Name: Mimi Kamara, Celebrity Makeup Artist
Background: Originally from the west coast of Africa, Mimi Kamara, is one of the flyest makep artists making her mark in NYC. She’s created exquisite looks for some of today’s hottest celebs, and has brought to life the faces of runway models during New York City’s infamous Fashion Week. Mimi is a full time artist, and has continually booked gigs with some of today’s most prestigious print and television publications. #getlikeher #winning #snapforher
How did you discover your passion for makeup artistry? I’ve always loved to help people and studied Psychology in College. For me, makeup is a form of therapy for myself and the client. It’s very emotional and personal, you’re influencing more than a person’s face. You’re a heavy influence on how they feel or even a new perspective on their beauty!
What’s your favorite makeup brand, and why?
Asking me this is like asking me my favorite food. And everyone knows I LOVE to eat, LOL!! My favorite changes with my mood or the season. Right now I’m loving NARS. They seem to just get it right! Meaning color payoff and variety.
If you could only choose one, what’s the one cosmetic that woman should always have handy in their makeup bags? Concealer! You can have a perfect eye or flawless lip, but if your skin is not perfected, it’s kind of pointless.
What’s your favorite new spring/summer makeup trend? Bright lipstick! It’s been a trend I’ve loved for quite some time, but I feel the world is finally catching up and embracing it. I love to see women of all races rocking and owning it!
What inspires and keeps you motivated? Life and my ability to be living it inspires me and keeps me motivated. I can honestly say I’m not just collecting a check but influencing, pushing the envelope, and doing what I love. Every single day. During a time where many people aren’t even working, I am motivated to still keep pushing and crank out dopeness!
What’s the best advice someone has ever given you? Bevy Smith once told me to keep my own counsel because no one will ever know me better than me. This advice has enabled me to trust my own strengths, talents, and never let anyone else influence that or define my success.
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