Steffanie Strazzere is one of four extremely talented professional makeup artists hand-picked by Kat Von D herself to be part of the The Kat Von D Beauty Artistry Collective.
The internationally published travelling makeup artist and self-confessed cat lover caught up with Professional Beauty when she touched down in Sydney for a whirlwind 48 hours to launch Kat Von D’s 100 percent vegan Go Big Or Go Home mascara.
Getting into beauty:
“I have a long history of water colour portrait painting and wasn’t sure how I would be able to turn that into a career. When I saw face charts I realised it may be easy to transition from painting faces to painting on faces.”
On the industry:
“I love that makeup allows you to transform yourself or others. It helps with confidence, self-expression and creativity.”
On social media:
“It’s a blessing and a curse. I love the ability to connect with people all over the world. But it can give lots of unrealistic expectations for beauty.”
Fave Instagram account:
“Has to be @girlsandtheircats!”
“I don’t know that I have one – I’m a chameleon and am always transforming. I am loving clean fresh skin right now and fluffy full eyebrows.”
Fave makeup product:
“Kat Von D Beauty Lock-It Hydrating Primer. I use it for so many things, I mix it into my foundation, I use it on the body to create a sheen that lasts all day with no sticky, greasy residue. I use it with our everlasting lipsticks to create a long wearing sheer stain.”
“Twiggy’s makeup has inspired me since I was young. I’ve painted so many portraits of her. She really started my love for make up with her glorious doe eyes and perfect eyeliner.”
“The number one thing that inspires me is nature. I always look at flowers, crystals and insects especially. Something about Mother Nature never disappoints.”
Fave go-to winter look:
“I’m really in love with the ‘no makeup make up’ right now. Something about beautiful skin never goes out of style.”
On her true loves:
“Adopt don’t shop! As a cat mum of seven rescued cats it truly has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”
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