MUA Spotlight On: Iris Andrade

Hey loves! Let me introduce you to this talented beauty! Iris is a new resident to the California Chula Vista area. She was born and raised in the tip of Texas, El Paso. She’s loved makeup ever since she can remember. In high school, she was in flags and loved the dramatic makeup looks they had. That’s where she learned about the power of makeup. Now, she’s a makeup artist at Sephora 🙂


What is your favorite high-end brand?

I would have to say Hourglass. It’s an all vegan brand and the products are amazing.

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

Mascara for sure, liquid eyeliner (Kat Von D’s preferably, and Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream.

What’s your favorite drugstore brand?

That’s a tough one for me. I love drugstore products but I always go straight to Wet n Wild.

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

It’s a tie between mascara and lip liner.

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

I would have to say overlining your lips. I say this because I see so many ladies do it and it’s so obvious.

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

I am always “ballin on a budget” haha. I always try to keep it at $50 or less. Working at a makeup store does not help my wallet at all.

What’s your favorite lipstick?

I am a dark lip girl all year round. So my favorite lippie is Vampira by Kat Von D.

Describe your everyday makeup look.

Neutral shadow with a nice wing, bronzed face, and a nude gloss.

What’s your favorite mascara?

Josie Maran mascara or Diorshow Iconic Over Curl! Amazing for volume!!!

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

I honestly get my inspiration from my friends. I guess I don’t get inspired by celebrities because… well, I just don’t.

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

RissRose2 – she is beautiful and has amazing talent. MannyMua – let’s face it, he’s perfect. Kandee Johnson – she is an inspiration!

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

Mascara. As long as I have it on, I can do every thing hahaha.

Are there any brands that you try to avoid?

MAC. I hate that they do limited edition everything. If I like a product, I want to be able to repurchase it and not have to look for something similar.

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

I would have to say buy items here and there.

What’s your favorite skincare brand?

That’s a toughie. I’m a skincare junkie. I’m an Esthetician so I love to try new skincare products. I always go back to Peter Thomas Roth so I think that’s my favorite.

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

A good eyeshadow blending brush. My most used one is #27 from the Sephora collection.

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

A serum or moisturizer because if you have nice, even skin your makeup will look “flawless”.

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

Oh man girl, why you ask tough questions? I guess blush just because I can use my bronzers.

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

Shadow that is not blended or people with foundation 2-3 shades darker. Like when I’m color matching a client and they tell me “I don’t like to look white.” so they go to the darker shades :|.

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

Applying brow gel before brow powder helps the powder stay on.

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

Email me at or instagram me 🙂



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