This month we are very excited to talk about our Makeup Artist of the Month! We got a chance to pick the mind of Professional Makeup Artist, Loli Romo. She is someone who has made a significant impact on the beauty community for her educational talents, artistic creativity and passion to spread the word about makeup artistry as a career. Our Poise Makeup Team and Family would not be where it is without her. We were delighted to hear more about her journey through our interview and learn even more we didn't know about this talented individual. Let's dive in!
Makeup Artist Loli Romo
Poise Makeup: What inspired you to begin working in the beauty industry?
Loli: "This is a unique question for me to answer. I was inspired by a necessity to financially help my (at the time) young family. I didn't go into the industry with a burning passion or desire to do art or to do makeup (sadly). I never even wore it on myself. I simply needed a way to help provide for my family without losing the ability to be a stay-at-home mom. However, I will add this, from the very first day I started, I knew that this [career] was for me. The real passion and drive to continue was not about art, but about the people. I fell in love with serving every person in my chair and that is where my LOVE for the industry bloomed."
"[I loved] the ability to change someone's perspective about how they feel about themselves. To change a young girl's view that she is worthy of beauty. This became a treasure hunt to me. I was determined to base my career off of an unmatchable beauty of a woman. Her worth ...& in return, she felt beautiful. So no matter what I did on her, she always felt amazing."
Makeup Artist Loli Romo | Photographer Brooke Aliceon
Poise Makeup: What is your current role/position in the industry?
Loli: "My current role in the industry is “old" *laughter*, but after almost 20 years of doing this, that title sounds appropriate. Technically, I am a Senior Makeup Artist and Global Educator for several companies, I have been extremely fortunate in my career to work with multiple brands helping to build education for their artists as well as being a part of the creative direction of some of the most influential companies in our industry."
Makeup Artist Loli Romo | Vogue Italy (RIGHT)
Poise Makeup: What is your favorite Poise Makeup Professional product and why? How do you like to use it?
Loli: "Oh my gosh... there is no way to just pick one! I have so many. I guess my favorites change with the season and how i'm tailoring my hand to match forecasted trends or a certain look. Right now my “holy grail” is probably the HD Creme Multitasking Pro Palette. I literally use this on every single person I work with. I use it as a base building layer for shadow, I use it for lips and I also use it to bend shades or reflect light depending on the shoot. But I can't leave out my HD Creme Pro Foundation Palette, that's my jam!"
Poise Makeup: What is a piece of advice for someone who is interested in the industry?
Loli: "I think the best piece of advice I can give someone who is starting out in this industry is pretty much summed up in one word, “Doulos”. The meaning of that word is to serve or put others before your agenda. That's the key to longevity in this career. It's not about the trends or the latest Instagram fad, it's about the people. Stay Humble, keep a teachable heart and keep your hands dirty in the makeup. (Disclaimer ) not “technically“ dirty *laughter*, but always creating kind-of-dirty!"
Makeup Artist Loli Romo | Photographer I&L Photography | Model Emily Meja
Inspiring words from a very talented and caring individual. We are so thankful to have Loli a part of our Poise Makeup Family and in this industry!Photographers
Brooke Aliceon | www.brookealiceon.com
Loli will also be teaching our next Hands on Workshop called Foundation Methods. She will review color matching, skin-type, and foundation finish. Participants will receive a Poise Makeup Professional Makeup Kit, Certificate of Completion and Loli's unique industry tips and techniques! Only a few spots left! Learn more here: Foundation Methods Hands On Makeup Workshop
Poise Makeup Team