When did you start airbrushing?
As a new artist it was challenging to find paying work so, bridal was a great way to do what I loved and be paid for it. At the time every bridal trade show and magazine highly recommended airbrush makeup to their clientele. To stay competitive I decided it was a skill I had to learn.
What was your career defining moment thus far?
That was when I was finally signed to a makeup agency. I felt like I had finally achieved a lifelong goal.
Any pro tips on airbrushing?
One of the biggest mistakes I see when other artists airbrush is their application speed. Unlike traditional foundation which you apply and blend away with airbrush if you start to see it you've applied too much. I tend to move very fast across a face with wide circular motions, stand back assess the coverage then build more layers.
What is your most important makeup tool?
That has to be my favorite brush which is a fluffy ponytail brush. I use it to contour, highlight, powder and touchup.
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What are the top 5 TEMPTU products that are always in your kit?
Are there artists that you follow where you admire their work?
Some of my favorites are Pat McGrath, Billie B and Scott Barnes.
If you were stranded on an island and you could only bring 3 items with you…what could you not live without?
Chapstick, my cellphone (even if there was no signal) and chocolate.
Who are your most respected fashion designers?
I'm loving Betsey Johnson and Marc Jacobs latest collections.
What do you see as the next hot trend?
Like the Ombre hair trend I feel women are embracing beauty that is not perfect – fuller/bushier brows, less plumped lips and skin that shows texture.