An interview with Kitty Lee (she’s done Justin Biebers makeup!).

Today I am interviewing one of my fellow make-up artists (as well as my bestie) she is incredibly talented hence her list of a grade celebrity clientele such as Justin Bieber, Lorde, Redfoo, Jared Leto, Haim, Ellie Goulding, The Wanted…I could literally go on for paragraph upon paragraph..but let’s find out why she’s so amazing.

KATY: So Kitty why are you so amazing?

KITTY: Seriously?? I’m not.

KATY: Haha I knew you would say something like that (she’s way to modest). So what are the top products you could not work without?

KITTY: I can not live with out my utowa curler, kills me how many women don’t use an eye lash curler. Sometimes all you need to brighten your eye area is a simple curl and you have opened up your whole face. I also can’t live without my Bobbi brown foundations. They are gorgeous and great for all skin tones and all ages, you can get sheer all the way to full coverage. As well as Face of Australia blush!! It is my cheapy naughty secret, it goes on like a dream and they have gorgeous natural colours !!!! Beautiful.

KATY: Oooo amazing! Who were the makeup artists you looked up to?

KITTY: I always have and still do look up to Jody Oliver. Not only is she extremely talented she is also the most gorgeous kind spirit I have ever met. So unaffected by all the hype of the industry. Her makeup technique is so organic and beautiful, there’s nothing she does that I don’t run out and buy.

KATY: Yesss she is amazing and so so cool! What is the best job you have ever done?

KITTY: X FACTOR!! Working with the judges Ronan Keating, Redfoo and host Luke Jacobz has been a blast!! The best job without a doubt. Working with all the contestants, being there from the start watching them grow into artists is amazing. I absolutely love doing boys hair so this was a dream job!

KATY: Same! It’s always the best time of year. Ok this is the last one! What inspired you to become a makeup artist?

KITTY: I always wanted to be a makeup artist since I was a little girl. I remember when I was nine I would get my mums purple eye shadow (it was the 80’s don’t judge) and make bruises all over myself and brother. I started putting makeup on my dad (laughs) no idea why he let me! he would sit there while I painted his face and watch tv. For my 13th birthday my mum bought me a really expensive Special effects kit with blood, latex and a real bruise wheel, I cried and proceeded to make my brother look like he had fallen out of a moving train (he was a walking mess of blood and guts). Then I went to college and fell in love with beauty and hair and that’s it! I’ve been doing this since I was 20 years old full time! It’s my heart and soul.

KATY: Aww that’s so adorable, thank you for sharing that with me and the blogosphere! 🙂

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Favorite affordable brand.

It’s…Essence Cosmetics!

I found this brand about three years ago whilst playing with makeup in Target (something that I do way to regularly) it looks like a brand aimed at children/teens but don’t let this fool you! Some of their products are my preferred over “luxury brands” that can be up to ten times the price.

You do need to be careful with which products you use though because the skin tones of the foundations and powders are a little on the red side, so sticking with translucent powders, eye products and nails polishes are your best bet.

Their mascaras are awesome, my personal favourite is “I love extreme” mascara. I use this on myself and in my kit. Mascaras have a expiry date of three months and can dry up as quickly as two weeks, so if you are going to splurge it’s better to go with something that will last such as a good quality makeup brush (I will do a brush post soon).

My favourite part about Essence is the limited edition lines that they frequently bring out, they have had everything from the official Twilight collection to the Snow White nail collection and coming out soon the official Justin Bieber tour 2013 collection (hilarious I know). I love these collections because they are usually in fun colours or glitter and you can afford to have a play without wasting a ton of money. The collections can change depending on what store you visit Priceline stocks essence as well and usually they have different ones at the same time 🙂 xxx

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