For the past seven years, Los Angeles based Makeup Artist Kindra Mann has made a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s go-to artists, painting some of the world’s most recognized faces, including Jessica Biel, Nina Dobrev, Rosario Dawson, and Emma Roberts. Her light hand and attention to detail have taken her across the globe, turning classic beauties into red carpet bombshells.
Where do you find beauty inspiration?
I love finding beauty inspiration in a number of different places. Every now and then it will be from traveling and seeing what trends and/or styles women are following in different parts of the world. In other cases, it's through admiring the work of other artists or surfing creative sites, like Pinterest.
How would you describe the creative style that separates you from others?
I love this question!
As a artist no two people are going to look at someone in the same way, nor see the same thing. When you're looking at a client or thinking up a look for a big event it's the artist's creative process combined with the other elements of the look that all have to come together to create the final product. Therefore, in a sense every individual makeup artist's creative style unqiuely defines them.
How did you get started in makeup and can you share your career defining moment?
I started in makeup the same way I feel a lot of other makeup artists get started, by using our friends as "guinea pigs" at a young age. All my girlfriends would get together and get ready for dances and different events and I was always the one to do the makeup and try different looks. I feel I have been so blessed in my career and have so many moments when I just want to pinch myself to make sure I am not dreaming. I was given the opportunity to work alongside Stephan Marais (an artist I've admired for some time) for a while which was definitely a moment I will never forget.
What are your kit essentials and what beauty products can you not live without?
Some of my kit essentials that I can't live without are good brushes and tools like my Tweezerman tweezers, Ardell individual lashes and of course good skin care.Good skin care is a must and I can't live without products like, Kate Somerville's quench hydrating serum, Bioderma Crealine and a good primer like TEMPTU's Base Matte & Smooth Primer.
What do you love most about airbrush makeup?
I love how fast and easy airbrush makeup goes on! It offers coverage, but still looks natural on anyone it's applied to. The system/makeup also make it convenient when working on multiple people for the reason that the makeup can be easily switched out depending on different pods of the shade needed.