TGIF! Let me introduce you guys to the talented Isabella ♥! Isabella was born in Ecuador and moved to New York when she was 14 years old. Since she can remember, she has always had a passion for makeup. She remembers being 11 years old and putting on bright blue eyeshadow and her mom telling her to wash her face. She’s been in the makeup industry for almost 6 years and it has been such an incredible journey for me. She hopes to inspire other girls and that is why she created her instagram where she can share her passion with others.
What is your favorite high-end brand?
Anastasia Beverly Hills. I think everything she has done is incredible. I love all her products and she is also an inspiring woman
What are 3 makeup items you couldn’t possibly live without?
I think it would be eyelashes, lipstick and my contour kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
What’s your favorite drugstore brand?
Definitely NYX Cosmetics. Their products are amazing!
What type of beauty product do you buy the most of (mascaras, concealers, lipsticks etc)?
Lipsticks and eyelashes. If i don’t feel like wearing a lot of makeup, i just put eyelashes and lipstick on and I feel like a totally new person.
What is the most common makeup faux pas that you see?
Overdrawn sharpie looking brows and overdrawn lips. That is a really no-no.
Do you have a “beauty budget” or do you spend freely?
I think I spend freely. I get to excited when I go to Sephora or online or any new makeup brand comes up with new products. I just want them all!! haha
What’s your favorite lipstick?
Stone by Dose of Colors – such a beautiful rose toned lipstick. I can’t get enough of it.
Describe your everyday makeup look.
What’s your favorite mascara?
Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced.
Is there any celebrity that you get your makeup inspiration from & why that celebrity?
Kylie Jenner. I think her makeup is everyone’s favorite. I love that she looks very glam even with just eyelashes on.
Do you have some favorite beauty gurus? If so, who?
Yes, I would have to say ILUVSARAHII on instagram. She is a big inspiration to me. I think that everything she has achieved is where I want to be one day. Her makeup skills are extremely amazing.
If you could leave the house with only ONE makeup product, which would it be?
Are there any brands that you try to avoid?
Not really. I always like to experiment with new makeup.
Do you usually “haul” or buy items here & there?
I buy items here and there but if shipping is free after $50 i would have to spend to save money, you know? hahaha
What’s your favorite skincare brand?
As of now, I keep looking for a favorite skincare brand. So I will take any suggestions!
What is one beauty tool/brush that you’d recommend to anyone?
A beauty blender! it makes your skin looks flawless if you use it the right way.
What is one beauty product that you’d recommend to ANYONE & why?
Nars Luminous Weightless foundation is everything you need in a foundation – full coverage, doesn’t feel cakey, moisturizes your skin and it looks absolutely flawless!
If you had to give up one makeup item for the rest of your life, which would it be?
This was a hard question but I think I can live without brushes… I mean I got fingers.
Where do you see your makeup career in the next 5 years?
I see myself traveling, learning more, meeting fellow makeup artists, inspiring girls that love makeup and just keep doing this.
Share a beauty tip/trick/hack.. whatever you’d like to call it. Lol
Don’t ever try your foundation on your face or neck or hand, always try it almost by your chest so it will not be to dark or to light.
What’s the best way for future clients to reach you?
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org or instagram: isabellamakeupartist.