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Makeup Artist of the Month | Kelly Jurado

Kelly Jurado Makeup Artist of the Month blog photo

Kelly Jurado with a beauty look, as well as herself in an avant garde style makeup!

We here at Poise Makeup Professional LOVE makeup. There are so many different images you can create, both beautiful and terrifying. We were honored to be able to sit down with Kelly Jurado, who brings creativity and boldness in each makeup application she does. 

Let's learn more about Kelly!

Poise Makeup: When did you begin working in the beauty industry?

Kelly: "When I was 18! However, I consider it when I started with Lancome, at 21, because I choose not to discuss the companies I had worked with prior because of their poor treatment."

Poise Makeup Professional: "What inspired you to begin working in the industry?

Kelly: I was inspired to work in the industry because of my passion. I used to wait in line, back in the day when the gifts with purchase were launched. This was the late 90's and early 2000's, when women really did actually line up for generous gifts. I still have a Lancome umbrella and tortoise shell glasses in my garage. I would see the ads and I always wanted to be part of that. When I was a poor kid, the mall was everything! The first lipstick I ever tried on was when I was 12, and was a peach shade at a Lancome counter where a gorgeous lady was playing around with me. She changed my life.

Poise Makeup Professional: What piece of advice do you have for someone interested in getting started in the industry?

Kelly: Stay true to yourself! Don't try to be someone or something that you are not, just to fit in. Your voice is yours for a reason, and those who appreciate you will be the real ones for you. Skin is sacred in this industry. Make sure you know that Instagram makeup is not the real makeup in the industry. Skin, specifically fresh skin, is what designers want. Always be friendly, but never fake. Also, the beauty industry may seem really big, but it is a tight knit community, so don't go gossiping. And most of all, ignore the haters.

Poise Makeup Professional: What has been an impactful moment for you?

Kelly: I have been blessed to have several impactful moments in this business, but the most impactful was when Alex Box dm'd me to send me her inspiration cards. I almost passed out! I screamed, and started crying, because the makeup goddess herself, the reason why I became an artist in the first place, knew that existed and liked my art! She validated my existence! I was so humbled, I literally ugly cried. She is everything, and the fact that she knew I existed, was just...woah. The cards are sacred to me and they really do work. They really help you to get inspired and to get over any mental blocks, and just create! That experience was just, and still is, everything to me.


You can view more of Kelly's work at her instagram, @kellyjurado!

We are so excited for Kelly's workshop with us, Starstruck With Color, on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Spots are limited, so make sure to get yours before it is too late!


Poise Makeup Team

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