Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Daily Glamour aka Autumn Kinsey
In 2005 I started grad school to pursue my Master of Art in Printmaking. Because that occupied the majority of my time, I had to leave my position at Clinique. And thus, my interest in makeup dwindled to the bare necessities. I finished both of my masters degrees, and my focus shifted to my career. But still, makeup was a love I'd placed on the back-burner.
It wasn't until the summer of 2011, when my bestie, Megara, showed me a tutorial for an XSparkage rainbow eye look, that the makeup flame was reignited. Leesha used Beauty From The Earth pigments in the video, and because I wanted to recreate the look exactly, I decided to order a sample tin. From that point on, I re-connected with my passion in makeup.
In my working life, I teach college level Design, Digital Art and Art History, and I'm freelance graphic designer, too. Needless to say, there is no shortage of demands on my creativity. But I guess I'm a glutton for punishment, because in my spare time, I focus on creating art for The Daily Glamour. Admittedly I probably spend way too much time and money on this hobby to think of it as a mere pastime, but for now, that's what it has to be. All I know is creativity. It runs through my veins now as it always has, and probably always will. I know it sounds strange, but creating looks for The Daily Glamour is kind of my creative release. It is light-hearted and fun and a break from the serious tasks of my everyday life.
I would be remiss in not taking a moment to honor the beautiful and talented Crystal Lampe over at BFTE Cosmetics. Her phone call to me last summer inspired me to create my Facebook page. Since then, we've laughed and talked and created so many things together. The products she brings to this makeup world inspire me in so many ways.
Thank you to my community of fellow makeup lovers. You push me to keep being glamourous :)".
I asked Autumn to submit her favorite look that she has done, and she chose the pic above Blue Christmas. "Favorite look? Holiday Party Series: Blue Christmas (picture attached). Why? Because it was one of those moments when the look you created is even better than you imagined! It was an expected and new color for me to use, and while I wasn't sure it would work, it turned out wonderfully! I also think it's great because it shows that bright, punchy color can be elegant!"
Thank you Autumn for giving me the opportunity to do this feature, I am truly honored.