“My name is Devi-Ann Rampersad (rather be called Devi) and I’m a marketing management student from Brooklyn, NY. Expression of emotion was what inspired me to tap into makeup. I’ve always loved it. But around the ages of 12 or 13 was when I really started going hard at trying to perfect it. I was the only one in the 7th grade coming to school worrying about how my makeup looked, and a lot of the times I got made fun of for that. I learned to do makeup by watching various beauty influencers on YouTube and recreating their looks. Yup! YOUTUBE!! I spent a majority of my time doing that even when I had nothing to do, so thats how I’ve learned. I continue to do makeup because it is something I really love. It’s a form of art, and I am an artist. Making people of all shapes, colors, and sizes is what inspires me to continue.”
- SKIN PREP!
Protect your skin by prepping with a base. Always create a barrier between your bare skin & your makeup for protection. Skin prep is so important; moisturizer, eye cream, and maybe even a serum/facial oil is all you need to protect your skin while having a nice moisturized base!
- ALWAYS USE A PRIMER!
Primer is so necessary when it comes to beating a face! Whether it’s a natural or full glam; adding a primer with your skin prep is what’s REALLY going to keep that make up lasting all day long. There’s tons of primers that all do different things. Find out what kind of primer your skin desires, incorporate it into your skin prep routine & watch that makeup last all day!
- LOOK DOWN WHEN APPLYING FALSE LASHES
Lashes are something that complete almost every eye look! All you need to do is apply a strip of lash glue, let it dry for about 3 minutes, hold your mirror below your face, look down & place your lashes right in the middle of your lid. Fix the corners to your desire. Looking down into your mirror is KEY!
- START AT THE TOP OF YOUR EARS WHEN CONTOURING
Ever confused on where/how to contour? Take the handle of your brush, place the tip at the top of your ear, & hold the handle along side your face to help you vision where you should place your contour! Picking up product with your brush, tapping off the excess, & swirling the product in an upward angled motion will help you get the perfect chiseled cheekbone.
- PRIME YOUR EYELIDS WHEN CREATING ANY EYESHADOW LOOK!
Priming your eyelids is necessary if you ever want to make those shadows pop. It’ll also help your shadow last all day long and prevent creasing, while covering up any veins or discoloration on your eyelids. This helps to give you a nice camouflaged base! Concealer can be used as an eyeshadow primer as well!
- NEVER PLACE CONCEALER TOO CLOSE TO UNDER YOUR EYES
When doing contour and highlight, one thing people tend to do is place their concealer directly underneath the bottom lash line. That’s the last thing you want to do in order to prevent creasing. Place your concealer half an inch under the eye; you’re going to blend upwards anyway!
- DON’T TUG ON YOUR EYE WHEN DOING A WINGED EYE LINER
Every female wants to create the perfect winged liner. If you have the patience for tape, make use of it. Otherwise never pull on the eye to get a valid winged liner. Try placing your pinky finger on your cheekbone to keep your hand steady, then drawing your wing. Start from the middle, bring the wing outward, & fill it in.
- DON’T DO YOUR COMPLEXION BEFORE EYESHADOW
To each is own, but doing your eyebrows & eyeshadow looks prior to foundation will help a lot! It will help prevent fall out in your foundation, which will save much more time. Focusing on the eyes first will help your beat face come out flawlessly!
- NEVER SKIP MOISTURIZING!
In some cases, people believe that their skin is oily, so they tend to skip the moisturizing step in their makeup or daily skincare routine. Some use nothing on their face prior to makeup; but you should NEVER skip moisturizer. This can cause dehydration in the skin which can cause the skin to produce more oil & dirt buildup.
- NEVER GO TO SLEEP WITH YOUR MAKEUP ON
It sounds crazy but yes, lots of girls do it. Never go to sleep with your makeup on ladies! Using a makeup remover in the form or a balm/oil can help calm & hydrate the skin, while gently removing makeup & cleansing pores.