I am celebrating beauty today! 💄✨
Makeup has always been important to me - I was severely bullied for my acne and pale skin through school, so I started wearing makeup at a very young age. I was ALWAYS looking for a way to distract others from my flaws, but I later realized how empowering makeup was! You can literally look like whatever you want, which is why I used to use red lipstick as eye shadow and LIME GREEN MASCARA, haha.
I became a makeup artist at 18 (hi @maccosmetics hehe) and moved to New York to further my career. Though that chapter of my life has ended, my love of makeup is stronger than ever due to the accessibility of products and tutorials - the internet is amazingggg.
Anywho - this is a long way of expressing my absolute elation with the launch of @rileyrose at @forever21. There are SO many incredible brands under one roof and a lot of them are brands you may have heard of on IG but have never been able to swatch. Well, now you can search to your hearts content in NYC (and I’m sure other stores in the future). I’m obsessed with the fact that we live in an age where makeup is becoming more and more accessible to all. ❤️ Feel free to tag me in your favorite looks!!