I’ve always been into art and a very creative girl. I started off painting when I was very young and originally wanted to get into set design in the movie industry. When I started exploring my options I discovered Vancouver film school back in 2000 they had an amazing film and television make up course. That’s when I discovered my passion for makeup and beauty.
What advice do you have for Get It Girls who are looking to pursue their passion in the makeup artist, hair or stylist industry, but aren’t sure where to start?
Be creative, passionate, and patient. The beauty industry is a very fulfilling job. The feeling you get from teaching someone how to enhance their beauty is an amazing feeling. My advice to girls wanting to get into the beauty industry is don’t forget to have fun and always try to learn something new. Keep up with trends and new products. Also, don’t forget to listen to your clients!
What would you say is your unique and competitive edge that sets you apart from other makeup artists?
I would say my clients are repeat clients of mine that I’ve seen for years and they always come back to me because I give them flawless skin and I do beautiful soft smoky eyes. My favorite technique is a feathered wing liner with tight line and mink lashes.
I’m not afraid to be girly and sparkly, I am what you see and stay true to that. My clients know that I love sparkle and I wear it daily. The most impactful part of my marketing is working with others U admire and we all promoted each other to grow our brands like my favorite designers Elsa Corsi from Jeweliette, Little Pink Dress Designs, Beautulleful, and Partyskirts.
What makeup artists do you look up to and how do they impact your day to day work?
I look up to artists who create the products I love to use daily Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Nars, Stila, and Armani.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
You can’t please everyone, just do what you do best!