What is your background with Makeup
I've never worked in make-up as an artist, but I learned the most about the process of applying it when doing theater as a performer in a past life. I'm on life number three now, but I still understand the mechanics. Except for lightening my grip on a make-up brush. That skill wasn't mastered before. Luckily, as I work to improve upon this, there are plenty of artists around to call me out when I'm going in the direction of giving myself carpal tunnel. Thank goodness!!
What is your favorite makeup product you cannot live without?
I like the brand Rimmel London, although since coming to Rouge, I've been introduced to the brand Kimiko, which so far I love - my make-up bag is expanding! Still, Rimmel eyeliner pen, as well as mascara, are my favorites, as I always experience an efficient and clean application with both of them. No running at all with the liner - it stays put all day. And the mascara doesn't clump or leave my lashes feeling like they have a bunch of 'stuff' on them. I tend to focus on enhancing my eyes, so these two are staples for me.
Where are you from and what brought you to NYC?
I'm from Washington State, a little town called Burlington, about an hour south of the Canadian border. I came to New York, because I thought I'd always like living here. I was right. I used competing my undergraduate degree to pave the way for relocating, and have decided to stay ever since graduating in 2012. To me, New York City feels like home now. I have plans to pursue a Ph.D., in Psychology in the next year or so, which means I may be staying here for at least another five years. We'll see how that cookie crumbles!