It’s Friday once again my dears, and once again I’m delivering you a new MUA! Let me introduce you guys to Alli! Alli first discovered her love for makeup in the 6th grade. She went to school with some really blue eyeshadow on her lids, loved it, and started to experiment. She went to cosmetology school for hair but hated it. She then decided to start freelancing and got pretty serious about putting her makeup on the gram. She applied to MAC Cosmetics a few times and now she’s been working there for a year. The rest is history!
What is your favorite high-end brand?
Absolutely would have to say MAC. If I didn’t choose MAC, then I’d say NARS. I totally love their products, they’re amazing!
What are 3 makeup items you couldn’t possibly live without?
Koko lashes, my Fleshpot lipstick by MAC – I’m obsessed with that lipstick!, and Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow.
What’s your favorite drugstore brand?
NYX. NYX is my sh**! I use it every day. It’s like a professional brand that’s so cheap.
What type of beauty product do you buy the most of (mascaras, concealers, lipsticks etc)?
Lipstick and lashes, I hoard both. It’s bad.
What is the most common makeup faux pas that you see?
I can’t stand when girls have beat brows and nothing else. I hate it! I hate it so much! It looks like Sharpie.
Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely?
As of late, I’ve been good, but during the holidays I do get crazy.
What’s your favorite lipstick?
Ahhhhh, that’s so hard! Every day is Fleshpot by MAC. Going out, it’s Melt Spacecake.
Describe your everyday makeup look.
I try not to fall into the same routine every day. I really try to challenge myself to do something different and play with a new product or something I don’t use very often. If it’s quick and out the door, then a thick cat eye and some nude lips.
What’s your favorite mascara?
Zoom lash from MAC!
Is there any celebrity that you get your makeup inspiration from & why that celebrity?
Rihanna! She’s a trendsetter and her MUA, Lora Arellano, is everything I wanna be in life! RiRi always has the most bold, but still sexy makeup.
Do you have some favorite beauty gurus? If so, who?
Sonjdradeluxe, Lora Arellano, of course, and Amber Dean. Anyone really out of the ordinary who isn’t going to just repeat the same cat eye over and over again. No shade. I just love different.
If you could leave the house with only ONE makeup product, which would it be?
Mascara! I need some sort of lash.
Are there any brands that you try to avoid?
Limecrime! Never again! My boyfriend’s account was charged $250 after he innocently tried to buy me a lipstick. The worst amongst a million other reasons, of course.
Do you usually “haul” or buy items here & there?
Depends on how I’m feeling. Usually, just here and there but once in a while I’ll bulk shop LMAO.
What’s your favorite skincare brand?
What is one beauty tool/brush that you’d recommend to anyone?
I really love the whole bdellium brush line. They’re affordable and really great quality!
What is one beauty product that you’d recommend to ANYONE & why?
MAC Brownscript eye shadow. It looks amazing on every skin tone. Use it in your crease to seamlessly blend anything. I use it on every eye look!
If you had to give up one makeup item for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Blush. I could so live without it.
What is your absolute pet peeve when it comes to other people’s makeup?
Nose contouring on people who don’t know how to properly do it. I think it’s actually unnecessary, but these girls that do it every day kill me!!
Share a beauty tip/trick/hack.. whatever you’d like to call it. Lol
Inglot makes this wonderful product called Duraline. It seems like a lot of people don’t know about it. Basically not only does it turn your shadows into eyeliners, it also makes your pomades like ABH Dipbrow and gel liner like new! If your gel is dried up, a couple of drops makes a huge difference. It’s saved me soooo much money because I used to chuck gel liners halfway through because they’d get clumpy, but this really changed the game!
What’s the best way for future clients to reach you?
They can send me a DM on Instagram @allibeaumakeup or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org