Glow, Sprinkle, Pop: The Spectacular Nour Kazoun
Nour Kazoun is an incredible makeup artist who is well-versed in the world of beauty, having dolled up a legion of celebrities and stars. She runs a successful studio in DC, has taught application techniques and tactics to generations of aspiring cosmetic professionals and has an undeniable knack for highlighting clients' best assets.
As we often do when we come across someone who excels in the makeup realm, we crossed our fingers and asked Nour to fill us in on a few things. And she did!
Tell us about the moment you realized that you were falling head-over-heels in love with makeup.
Makeup is not a skill I studied. As a former Resident Trainer for MAC Cosmetics, I was exposed to artistry and to the sales floor. With time, I realized that I love the artistry of makeup but I am not a sales person. I decided to just utilize my art background and focus on Artistry, thus launching Nour Kazoun Makeup Artistry in 2008.
Can you divulge any makeup maestro secrets?
Using a light lavender eyeliner inside the waterline instead of white to make you look fresh. The violet is the compliment of yellow so it cancels it out.
What makeup skill should every cosmetics lover learn?
How to fill in their brows properly and naturally. You would be surprised with how much fresher your face will look and—if done right—it can knock of years off your face!
Which beauty products do you buy in bulk?
Least favorite current beauty trend?
Anything else you’d like to add?
There are many trends every season and makeup changes, but understanding what looks good on you is what should be your focus. Just because a red lip or a winged liner is "trending" it does not mean that it is the best option for you. Last but definitely not least, every person must understand what is the undertone of their skin, as this will also determine what colors will match your complexion. You will be surprised to see how many people have an olive undertone!
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