The very first time handled makeup was 33 years ago, when I discovered a box of inside the bathroom at a friend of my mother's. I just couldn't help myself - so I dug in & went to town on my face, unsupervised. I have no idea what went through my 7 year old head, but apparently an attempt at symmetry was important to my creation. The startled look on my face is because I was caught in the act & wondered if I'd be punished. Instead, they took my picture. 📸😳
Years later, I would be introduced to Dana Nye (Ben's son), by my film school makeup professor, Janet Swenson while touring the BenNye cosmetics manufacturing labs in LA. This first image was taken by Dana Nye at in Vancouver,BC a few years ago, where I partnered with as a masterclass panelist, speaking about my celebrity techniques & demonstrated what's possible to create with their vast array of products.
Today, I'm developing my own line of cosmetic & grooming products, which will start launching later this year. Looking back, I'd never have guessed that I'd become a makeup artist💄🎨. Back then, I was convinced I'd be an actor or maybe join the circus 🤔🎭🎪🐯🤹🏼♀️😂 Now, I'm learning to just allow the magic of life to unwind. ✨PS - Today is the late Ben Nye's birthday! Thanks for leaving a legacy of artistry & makeup Ben! 🎉🎂