As someone who's always struggling to get out the door quickly, I usually skip makeup on my morning routine. To be fair, this is partly because styling my curly hair and trying to pick the perfect outfit can be time consuming. As our lives, schedules, and routines have changed dramatically in the past few months, I've found that the extra time I would have spent shuffling around town piqued curiosity, like a makeup routine would look like for me. Granted, that's a bit strange considering that I'm a beginner to makeup and barely have a skin care routine, not to mention that there's nowhere in the world that you can really do makeup. can wear up.
Despite these facts, I now decided to be the starting point for my personal makeup exploration. To my delight, professional makeup artist Lennie Billy agreed to come up with makeup looks and tips for any beginner (including me). In front of you is seven looks to try at home, but before you pick up your brushes, a little bit about Billy …
How long have you been a makeup artist? And what do you love about makeup?
I've been a makeup artist for over eight years. What I love about my career is the ability to create, to transform, to play with colors, textures, shapes, styles, to get rules or norms out, and sometimes to innovate by creating trends. It was also amazing to be able to travel and work with other artists. I've done so many things that only confirm my love for makeup.
What's the number one tip you would give a makeup beginner?
My number one advice is always Do not be afraid of experiments. Make-up is a lot of trial and error. Whether you're a professional or just a makeup enthusiast, I always say that you have to go through everything. After you've tried everything, defining your niche is easy. This also applies to your signature look. We all have one, but before you go for an forever red lip or a black liner, try a smoky eye, a colorful look, a pink lip, or whatever calls you to do it.
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