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Meet Andrea Fernandez of Make up by Draya Raquel

Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrea Fernandez.

Andrea, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
As long as I can remember, I’ve been passionate about makeup! Before YouTube, before social media, I was about makeup and glam! I have been certified since 2018 through makeup city I love being able to make people smile, and having the ability to inspire and change people lives with these brushes. Makeup is my art that I can express myself with

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It wasn’t always smooth everyone has to start somewhere over the years. I’ve took more classes to learn new techniques I also attended city college for theater makeup and special fx. Practicing a lot over the years has made my technique perfect.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Makeup by Draya Raquel – what should we know?
I specialize in bridal Glam, and special occasion make up. I take pride in my brides and what I’m most proud of is the transformation I do on women and men enhancing their inner beauty to see the look on my clients face After is completely priceless! I have a huge clientele that is very loyal, and my goal is to make my client feel pampered and pleased.

What sets me apart from everyone is I keep positive no matter what, and my goal is to inspire and uplift all woman sharing tips on different looks or products. I also give back to my community each yeah I give out a free full face glam to a senior in high school who can’t afford her make up done for prom, I donate gift cards to events.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I receive a lot of support from my community and my neighborhood coffee shop Project reo collective.

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Samantha Grace photography

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