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Hi, I’m Amanda!

I have a serious, and very real, love for makeup. When I was 10 years old, my grandma gave me my very first mascara. I remember it like it was yesterday! I literally sat and opened it, and shut it for about an hour. Watching the tiny wand and bristles of the brush cover with the black gloss and de-clump on its way out of the tube. The very next day, I raced to school and went straight to the bathroom and applied a VERY generous amount of the mascara. I felt SO BEAUTIFUL. My straight, fine, and light Asian lashes had sprung to life with black, clumpy goodness! They looked long and full, and I was ecstatic.

As the day commenced, I was very mildly made fun of. Kids called me “tarantula eyes” and “raccoon”. Kind of embarrassing. After school that day, I went home and asked my grandma what I did wrong. She gently removed the mascara with her Lancome eye makeup remover in the pretty blue bottle, then re applied the mascara while I held a hand mirror. The end result was much prettier and much more subtle. She told me that a little goes a long way, and the goal is only to “enhance our natural beauty”, NOT completely change or transform our appearance. From that moment forward, I was obsessed (much to my parents’ dismay). I was far too young to be into makeup, but there was no going back! From then, I would practice on my friends, and as we grew, I would be the one they would come to for makeup for a date or school dance.

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do”
— Rumi

My goal is to make people feel beautiful. When you feel beautiful, you’re more at ease in your surroundings, able to spend more of your energy on enjoying life, and less of your energy worrying about how you look. I’m not saying that makeup is the surest way to feeling less insecure, but it can definitely help a little bit! Let me help you feel beautiful. I’m inspired by every face I get to work on, and with your vision and my expertise, we can create the perfect look together! Like my grandma told me, let me “enhance your natural beauty” and take the stress out of doing it yourself. I do believe that it’s worth it!

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