Thursday, February 9, 2017

MUA February: Jamie Lynn Maynard

Your name: Jamie Lynn Maynard
Your IG: @jlynnmaynard
Your Twitter: JamieLMaynard1


Where are you from? Mount Pleasant, MI

What made you fall in love with makeup and beauty? What made me fall in love with the beauty industry (makeup and beauty) is the fact that it allows so many people to truly be themselves. However you feel that day you can create a look that perfectly represents what you are feeling at that exact moment in time.

What is your go-to moisturizer? Allure Medical Spa's Face Silk. It is an amazing moisturizer that I purchase at my plastic surgeon's office in Shelby Township, MI. 

Matte lips or lip gloss? Matte. I like a glossy lip once in awhile but I need longevity in my line of work (professional Hairstylist\Makeup Artist).



What time period in beauty do you most wish you could live in for  a few days? I would love to go back to the 60's and 70's when the mod look was really in. Big doll eyes, intense graphic winged liner, simple flawless clean complexion, just a touch of color to the cheeks. I love those looks.

Favorite beauty IGs to follow: @mua_underdogs @jamiegenevieve @jaclynhill @itslilchaos

Best way for fans to keep up with what you're doing? To follow all my social networks. I try really hard to update all of them, so my followers and subscribers know what is going on in my life right at that moment. I upload my YouTube once or twice a week, but I'm constantly posting throughout the day to my IG and Twitter



What is your advice for plus sized fashionistas who want to look and feel fabulous? Be comfortable in the skin you're in. I may not be plus sized but I am a size 8/10 and I do crossfit. Being a girl with thicker thighs and a voluptuous booty really can make me feel like I am on the outside of what is acceptable. I do feel now, any size, shape, and color is acceptable and if you are confident in the skin that you are in and love yourself, the entire world is going to love you back. Be unapologetic about who you are, because being you is what matters most.

What can we do, right now, to make the world a better place? Let go of being so judgmental. We are sadly a world right now that will take something so small that someone said or did and cut them into as small of pieces as we can. We need to stop doing that. We need to come together as a community and build each other up. And always give constructive criticism to help people become better and grow as a person, instead of beating them down and making them go back into their shell. We have created so much hate, and it's time to create more love and support. 


What's your favorite...
Red lipstick? Jeffree Star Cosmetics Designer Blood
Song, currently? Lukas Graham You're Not There
Website for buying beauty? Sephora, Ulta, and a lot of the smaller independent brands like Lime Crime, Gerard Cosmetics, and Jeffree Star Cosmetics
Nail polish? Harmony Gelish Gel Polish in the shade Twinkle

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

MUA February: Tory Barefield

Your name: Tory Barefield
Your IG: @torybarefield_makeup
Your Twitter: I don't have twitter!
Where are you from? Texas!




What made you fall in love with makeup and beauty?
I've always loved things all makeup and beauty. My mom and older sister definitely were a huge influence on my makeup journey.

What is your go-to moisturizer?
High end- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Drugstore- Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer for combination skin.

Matte lips or lip gloss?
I love the look of matte lips!, but hate the feeling! So definitely glossy!

What time period in beauty do you most wish you could live in for a few days?
The 60's! I love everything about the mod makeup, fashion, and even hair!

Favorite beauty IGs to follow:
@NicoleGuerriero
@Alyssamarieartistry
@bybrookelle
@Ssssamanthaa
@Jamescharles

Best way for fans to keep up with what you're doing?
Definitely snapchat or Instagram. My snapchat is tory.barefield

What is your advice for plus sized fashionistas who want to look and feel fabulous?
Fuck what society claims is beautiful. It's YOUR body, your happiness. KEEP DOING YOU!

What can we do, right now, to make the world a better place?
End the hate. End the violence. We as people, shouldn't be afraid to walk down
the street solely because of our race, religion, or sexuality. It's sickening.
What can we do right now to make the world a better place? Love. Learn to love
again.


What's your favorite...
Red lipstick? I hate red lipstick!
Song, currently? I can't name just one song. I listen to everything from rap, to pop, to country, to 90s boy bands.
Website for buying beauty? Sephora or Ulta, they have everything!
Nail polish?
OPI "To Be Continued..."
OPI "Rose Against Time"
OPI "In Pursuit of Purple"
OPI "Withstands The Test of Thyme"
... anything by OPI.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MUA February: Natasha Katrina



Your name: Natasha Katrina
Your IG:@makeupbynkc
Your Twitter:n/a


Where are you from?
Miami, FL

What made you fall in love with makeup and beauty?
I fell in love with the art of makeup when I was about 8 or 9 years old, and I was watching my mother apply makeup to herself and her friends. I loved the creativity it allows you to have, but even more, I love the empowerment and confidence you feel knowing you've artistically expressed yourself. To me, makeup even in its simplest and purest form can evoke an emotion. And the community surrounding makeup artist is so encouraging and bountiful. I fell in love with the art, the community, and the soul behind makeup. 


What is your go-to moisturizer?
My all time favorite is Purpose, it's my hidden secret! Hypoallergenic, non-scented, and very light spf gives me everything I need, and even blends great with my foundation palette for my clients. 

Matte lips or lip gloss?
Ughhhhh so hard!! I'm from Miami, FL, so clear gloss is EVERYTHING to some of my Latina friends and family. As I've grown as an artist, I have an equal appreciation for a fierce matte lip and mayyy apply a quick shine at the end. Can't get enough.

What time period in beauty do you most wish you could live in for  a few days?
Although I love the NOW of makeup, as we as a community have evolved and become so progressive with trends and support different ideas of what is "beautiful", I do wish I could spend a few days in the mid-century era, the 1950's. With one of my all time favorites, Ms. Marilyn Monroe, and the love of a fuller body image on the big screen. 

Favorite beauty IGs to follow:
I just LOVE Huda Beauty!! I follow many, so it's hard to pick a true favorite, but bold and glamorous and then clean and modern are my favorite style to follow.

Best way for fans to keep up with what you're doing?
I'd love for fans to follow this amazing journey through my instagram, @makeupbynkc and my FB page @makeupbynkc. Website launch coming soon!!! 

What is your advice for plus sized fashionistas who want to look and feel fabulous?
BE FABULOUS!!!! I AM a plus size fashionista and I say in order to feel beautiful, you have to believe that you ARE beautiful ! Embrace the curves; imperfections in our lives are what make us unique. Slay no matter your size and charge the rest to the GAME! 

What can we do, right now, to make the world a better place?
We need to be compassionate. In this day, so many emotions and opinions are shielding the ultimate golden rule- do unto others as you would want to be done to you. Have compassion for those who are less tolerant, as fighting combat with combat will lead us nowhere. Stand for what you believe in and remember the change comes from within, and starts with just one person. 


What's your favorite...
Red lipstick? CHANEL ROUGE ALWAYS. 
Song, currently? Flute Down, Karl Denson- it's so random but a big dance party. Imagine Ron Burgundy meets Bruno's instrumental band!
Website for buying beauty?
BHcosmetics.com
Nail polish? Essie, Lady Godiva (my go to winter color). Summer is Essie, Fiji.

Monday, February 6, 2017

MUA February: Eva KB

 
 
Your name: Eva KB
Your IG: ekbsmakeupdiary


Where are you from?
Montreal, Canada 

What made you fall in love with makeup and beauty?
When makeup was first becoming popular on social media 6-7 years ago, I spent all my time watching videos and practising! This is what brought me to get a professional education in the field! 

What is your go-to moisturizer?
CeraVe

Matte lips or lip gloss?
Matte lips 

What time period in beauty do you most wish you could live in for  a few days?
1920, but I appreciate the now so much more since we have the freedom to try pretty much anything in a far more accepting world! 

Favorite beauty IGs to follow:
dominiquedlr is forever my inspiration! 

Best way for fans to keep up with what you're doing?
My IG :) 

What is your advice for plus sized fashionistas who want to look and feel fabulous?
There are some amazing plus sized creators on IG who rock their beauty and style! Beauty and confidence doesn't have a body type! 

What can we do, right now, to make the world a better place?
Share positivity with people! We are always so focused on criticism, especially in the beauty industry, but complimenting and focusing on what you find beautiful can have a huge positive impact in your own life, but also in the lives of others! I challenge you all to compliment a stranger at least once a day



What's your favorite...
Red lipstick? Drop Dead Red by too faced
Song, currently? Go off, MIA
Website for buying beauty? Sephora or indie brands
Nail polish? I do my own nails and I'm loving the chrome powders right now!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

MUA February: Marijana

 
 
Your name: Marijana
Your IG: @makeupbymaryjana


Where are you from?
Holland

What made you fall in love with makeup and beauty?
I really don't have a moment when I thought that I should do make up, I have loved it always. Even when I was a little girl I looked up makeup videos and copied them on my friend; I was about 10 and she was 8. I did things such as smokey eyes even though I did not have the right stuff, but I enjoyed doing it. Then I had a boyfriend (when i was 16) who didn't like it, so I didn't do it anymore. After a while I started following more makeup accounts, and really liked how they do contouring and all, so I thought, lets give it a try. I found out I was pretty good at it, so I kept doing it. My bf didn't like it, and after a while we broke up. Now I am 2 years further and I've improved my makeup skills, and I love it more now. I've been doing makeup on that same friend I mentioned before, and it's really nice to see how I've improved. I love the reactions people have when I do their make up.

What is your go-to moisturizer? 
A moisturiser from Yves Rocher with calendula. I LOVE it

Matte lips or lip gloss?
I prefer matte lips over glossy lips because I don't think (glossy) suits me.

Favorite beauty IGs to follow:
My fave IG's to follow are: @hudabeaty (bc she's a legend) and @fiercesociety (obv) and @bretmansvanity because I just love that page.
 
 

Best way for fans to keep up with what you're doing?
My Instagram

What is your advice for plus sized fashionistas who want to look and feel fabulous?
My advice for plus size fashionistas is just to not give a f. Like, what is plus size?! I just like food. Just put on makeup and gloooww. Be fab, no advice needed.

What can we do, right now, to make the world a better place?
We can do nothing. I believe the world is f'd up and we can't change that ever, but you just gotta make it the best for you, and the people you influence/hang with, and your family. And for the rest of the world, you can't actually do anything. Whenever I can make someone's day better, mine's automatically better too. I just try and be nice to everyone; my rule to life is just give what you get. And on social media, if I get negative comments, I won't look after it, because people will always be jealous or negative. You can't really do anything about it.



What's your favorite...
Red lipstick? Deborah Milano atomic red matte lipstick in shade "07"
Song, currently? m.A.A.d. city - Kendrick Lamar
Website for buying beauty? Sephora
Nail polish? I don't wear nail polish because it's not allowed at school. I'm in school for health care, so I can't wear nail polish :'(

Saturday, February 4, 2017

MUA February: Tiarna Ellen



Your name: Tiarna Ellen
Your IG:
Personal: @inspiringcamelsofmilwaukee,
Business: @classbytiarnaellen
Your Twitter: @inspiringcamels


Where are you from? Originally the Riverland, South Australia but currently in Adelaide.

What made you fall in love with makeup and beauty?
Having been involved in dance lessons since I was six, I guess I've been wearing makeup from a very young age. I just love the creativity of it. Anything creative, I'll give it a go.
YouTube reignited my love for it. I think the first video I watched was from Lindy from BubzBeauty, soon followed by Pixiwoo, who I still watch regularly. I truly am inspired by YouTubers who are in the industry themselves and have been for years, like Sam and Nic, as well as Lisa Eldridge.

What is your go-to moisturizer? 
Body Shop Seaweed Oil-Control Gel Cream for the face, and Physiogel Hypoallergenic Daily Moisture Therapy Cream for body

Matte lips or lip gloss?
It depends on the look you are going for. If it's bold, I like it matte so it doesn't move. If it's nude, I think glossy is a lot more flattering. My favourite matte shades are Australis' Velouorlips Matte Lip Creams in N-Y-CEE (Red), DOO-BAI (reddish plum) and SHANG-HI (a dark, blue-based pink) and my favourite glossy lip is Anstasia Beverly Hills' Ligloss in "Vintage" over the top of MAC's lip pencil in "Spice". 



What time period in beauty do you most wish you could live in for  a few days?
I think the 40's had the most beautiful makeup. Rita Hayworth is a makeup icon for me! She was so beautiful, despite what she went through to look that way! She looked beautiful, naturally too.

Favorite beauty IGs to follow:
@zukreat, @spiffdup, @brianchampagne, @briannahlongo_mua, @keilidhmua plus many more.

Best way for fans to keep up with what you're doing?
Either follow my personal IG, my twitter, or you can subscribe to my YouTube channel, Tiarna Ellen. I make beauty videos and sometimes vlog if I've got an important event, or am on a weekend holiday.

What is your advice for plus sized fashionistas who want to look and feel fabulous?
Well, as someone who's not exactly thin myself, I just try to find what sits right on my bodyshape and try and rock that! It's your own individual style! x

What can we do, right now, to make the world a better place?
STOP THE HATE! Constructive criticism over put-downs. I think that'll make everyone's lives a lot easier.


What's your favorite...
Red lipstick?
Australis' Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in N-Y-CEE
Song, currently?
I'm a bit of a theatre nut. One of my favourite songs is "Self Indulgent Ballad" by Scott Garnham for the tongue-in-cheek humour and all the references. For mainstream, I love "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran. Either that, or "Don't".
Website for buying beauty?
Sephora, Mecca Maxima or Beautylish
Nail polish?
The Sinful Colors (colours, because I'm Australian 😅) range. I usually like to have SNS nails, because my nail polish always chips quickly, otherwise. That's when I can afford it!

Friday, February 3, 2017

MUA February: Courtney Peterson




Name: Courtney Peterson
IG: @cocobeatit_
Twitter: @lavidecoco_

Where are you from?
I'm from Chicago, Il. 

What made you fall in love with makeup?
The versatility of makeup made me fall in love with it. The power that it can make people feel empowered, and show their beauty, also has been a major factor in my obsession with makeup. 

What is your go-to moisturizer?
My go to moisturizer is Nourish and Shine by Jane Carter. My skin is very dry and it gives me a lot of moisture and a silky feeling to my skin. Also it doubles for hair, and thats a wonderful bonus, because of my natural hair!  

Matte lips, or lipgloss?
Matte Lipstick is everything to me. I like when I can wear it all day and it doesn't feather on my bottom lip. And it is non-transferable ! 
 
 

What time period in beauty do you most wish you could live in for  a few days?
I will always say I wish I could've lived in the 1700's era of Marie Antoinette and King Louis. I absolutely love the pastel colors, the art and the SUPREME BLUSH! It's such a staple, along with the beauty mark. I know it's way different but I love studying that era in history! 

Favorite beauty IGs to follow:
My favorite Beauty IG's to follow are @celia_leslie, @aaliyahjay & @goldenbih 

Best way for fans to keep up with what you're doing?
Through my instagram @cocobeatit_ and my youtube which is @LifewithCourt. 

What is your advice for plus sized fashionistas who want to look and feel fabulous?
Find the silver lining in everything that happens. I love and accept who I am . I love to stay positive even when it doesn't seem like there is anything to smile about. I just do it. Stay fearless! 

What can we do, right now, to make the world a better place?
To make our world a better place, we should uplift ourselves. I feel that we should change the way the younger generation perceives us. I use my social media platform to show that there is more to me than showing my body. I believe as women we should be better role models and think before we act and change the perception that we only care about our outer features, rather than what's inside of us. Encourage each other more. Implementing positivity is always a must, and I feel we sometimes lack that whether we are male or female. It's essential that we all reach for higher standards for ourselves and do not settle for less than we deserve. 

Favorite red lipstick: BeautyByRudy Wildfire; it is perfectly pigmented and glossy lipstick.
Favorite song: Team by Lorde, I honestly keep her whole album Pure Heroine on repeat everyday.
Favorite website for buying beauty: No website, I prefer to be at a store seeing the product and swatching it. I don't like ordering online for any beauty related products unless I really have to.
Favorite nail polish: Currently chrome. Any color chrome, by the way. It's my favorite and it lasts so long without chipping, if done the right way. I get so many compliments too!

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