I studied esthetics at avenue five after realizing I loved the beauty industry and wanted to dive into it deeper. I now have worked at fashions shows, music videos, weddings, and countless faces. I can work as an artist in many different spectra from wild an creative to soft and every day.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Vanessa. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
New York native is now living in Austin Texas. I was lucky enough to start working at Ulta as the Lancome consultant and decided to dive deeper and become a licensed esthetician. Now I get to work on skin care and fashions shows, weddings, and music videos. I finally found where I belong and I haven't looked back.
Vanessa, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Make-up Artist?
I started as young as three years old when I would use my mom's makeup to draw on the door. As soon as I could buy makeup, I started to play with it by applying it to my friends. At 16 I had my first gig and did my friend makeup for her formal. Ever since then I have been playing with it; only now I get to be a professional.
Who is your inspiration in life Vanessa? How do you keep inspired?
I love to keep inspired by music, photography and happiness.
We all make mistakes Vanessa; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Make-up Artist; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I have never had a problem with any one. Thankfully!
Vanessa, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Make-up Artist, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
You have to work quickly and efficiently. You need to have those tricks up your sleeve when you need to apply a full face to 10 pts.
Please tell us, Vanessa, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Make-up Artist?
I have to plan my days and every hour. Make a schedule and stick to it.
vanessa, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
You have to communicate your vision as much as possible then explain why it would be so great or productive.
Vanessa, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Make-up Artist. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment was when I got to work my first fashion show for a local designer during Austin fashion week.
Vanessa, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
When I get to be the creative director, and I can be as creative as I my imagination. The most difficult part is getting everyone to agree on the same date and time.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Make-up Artist?*
Enroll in ,an artistry class and start making those connections. Networking and constantly working, producing new content for your portfolio.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Fashion designers, fashion shows, productions, brands, film, fashion shoots. Magazines especially!
Now for the best part Vanessa! Please upload 5-10 photos so we can get to see your work.
Model @helenasandahl Brunette Model #2 @nerual2001
Designer @seihakco (pink dress)