MUA Spotlight On: Vanessa Monique

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 VANESSA MONIQUE IS A MAKEUP ARTIST AND HAIRSTYLIST BASED IN LOS ANGELES, CA. SHE’S BEEN DOING MAKEUP 5 YEARS. SHE HAS ALWAYS HAD A PASSION FOR IT & FINALLY GOT THE COURAGE AND TOOK MAKEUP CLASSES TO BECOME CERTIFIED. THE MAKEUP INDUSTRY HAS OPENED MANY DOORS FOR HER AND SHE’S GLAD SHE’S A PART OF AN AMAZING GROWING INDUSTRY.

What is your favorite high-end brand?

MAKE UP FOR EVER HAS TO BE MY FAVORITE HIGH END PRODUCT.

What are 3 makeup items you couldn’t possibly live without?

I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT LASHES, EYELINER AND EOS LIP BALM

What’s your favorite drugstore brand?

ELF MAKEUP

What type of beauty product do you buy the most of (mascaras, concealers, lipsticks etc)?

I HAVE AN ADDICTION TO LIPSTICKS AND LASHES

What is the most common makeup faux pas that you see?

LOL, OVER DRAWN EYEBROWS AND STREAKY BLUSH

Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely?

I TRY TO BUDGET ALLLLLL THE TIME, I LOVE TO COMPARE HIGH END MAKEUP WITH DRUGSTORE BRAND MAKEUP.

What’s your favorite lipstick?

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LIQUID LIPSTICKS (MILK SHAKE)

Describe your everyday makeup look.

MY EVERYDAY MAKEUP IS USUALLY BB CREAM FROM NYX, MAC MINERAL POWDER, ELF EYELINER, AND MASCARA.

What’s your favorite mascara?

HAUTE & NAUGHTY MASCARA FROM MAC

Is there any celebrity that you get your makeup inspiration from & why that celebrity?

KIM KARDASHIAN!!!!!!!! HER FACE IS ALWAYS SO FLAWLESS, SHE HAS THIS NATURAL GLOW TO HER. HER HIGHLIGH AND CONTOUR IS PERFECTION!!

Do you have some favorite beauty gurus? If so, who?

I LOVE LOVE OURFA ZINALI FROM IG, SHE’S AMAZING!! FROM HER FIERCE STYLE TO HER FLAWLESS MAKEUP.

If you could leave the house with only ONE makeup product, which would it be?

OMG THIS IS A TOUGH ONE, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY MY EOS LIP BALM.

Are there any brands that you try to avoid?

NOT REALLY, I HAVENT CAME ACROSS SOMETHING I DON’T LIKE OR BECAME ALLERGIC TOO.

Do you usually “haul” or buy items here & there?

I USUALLY HAUL 5-6 TIMES A YEAR BUT IM ALWAYS BUYING THE NEW TRENDY MAKEUP.

What’s your favorite skincare brand?

MY FAVORITE SKIN BRAND HAS TO BE OLAY AND A FEW FROM MAC!

What is one beauty tool/brush that you’d recommend to anyone?

I LOVE THE BEAUTY BLENDER, ITS A MUST IN YOUR MAKEUP KIT!!!

What is one beauty product that you’d recommend to ANYONE & why?

I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THE 24 HR EYESHADOW BASE FROM MAC! ITS AMAZING AND WORTH EVERY PENNY!

If you had to give up one makeup item for the rest of your life, which would it be?

LIP GLOSS! LOL I’M NOT A BIG FAN FOR IT.

What is your absolute pet peeve when it comes to other people’s makeup?

I HAVE TO BE CLEAN AND ORGANIZED

Share a beauty tip/trick/hack.. whatever you’d like to call it. Lol

MY DIY FACE MASK!!! YOU MIX SUGAR, GREEK YOGART AND HONEY, IT WILL EXFOLIHATE AND SMOOTH YOUR SKIN!! AMAZING!! LOL

What’s the best way for future clients to reach you?

EMAIL IS BEST – BEAUTYNINJAMUA@GMAIL.COM

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