be observed, some is created to be felt.
What do you think about the current trends?
I have been seeing a lot more color, and that is always pleasant.
Tell me about any other make up artist that you like. What do you like about him/her?
Since delving into makeup, Alex Box has had my heart. She sees the emotion in color, in placement. That is what I aspire to create. I love the vision of Terry Barber as well. He has a way of lacerating through common culture and integrating it into makeup beautifully.