Audrina Patridge. Katharine McPhee. Who's responsible for making these lovely ladies even lovelier on the red carpet? It's none other than makeup artist Kindra Mann! Read on to find out the tweezers she can't live without, her all-time favorite concealer, and so much more.
Can you tell me a bit about yourself?
I grew up in the small town of Yakima, Washington, about 2 hours outside Seattle. I was 19 and halfway through my first year of college when I decided it was time to move to Los Angeles. I really wanted to pursue my dream of becoming a makeup artist, so I packed up and drove down 3 weeks later and enrolled in classes at Elegance International Academy in Hollywood.
How did you first become interested in beauty, and what led you to become a makeup artist?
I knew I always wanted to do something creative for a living. As a child, I loved to paint and draw and do anything crafty. In high school I really fell in love with makeup and the whole beauty process. I would get all my friends together a give them makeovers. I would tear pages out of magazines and then try to recreate the looks.
What are your top 5 makeup essentials?
Shu Uemura Glow On Blush
Shu Uemura Slant Tweezers
What are your top 3 beauty tips?
1) Take care of your skin. Wash your face morning and night and remember to moisturize.
2) Sunscreen and eye cream will go a long way in taking care of your skin.
3) Be kind to others and you will always look your best. Maya Angelou said, "People will forget what you did, people will forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel." I think that is such a powerful statement and very important to remember.
Being a makeup artist must be fun -- but what do you do in your spare time?
I love to travel whenever possible and spend time with my husband Josh and our rescue dog Cooper. We bought our first house less then a year ago. A lot (okay actually all these days) of my spare time is usually spent fixing up and remodeling the house. We just planted our first organic garden, which has been really fun watching develop and definitely gives you a new outlook on where food comes from.