Zachary Of The Sea

Zachary Of The Sea

Zachary Ling is a self-taught makeup artist whose fantastical cosmetic looks make his Instagram (and his YouTube channel) a sight to behold.

We wanted to learn more about this self-proclaimed "merman beauty specialist" so we embarked on a mission to get to know him.

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What is it about makeup that interests you so much?

Makeup for me is an outlet. It's a way for me to express my femininity in a way that is appealing to myself and others. It's not a mask I put on everyday. It's just an enhancement to my features. The way a touch of color or a contour can change a person's appearance is what makes my love for makeup grow! It's fun to try new things, new colors, and new products. Makeup is for everyone. I can vouch for that. I wear a full face and a beard. I love it! 

You recently teamed up with Baby Bat Beauty to create a metallic lip crème shade! How did this collaboration come to be?

I am so excited for this! It started when I followed Baby Bat Beauty on Instagram. I liked a few of their pictures and checked out their website! Then they followed me. To thank them, I sent them a message and we just kept talking! I brought up the idea of collaborative giveaway and Amanda, the creator and owner, said that it was a great idea!

It's been fun! The process of picking color and the name was my favorite part. The shade is based on my love of the villains I watched growing up. The bad girls. Girls like Harleen Quinzel, Pamela Isley, Maleficent, Ursula and the other Disney Villainesses. They all inspired me when I was younger. They made bad look beautiful! 

We are pretty into all things eyebrows around these parts and you happen to have some really stellar ones. Could you fill us in (har har) on your eyebrow routine?

Haha! Nice pun! Thank you for the compliment! And my eyebrow routine is very simple. To start, I shave off the tail end off my brows. I currently only have half of my eyebrows. Since they grow very uneven, this makes it easier for me to get the shapes I want. Then I just do a normal routine. I comb the hairs in the direction they go and outline my shape. I will then go and fill in with a gel or a pomade.  I always use NYX Cosmetics for my brows because they are affordable and they work the way I want my brows to go! I love them! 

Anything else you’d like to add?

I want to say to the readers and all of the beauty community that makeup is what you make of it. It's how you see it. And how you wanna be seen! You don't need to follow trends and do what everyone else does! If you find something you like, do it! If you're happy with your makeup and your look, no one else can say anything! It doesn't matter! What they think of you is none of your business!

   

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Beauty Dip: 8/6-8/13

Beauty Dip: 8/6-8/13