HILDELISA BELTRAN, BEAUTY EDITOR, GLAMOUR MEXICO & LATIN AMERICA
In Paris I was lucky enough to steal an afternoon with one of my favorite industry insiders, Hildelisa Beltrán. The Glamour, Mexico & Latin América, Beauty Editor, was all smiles while we walked through the Tuileries taking in Paris and chatting about beauty.
JOANNA LILY WONG, MAKEUP ARTIST / CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Last week I got to chat with makeup artist Joanna Lily Wong. This creative beauty offered up some insider beauty tips and we chatted about the much-anticipated Maker Magazine. “It’s kind of a funny story how I started out. When I was eighteen I used to go on Craigslist and see these ads for makeup artists. Growing up I had always loved doing makeup on my friends. Even when I was little I was doing my friends' makeup and taking photos of them. So I would see these ads and think, “I wish I could do this and get paid for it.” I knew that I had the skills to do those jobs but I didn’t have any professional experience. One day I saw an ad that said to come in and do a demonstration. I knew that I could do the demonstration so I got a bit creative with my resume. I made up some magazines and totally bluffed the whole thing. When they called me in, I did the demonstration, and I got the job on the spot. So that is how I got my first makeup job. It is one of those situations where I was just really young and did not have anything to lose so I went for it. Then after college I lived in Paris for two years and trained at a makeup school there, we did not only fashion makeup but also special effects and prosthetics as well.”