Photography: Daryna Barykina
Model: Samantha Rager
Makeup: Lilia B Web: www.liliab.com
http://www.hrhcollection.net/ - HRH COLLECTION http://www.forever21.com/ - FOREVER 21 http://www.barse.com/ - BARSE www.charlotterusse.com – CHARLOTTE RUSSE http://www.robertleemorris.com/ - ROBERT LEE MORRIS www.Dillards.com - NATASHA, JESSICA SIMPSON
FEATURED MAKEUP ARTIST INTERVIEW
1.What do you hope your contribution to the project says to the viewers? I hope my contribution to the project touches the viewers and opens their mind to creativity.
2.How has working with a team benefited you aside from strengthening your skills? Working with a team has benefited me tremendously by bringing our views and ideas together to achieve the perfect look.
3.What is some good advice for Makeup Artists striving to work in this industry? Never stop learning and bettering yourself, stay on top of your game it can only take you farther.
4.What do you find to be the most rewarding and difficult when working with a team of artists to meet a common look? The most rewarding thing for me, when working with a team would have to be having every ones ideas bring a project to life. I don't think there is anything difficult about working with a team... I have had the pleasure of working with all fabulous and creative people, which only made my job easier.
5.How do you plan for the unexpected? I usually go with the flow and sometimes it is the unexpected that turns a mediocre project into something epic.
6.What do you feel is a common mistake Makeup Artists make? A common mistake some makeup artists make is not continuing to better their skills, there is always something new to learn so you can excel.
7.What advanced classes have you taken that you feel has helped you the most? I have learned more from other artists and research than anywhere else...
8.What do you say to those who don’t feel education is important throughout their career? I would say that it is a big mistake, and one of the worst you can make... why stay where you are, when you can always be better? I learn something new everyday... I follow other artists, try new techniques and ideas and better my skill every chance I get.
9. How do you keep your style fresh? I am always trying out new techniques & experimenting with different colors and brands.
10.What would you say you have learned of most value through your experiences as a Makeup Artist? That there is beauty in everything & sometimes it's up to me to bring it out... so others can see it as well.
11.How would you describe your style? My style is ever changing.
12.How did you get your start in the editorial world? How hard or easy was it for you to build your career? I modeled myself for the majority of my life, then, realized I had a bigger passion for makeup and being on the other side of the camera. With the help of a great friend & hair stylist, Brittany Molina I had some of my first work as a makeup artist published in an international bridal book and my career as a makeup artist took off from there. So for me, it was probably easier than most, because I was already in the industry. I was surrounded by amazing talent who helped me from the beginning.
13.What has been the most amazing opportunity you have had in this industry so far? The most amazing opportunity I have had in the industry so far would have to be a Paul Mitchell ad I did. It was surreal walking in a store and seeing my work on hundreds of hair products.
14.What colors are you in love with right now? At the moment, I am in love with daring and edgy colors.
15.What inspires you? My two little girls inspire me. I always push myself to be better in everyday life & my career, so I can set a good example for them.
16.Next BIG goal? My next big goal is to get represented by one of the big Artist Agencies and become a Celebrity Makeup artist.