On Snapchat I absolutely LOVE doing Q&As with my audience. They can ask me whatever questions they like and I do my best to respond to most of them, and I respond publicly so that if anyone happens to have that same question - they now know the answer too.
I'd love the chance to be able to do the same thing on here and answer any questions that you may have about beauty, or even myself or my work. Whatever you would like to know, ask away!
"What are your best tips for achieving a great winged eye liner?"
My best tip is probably going to sound a little strange. If you're anything like me: shaky hands, messy, struggling to get neat lines, always in a rush - do your winged liner first.
By first I mean before any other part of your make up. Before foundation, before eyes!
I do it this way so that I can use a damp baby wipe and an angle brush to clean up my lines and make them perfect as many times as I need to before applying the rest of my make up. If I did it the other way around I would be almost guaranteed to smudge my eye make up or ruin my foundation.
I have a full winged liner tutorial that you can watch here.
"What is your favourite beauty brand?"
To be honest, I don't think I could do my job fairly if I only had one favourite brand. I'm a HUGE lover of make up and beauty and I love different products from different brands, for different reasons. If you ever see me talk about a product, you should know that means that I'm a real fan (unless I'm saying otherwise).
I've compiled a list of products that I LOVE and use on a very regular basis and put them in the "shop" section of my website. If you've been following me for a while you will probably already have heard of most of them. You could call them my go-to products. Stay tuned because I'm always trialing new products that I'm happy to recommend.
"What has been the highlight of your career so far?"
I think it's all about the moments that make me feel like I've done something to be proud of, no matter how small they are, and there's a few:
- The first time I shot with my favourite photographer Steven Chee, who I had been working with for years as Rae's assistant. To finally shoot with him as an artist was the best feeling! Being booked to shoot the cover of Vogue Australia with him is high on that list too.
- Meeting Beyonce and not outwardly 'fan girling' over her like I may have wanted to.
- My first overseas work trip. It was to the Cook Islands with Cosmopolitan magazine for a week and I only had 2 days notice. We worked long hours for all 7 days. I was up at 5am doing the model's hair and make up, shooting all day and going to sleep at 11pm every night after tanning the girls to get them ready for the next day. In saying that, it was such a fun experience!
- This last one is my favourite of all: Getting to know my followers. Each and every time someone connects with me and tells me they've learned a new trick or they've fallen in love with a product I've recommended or that they enjoyed my video, it makes me SO happy. I stopped doing make up full time to pursue my love of sharing what I've learned throughout my 11 years as a make up artist, and to receive feedback like that, and to have a connection with people that love beauty as much as I do really makes me feel like I've made the right decision, that I'm on the right path. As silly as that might sound, it's the truth!
Please feel free to leave a comment below if you'd like to ask me a question for my next #ASKRB post.
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