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Life and Work with Adaline Lara

Today we’d like to introduce you to Adaline Lara.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My love for creative makeup started off as a hobby. I was dabbling in special effect makeup and glamour. I’m self-taught and many people thought I was good so I started posting pictures on Instagram and my following started to grow. I started doing makeup roughly three years ago and mainly focused on SFX makeup then I slowly started getting into more creative glam looks. My dream is to work in Hollywood doing makeup for movies, tv shows, etc.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It was definitely not easy getting to where i am and I still have a long ways to go. I used to get discouraged easily when nothing would happen with my page. Sometimes, I get unmotivated for many days at a time, but I always pick myself and come up with a look because I really love what I do. Starting off is not going to be very easy. It’s very hard to start getting recognized in the makeup community. It takes a while for things to kickoff, so don’t be discouraged if nothing happens at the start. You also don’t want to be doing it for the wrong reasons. Doing it for fame or money isn’t going to get you anywhere because you have the wrong mindset. Do it because you truly love what you’re doing.

Please tell us about your business.
I am an aspiring makeup artist. I do many colorful and very “out there” looks. I love to play with color and experiment with different styles of makeup. Even at my young age, I have had many offers from people to do their makeup on Halloween and special occasions, weddings, etc. for pay. I am most proud of how far I have come especially since I grew up in poverty. Through working odd jobs and my own creativity I was able to get my hands on high-end makeup and sometimes I have resorted to making my own glamour and SFX makeup out of household items. I have made realistic looking cuts and bruises using toilet paper and glue and I’ve made eyeshadow out baby powder, rubbing alcohol, and food coloring.

Often it feels as if the media, by and large, is only focused on the obstacles faced by women, but we feel it’s important to also look for the opportunities. In your view, are there opportunities that you see that women are particularly well positioned for?
I think women can do anything they put their minds too.

Contact Info:

  • Email: adalinelara@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @329.16

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