Please describe yourself in three words:
Where are you from?
Where did you go to school?
Where are you based?
What was your first experience into the industry that you currently work in? What was memorable about it?
Did you apprentice or intern anywhere?
What was your big break?
What do you love most about your job? Why is it suited for you?
Best beauty advice you ever got?
Do you ever get starstruck?
What was your first job?
When did you know you made it?
What was your most stressful moment?
Who is your ultimate style icon?
What's your favorite look you've ever created?
Who are some clients, celebrities, publications you have worked with in the past?
What inspires you? Why?
What song, movie or editorial inspires you?
Which 90's supermodel inspired/inspires you most?
Please recommend one interesting or inspiring beauty blog, Instagram persona, magazine or site.
How would you describe your personal signature makeup style?
What are some of your personal and career highlights so far?
What are the beauty products you can't live without?
What's your desert island essential?
Which item or items would be found in your dream closet?
Please recommend one budget-friendly beauty product that every woman can benefit from?
Name one beauty product every woman should get for the spring.
What is your favorite summer dish?
What is one summer trend you’ll be happy to see the last of?
What is your number one summer beauty tip?
What is your ideal end-of-summer vacation spot?
What trend are you looking forward to adopting this fall?
What makeup tricks do you recommend to brighten your face during winter months?
-Product recs:Bite Beauty High Pigment Matte Lip Pencil in Zinfandel, NARS Semi-matte lipstick in Schiap, Dolce & Gabbana Lipgloss Intense Lip Colour in Secret 136 and YSL Rouge Pur Couture SPF 15 in 19 Fuchsia.
**I also like the idea of wearing a luminizer on the face to add dimension and glow to the skin. I love using a cream/liquid highlighter down the bridge of the nose, the inside corners of the eyes and above the cheekbones. Sometimes on the brow bone (depending if it is prominent, if it is, skip this area). The luminizer will help create a subtle glow. Remember less is more, so avoid using too much. Also find a luminizer that doesn’t have too much sparkle or glitter. The goal is to find one with a nice sheen. That’s why I prefer to use a cream or liquid over a powder because it can melt into the skin. I find the powder ones can go on a little heavier and sit on top of the skin.
-Product Recs:Edward Bess All Over Seduction in Sunlight or Champagne, Benefit Highbeam and NARS Illuminator in Copacabana
**I’m a fan of flushed cheeks. Winter is the perfect time to wear this look because it adds a healthy color to the face. Focus on applying the color on the apples of the cheeks.
-Product Recs: Tarte Cheek Stain in True Love, Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Pink and Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in 72 Rose Initial
**Skin may get really dry during the winter months. So go heavier on the moisturizer, remember to exfoliate and you may want to add an oil to moisturizer for extra hydration (at least at night).
-Product Recs: Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil, Kate Somerville Exfolikate and Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Emollient Cream
**To get skin looking brighter, try Vitamin C for the face. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that will brighten the skin and diminish fine lines and spots. It’s a gentle alternative compared to a harsh retinol.
-Product Recs: Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Serum and Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder.