1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Something not too many people know about me is my love for art and beauty is what lead me to makeup; makeup is a combination of both. When I was young I loved to paint, draw and would constantly doodle in class. My very first job involved pottery, so I spent the majority of my time there painting various items. Now, my canvas has changed to faces; however, I create many looks inspired by art, rich and vibrant colors, geometric and linear designs.
2. What are your biggest passions?
My biggest passions are uplifting women and setting a firm foundation for our youth to aspire to be whatever they want to be. The youth needs to understand that despite any circumstance or doubt, it’s all in reach. If you feel it in your heart, it is there for a reason and you’re more than capable of achieving it. I’m also very passionate about us healing ourselves from past traumas and reforming our pain into something positive. I said before that there was a time when I didn’t feel beautiful without makeup and I believe that’s how I cultivated my style of doing makeup. I use it as an enhancement of the features God has already given you. Doing makeup is also another opportunity for me to connect with and discover each woman individually. Within this encounter I am able to motivate them to go after their dreams, to release self doubt and to aid them in genuinely feeling beautiful and confident. I want women to go out in the world and kill it when they may feel like no one is rooting for them at all. Overall, I want to give everyone I encounter an experience which helps them to visualize the breadcrumbs on their trail much clearer.
3. What are your goals for the future?
My goals for the future are to build a legacy behind my name, which doesn’t stop at makeup. I plan to move forward with creative directing, designing, product development, philanthropy and re-defining what it means to be an artist. I also want to accomplish having several world renowned magazine covers with my work as the cover in addition to being a first generation billionaire. I’d like to be the first to achieve something that has never been done before me.
4. What is your definition of success?
My definition of success is being happy, fulfilled and authentically myself. We all take so much for granted, which I think is the result of being dissatisfied with our lives. If we each took two minutes out of our day to reflect on what we are grateful for, and to count our blessings, we would be MUCH happier. It’s the simple things that we don’t show enough gratitude towards. Additionally, stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing yourself in totality is also another win and a part of success. Too many times we are judging, shaming, and comparing ourselves instead of uplifting, forgiving and accepting ourselves. If you’re living in fear or shame you’re blocking yourself from reaching your greatest potential which is the ultimate success and divine purpose for us all. We must live in our truth to be happy and when we make choices that divinely serve our authentic self there’s no way you can lose.
5. Tell us something about the projects you’re working on?
The projects I’m working on will feature more of my hidden talents. I wasn’t hiding my talents from the world, I was hiding the world from my talents. Lol. It takes a lot of dedication to put out your own body of work when the majority of your creative energy goes to helping other’s projects. You all will have to stay tuned to see what’s next.
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