The next time you see a pic of Kendall or Kylie – or any member of the Jenner/Kardashian klan for that matter – sporting gorgeously glowing, bronzed skin and fierce contouring, it’s likely that celebrity makeup artist Hranush “Hrush” Achemyan is the talent behind it. The Armenian-American beauty guru seriously knows her stuff when it comes to creating bold brows and a flawless complexion, so it’s hardly surprising that she’s the ambassador for Make Up For Ever’s amazing new eyebrow product line.
Speaking to Savoir Flair, Hrush shares what products she always has in her beauty bag as well as her top tips on how to keep your face looking flawless come heat or humidity. Read on to find out more.
What made you want be a makeup artist?
I have always been inspired by art. I feel like I happened to be in the right place at the right time. I also began oil painting at a young age.
If you weren’t a makeup artist, what would you be?
I would still somehow be involved in art – either a painter, a designer, or an art director!
What’s the craziest place you’ve done someone’s makeup?
In the bathroom!
Who is your ultimate beauty icon, and why?
Angelina Jolie. Her beauty exudes confidence and intelligence. She’s not only beautiful on the outside, but also on the inside! Her philanthropy work is very inspiring.
Who would you love to give a makeover to?
Anyone who is willing to trust my vision.
What’s your favorite beauty trend at the moment?
I consider each face as an open canvas. I am a strong believer that makeup is art. Every face is beautiful in its own unique way.
What’s the biggest mistake you see women make with makeup?
The only mistake that I’ve seen women make is not blending. If they put more time into blending, their makeup would look like a professional did it.
If you could invent one new makeup product, what would it be and why?
I would create an all-in-one product for people always on the go!
What do you think will be a big makeup trend next season?
The biggest trends are going to be feathered brows and glowing skin.
What are three makeup products we’ll always find in your handbag?
The Make Up For Ever ‘Pro Sculpting Brow Pencil’, a lip balm, and mascara.
The new Make Up For Ever ‘Brow Liner’ is amazing. What are your top tips on using it to get your best brows ever?
Put the product on the back of your hand before applying it on your brows. This removes the residue for a cleaner and more refined look.
What’s your go-to beauty look?
Bold brows and dewy skin.
What’s your top tip for women in the Middle East, who have to deal with heat and humidity?
Setting powders are life! They prolong your makeup and prevent it from sliding and melting.
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