5 minutes with @paintedbyspencer
Q: Have you always been interested in makeup and beauty?
A: Absolutely! My interest in makeup and beauty had actually begun with skincare when I was around 6 or 7 years old. I was fascinated by how dedicated my mother was to her skincare routine, and so, I picked up a few tips and tricks. Before I knew it, I slowly became more intrigued about the application of makeup. It helped me at a young age to find confidence by disguising the insecurities I had with the traces of vitiligo seen on my skin. Makeup and I have been inseparable ever since!
Q: When did you get into the beauty industry? Tell us about your start.
A: My official start into the beauty industry wasn't until I was 22. I had been working a normal 9-to-5 job in Los Angeles, but had always enjoyed glamming up my friends and co-workers during my off time. It wasn't until one of them suggested I create an Instagram account to showcase my work. Although I was hesitant at first, I decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did! Within a matter of days, I started growing my audience and getting requests for bookings. It all happened very fast, but I felt it was the universe leading me down the path I was born to take!
Q: Why did you want to create the Plexiglass Illuminator?
A: I wanted to create the Plexiglass Illuminator because I wanted something that made people feel as excited and confident about themselves as I first did when I first started experimenting with skincare & makeup at a young age. I wanted a product that not just made someone look like the best version of themself, but also feel it. And who doesn't feel their best when they're skin is glowing?! So, of course, it was only natural that I set my goals to capture the most beautiful, glass-like glow, in a bottle!
Q: What makes it so special?
A: The Plexiglass Illuminator is so special because it's truly universal. It works on anyone and everyone - regardless of their age, gender, skin-tone or skin-type. It doesn't leave any trace of glitter on the skin - which is really unique compared to most highlighters we see on the market. And because it's a hybrid of both a makeup and skincare product - the ingredients it's formulated with give long-term results. So even when the Plexiglass product is removed, we still see the benefits of using it!
Q: Any tips or tricks for application?
A: With Plexiglass, less really is more! A little goes a long way, so I recommend applying it to the areas of the face that you want to see a "glow" from; so the cheekbones, cupids bow, down the centre of the nose, etc... And I find it most effective to apply the product on with a makeup sponge or dab it on with your fingers. Another great way to use Plexiglass is to mix it into your foundation for a "luminous" finish... It'll have your skin looking like glass!
Q: Who in the beauty world inspires you the most?
A: I'm always finding myself so inspired by the makeup artists I see on social media, from all around the world. I'm left speechless when I see the creative looks they come up with on the daily and it encourages me to let my imagination run wild! Whether it be for natural looks, or full glam, their passion for the artistry of makeup is contagious and inspires me to pick up a makeup brush to try out new looks!
Q: How do you stay on top of current beauty trends?
A: Well, social media of course! We've all been there - scrolling through TikTok and Instagram for a little too long! I'll come across something and think to myself, "Wow, I never would have thought to use a product that way." Or, "I've never seen that before, let me try it!" That's what's so exciting about the beauty industry, there's always new trends to try out and different techniques that evolve.
Q: What’s your desert island beauty product? Something you must have, no matter what!
A: This is what I asked myself when creating a product with MyBeautyBrand. What can I create that would be my MUST HAVE beauty product if I was deserted on an island... So, I have to say the Plexiglass Illuminator! It gives me the instant results of luminous skin, but also has the benefit of the skincare ingredients to take care of my skin. With the addition of some sunscreen and lip balm, I'd be set with all I need to be deserted on an island!
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