With over 150,000 Instagram followers, we couldn’t wait to learn more about this talented Sigma PRO Partner, Stephanie Salinas. Keep reading to learn more about this makeup master and get the inside scoop on her personal take on the subject of beauty.
Sigma: How did you get started in the makeup artist industry?
Stephanie: I have a background in art. I started drawing and painting at a very young age and growing up I always knew I wanted to pursue a career where I could be creative. Makeup happened to be a hobby & career that allowed me to incorporate all of the things that I enjoy about art.
Sigma: What has been the biggest challenge of your career?
Stephanie: The biggest challenge of my career has been growing thick skin. In this business you have to accept that not everyone is going to be a fan of your work. There will be people who are negative and rude so you have to learn to ignore the negativity and not let it affect you.
Sigma: What is a day in the life of _______ like?
Stephanie: A day in my life is relatable to most people. Many don’t know that I have a full time job that is not makeup related so I spend most of my day inside an office. I’m usually home before 7pm and the first thing I do is kick off my heels and relax for a while. I use my free time in the evenings to create new looks and post them on my social media sites. My weekends consist of working on bridal parties or makeup events. If I do have a day off I enjoy spending it with my family.
Sigma: Share your favorite makeup tip:
Stephanie: Using your eyeshadows (except matte eyeshadows) wet on your lids can help with the vibrancy and opacity. Try spraying your brush with a setting spray after dipping the brush into the eyeshadow. I’ve been doing this for years and this is one technique that I love sharing with others.
Sigma: What makeup trends are you enjoying this season?
Stephanie: Dewy skin, highlighted cheek bones and coral lips!!!
Sigma: What makeup items should always be in a woman’s purse?
Stephanie: Lipstick & liner for touch ups, lash glue just in case one of your lashes starts coming off, and of course a mirror. For those who get oily, I recommend some oil blotting sheets.
Sigma: What is your signature makeup look for yourself? For your clients?
Stephanie: My signature look is always a neutral eye, winged liner, full lashes and a nude lip. I always give my clients what they request. The majority of them will request a smoky eye using neutral shadows, a subtle contour and a soft lip.
Sigma: What are your three favorite Sigma products, and do you have any unique way of using them?
Stephanie: Sigma E25 & E40 brushes are a must have for blending!!! The brow highlighter duo in goddess glow is gorgeous!
Sigma: What advice would you give to a novice makeup artist?
Stephanie: Be patient. Makeup artists are not made over night. It takes a lot of time and practice to get to where you want to be. Makeup is always evolving so be open minded about learning new techniques, trends, etc.
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