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Q&A


 Here are some of the most frequent questions that I get asked. 

Q: Where are you located?
A: Currently residing in Seattle, WA. 

Q: What is your ethnicity?
A: I am Filipino, born in the states.

Q: How old are you?
A: Late 20’s early 30's.

Q: Did you go to makeup school?
A: Yes, I went to Blanche Macdonald Centre in Vancouver, BC. Canada.  Please visit their website to learn all about their great programs. www.blanchemacdonald.com

Q: What companies have you worked for?
A: MAC, Smashbox, Sephora, Nordstrom, Lola Cosmetics, Pout Cosmetics,

Q: Can I hire you to do my makeup?
A: I am available for freelance work including bridal, photo shoots, fashion shows, and special occasions. Please contact me for more information including pricing and availability.

Q: I am interested in becoming a makeup artist, how do I start?
A:  Read, watch, and research everything that has to do with makeup products and makeup application.  YouTube is a great resource to learn tips and tricks from other artists.  Make friends with the artists at your favorite cosmetic store or counter.  Let me know you would like to be invited to special events whenever they have a PRO Artist or a special artist that is visiting.  Attend seminars that your favorite brand is conducting at a Sephora or Nordstrom, you can gain valuable information from the brands’ trainer or PRO Artist.  Visit your brands’ website to watch their videos and be up to date on the latest trends and techniques.   The Internet is a valuable resource that we have.  There are so many beauty/makeup blogs out there that you can spend hours upon hours of clicking on picture and reading entries.  Practice what you see or learn on your friends, on yourself, your mom, your neighbor.  Your future is in your hands and you decide your own path! Good Luck!

Q: What do you use on your eyebrows?
A: MAC Stud or Spiked Eye Brow Pencil MAC Eye Brow Pencil

Q: What camera do you use for your MOTD’s on Instagram?
A: Believe it or not I use my Iphone 3Gs. My lighting is the key to successful Iphone pictures.  Two flood lamps with daylight bulbs.  The programs that I edit my pictures are Picframe, BeFunkyPro, and Iwatermark.

Q: What is your favorite brand?
A: That question is like asking “which child is your favorite?” I don’t have a favorite, I love any type of makeup from cheap to expensive.  It’s all about the way you apply it and use it that makes a difference. Yes, some cheap makeup doesn’t have the intense pigmentation of Makeup Forever or Urban Decay but it’s how you layer it with another product can give you better results. 

Q: What types of products are in your professional kit?
A: Having professional, quality products are important in a makeup artist’s kit.  Foundations are always very important, you need to find a formula with a variety of shades and with good coverage for various skin types.  You can always mix shades to custom create one for your client this is also great with lipsticks so there is no need to carry so many bottles and containers. 

Q: What brushes do you use?
A: Most of my brushes are from MAC but I do have a few Smashbox, Sephora and of course Sigma for expensive quality brushes!    
Post on face brushes
Post on eye brushes

Q: What foundation do you wear?
A:
  •  MAC Studio Fix NC40 (fall, winter) NC42 (spring, summer)
  • MAC Matchmaster Foundation 5.0
  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 310  
  • Smashbox High Definition Foundation M2
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Medium 
  • Revlon Colorstay Golden Caramel
  • Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Fondation Medium Beige
  • NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation Warm Beige
Q. What  false eyelashes do you wear?
 A: I wear a variety of lashes that would complement my makeup. The two online stores that I usually buy my lashes are MadameMadeline.com - great selected of Red Cherry for $1.99 and Ardell Lashes. 
Model21eyelashes.com - eye lashes come in packs of 10 with variety of lengths and styles. Check out my post about these lashes for some of my favorite styles.
False Eyelashes


Will update once I get more questions!