Karen

What started your career in the beauty industry?
Always been into hair and makeup, even when I was a tom boy. My Mom taught makeup in El Salvador, and her student came over to the house when I was a little kid. The student was a Mac makeup artist at the time, and showed me how to apply makeup. I put that eye shadow all over, looking like a hot mess *laughing*. My interest grew and here I am.

What is your definition of beauty?
Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. It’s hard to say what beauty is. Being true..

Hair NO-NO?
In general? *thinking* When it comes to curly hair, using a blow-dryer without a diffuser.

(Scene) Your client is flaunting your work down the street. What song is playing?
Honestly, I am thinking Beyoncé’s Flawless *snapping her fingers*

Favourite TO hotspot and why?
Burger King? *laughing* Oh man wait, there’s a really great Mexican restaurant I like to go
to. It’s on St. Clair and something..

Go 2 make-up regime
I prime with Nivea Men After Shave Balm (super inexpensive, good for your pores, and makes foundation stick). Then go in with Mac Studio Fluid Foundation, Mac Pro Long Wear Concealer, then use a Pomade for my brows. Finish off with Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. That’s my go 2.