Genaviv Alcantara Interview

Written by Paloma Romo

Genaviv Alcantara is a seventeen-year-old young girl who recently discovered her love for makeup. She has always had an interest for makeup ever since she was young. Only a few years ago makeup became a true passion to her. When she first started wearing makeup she struggled a bit. But after some YouTube videos by makeup artists her skills soon improved.

Q: When did you first start wearing makeup?

A; When I was little I loved playing with kids makeup but it wasn’t until freshman year that I started to… and trust me it was BAD.

Q: What was the first thing that you learned to use?

A: Foundation. I started with tinted moisturizer and it took me a lot of practice not going to lie.

Q:What/who inspired you to start doing makeup?

A: Paloma Romo. . How a matter of minutes can completely change a look.

Q: Did you start off by wearing high end or drugstore makeup?

A: Drugstore but when that didn’t work out after like a week I gave and went to Sephora 😂

Q:Who taught you to do makeup?

A: A variety of MUA youtubers like Laura Lee and James Charles

Q:What are some of your favorite products?

A: Foundation: Make up Forever

Mascara: DiorShow Mascara

Setting Spray: Hangover 3 in 1

Blush: Nars in Orgasm

Lip: Laneige Lip Mask & ABH matted lipstick in muted cherrywood

Highlight: ABH Amrezy

Moisturizer: Belief The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

Primer:Urban Decay Optical Illusion

Q: What skin type do you have and what do you use for it?

A: Normal to dry & nothing . My genes help a ton but I  take Hair, Skin and Nail gummies with collagen and I use the moisturizer (listed above) for my dry spots that tend to come up on my high check bones

Q: What is one tip you would give people who are just starting out?

A: Practice makes perfect!!! Don’t give up. At first it might look crusty but it only gets better with practice.

Q: What is your most favorite part of doing makeup?

A: At the end when you get to the highlight and it’s like the icing on the cake and is the perfect finishing touch

Q: To you what is the purpose of makeup?

A: Self expression and using these techniques to enhance one’s natural beauty.

Photo by: Paloma Romo

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