Sable Desireè is a professional makeup artist, currently located in Seattle, Washington. Discovering she had a passion for makeup, Sable dove headfirst into honing her skills. After graduating from Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology, Sable has continued to expand on the artistry. I personally dabble in makeup, but anything that requires proficiency outside of an everyday work or cute date night look is out of my league. Already a fan of Sable’s work, I was delighted to have the opportunity to have her create a full Fall makeup look on me. I was not disappointed. While having my face beat to perfection, I had the time to interview Sable.
With the use of social media, there is a higher visibility into the art of makeup. Although this form of art commonly intersects with many other types of art, it was mainly behind the scenes work previously. What drew you to the craft?
Sable: Naturally, I have always been an artist and creative, but what draws me to makeup artistry is having the ability to create any type of look I want on any type of face. To me, the face is like a coloring book and I create lines to color inside of them.
Do you plan to use particular platforms to further showcase your work?
Sable: Currently, social media is the best way for me to showcase my work. I have been a RAW featured artist, participated in many fashion shows, including Seattle Fashion Week, and my work has also been published in several print and online magazines. I will be focusing on adding YouTube to my list of outlets in 2016, so please be on the lookout for my makeup channel.
It seems common for many MUA’s to have a specific niche or specialty in the field. What are your passions(s)?
Sable: I don’t limit myself to any one particular style of makeup artistry, I can do it all. An editorial artist is what I consider myself if a categorization is needed. Primarily, if you are following me on social media, you will see editorial, bridal, natural, and glam makeup. Another style that I thoroughly enjoy is special FX. It’s nice to wake up one day and give yourself frostbite on one arm and third-degree burns on the other arm.
You’re now at a point in your career where you can focus solely on your business and brand. Is that exciting or scary? Both?
Sable: Mostly excited but a little bit scary. I’ve always had a job where I did my 40 hours a week and was content with that. It’s a little out of my comfort zone not having such structure in my life. I’m really excited because I get to go further than just having a job. I now have a career, it’s doing what I absolutely love to do and that makes me happy.
What advice do you have for others who are interested in becoming professional makeup artists?
Sable: Follow your heart, trust your inner artist, and never stop learning. There’s absolutely no wrong way to do makeup and don’t let anybody, not even yourself, tell you otherwise.
As you know, like many people, I enjoy playing around in makeup, because, it’s fun! I’ve watched YouTube tutorials covering many of the makeup trends, like contouring and strobing. I like the result, but I never have the time to put in that much work daily. I give myself 10-15 minutes max in the morning for my makeup routine. If there were three basic skills you would suggest a person learn very well to attain a nice everyday look, what would they be? I nominate knowing how to shape the brows.
Sable: Eyebrows are definitely number one for me as well. Having those eyebrows on point will have you feeling like Sasha Fierce! I would also say highlighting and contouring. The way your features become enhanced just by simply placing dark and light colors on your face always amazes me when I look back in the mirror. In addition to those I would say eyeliner. You can transform your eyes with color choice and the type of liner you give yourself. More than likely you’ll already be putting on mascara and something on your lips for the day to finish the look off.
To see more of Sable Desireè’s work and can check out STACKEDD next week as she walks us through a shoot or via theses social media sites:
Facebook: Faces by Sable Desiree