Happy Friday! First, let me just say how proud of myself I am for being so consistent with this series! I’m glad you guys enjoy MUA Spotlight as much I as I enjoy doing them.
Without further adieu, let me introduce to you to the talented Bree. Bree is 24 years old and was born and raised in Riverside, California, She is the mommy of 2 beautiful little girls and a Sephora makeup artist! Bree has been obsessed with makeup ever since before she could remember. Her artistry goes way back. She always wanted to be an artist when she was a little girl. She would sit and draw for hours. Then when she got older, she expressed her love for art with makeup! When she was in 7th grade, she would come home from school, take a shower, wash off all her makeup and sit and do her makeup for hours in her room, experimenting and practicing. She would do all of her friends’ makeup for dances and parties in high school. It was a lot of fun for her. It wasn’t until about 3 years ago that she realized how much she loves makeup and actually pursued it. She’s done makeup for a lot of proms and weddings and now she’s been a Sephora makeup artist for almost a year now. Bree loves getting lost in a makeup look and she LOVES seeing people be so pleased with her work. To her, it’s the best seeing people love the way she did their makeup. She’s not just stopping at Sephora though! She plans on making a YouTube channel and sharing and teaching everything she knows with everyone around the world!
What is your favorite high-end brand?
My Favorite high-end brand would have to be NARS, I use the sheer glow foundation and it’s amazing!!
What are 3 makeup items you couldn’t possibly live without?
I definitely could not live without mascara, concealer (for them dark circles yo), and chapstick!
What’s your favorite drugstore brand?
My favorite drugstore makeup brand would be Sonia Kashuk – I LOVE her lip liners and makeup brushes. Also, NYX and Rimmel London. ♥
What type of beauty product do you buy the most of (mascaras, concealers, lipsticks etc)?
I for sure buy lips stains and lipstick the most!
What is the most common makeup faux pas that you see?
Overdone brows… Brows really change the look of a face and when people over do them they just change someone’s look.
Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely?
I definitely budget. Cosmetics are expensive and a lot of people don’t realize how long products last either! But, if I want something I always purchase!
What’s your favorite lipstick?
I love ALL Kat Von D liquid lipsticks, my most favorite is Lolita at the moment!! I’m really into that 1990’s brown lip. ♥
Describe your everyday makeup look.
My everyday makeup look is of course, a full face, with a neutral eye and maybe falsies, with a nude or brown lip. That’s my everyday look right at the moment, but I love to play around and change up my looks. Working at Sephora, I definitely have variety!
What’s your favorite mascara?
Buxom lash mascara and Revlon voluminous (best $5 bucks I’ve ever spent).
Is there any celebrity that you get your makeup inspiration from & why that celebrity?
Even though I hate her guts, Kim Kardashian.. Haha her makeup is never overdone and it’s just perfection!
Do you have some favorite beauty gurus? If so, who?
Yes I LOVE Charismastar she is so sweet I met her at Disneyland once. She was so kind and down to earth. Also, Sonjdradeluxe and Tymetheinfamous. Those are my BAES.
If you could leave the house with only ONE makeup product, which would it be?
Mascara, hands down. Eyes are the first thing someone looks at on your face.
Are there any brands that you try to avoid?
Not really, I haven’t had any bad experiences with any brands honestly.
Do you usually “haul” or buy items here & there?
I just pick up items here and there unless I have run out of everything I use everyday.
What’s your favorite skincare brand?
I don’t have one YET. I’ve been dealing with acne for the past year so I’m always trying new things. Murad works really well if you have acne!
What is one beauty tool/brush that you’d recommend to anyone?
Honestly, a Beauty Blender. I was skeptical about them until I tried them on myself and clients and they really work! Excellent for beginners.
What is one beauty product that you’d recommend to ANYONE & why?
Cover fx matte primer. If you want a flawless foundation you NEED this stuff, it keeps my makeup from creasing all day and dries up all the oil – it’s amazing. It also has an acne treatment in it!! Best stuff ever.
If you had to give up one makeup item for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Mmmmmm, probably highlighters. I’m about that #mattelife Hahahaha!
What is your absolute pet peeve when it comes to other people’s makeup?
Enormous, overdone eyebrows and unblended eyeshadow… Blend blend blend!!!
Share a beauty tip/trick/hack.. whatever you’d like to call it. Lol
Always wear sunscreen if you want to stay looking youthful. If you’re new to liquid lipsticks, never blot the product on your lips. Apply to each lip separately and let them dry. Blotting will only make the liquid lip stick blotchy. Powder contour kits are always better for beginners annnnnd that’s all the tricks I have on top of my head right now hahaha.
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