MEET THE ARTISTS:

Hadia Kabir

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP:

Thousand Oaks, CA

WHEN DID YOU FIRST BECOME INTERESTED IN MAKEUP?

At a very young age, perhaps around 3-4? I would always watch my mom apply her makeup, and loved being at her vanity table. I used to apply lipstick on my dolls whenever I had the chance! Also, when I saw the first Batman with Michael Keaton in the theatre, it ignited a spark and I recall being in awe of the amazing special fx on the characters and how makeup can be like magic, creating an illusion.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LOOK THAT YOU’VE CREATED:

There are so many, I’m not sure where to start! Every look evokes a certain range of emotions, some resonate deeper than others. I would have to say the look I created for my best friend’s wedding. It was my ability to make her feel even more special, confident, and relaxed on such an important day. She wanted to be comfortable in her skin, an enhanced version of herself, so I made sure that was delivered.

WHERE DO YOU DRAW INSPIRATION FOR YOUR MAKEUP STYLE?

Everything! Films from various decades, vintage magazines, music, patterns, and even architectural designs. Since I emphasize on the quality of the skin, texture also plays a huge role in how I approach skincare and makeup.

IF YOU WEREN'T A STYLIST WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING INSTEAD:

I’m fascinated by skin, so naturally, the thought of what if I became a Dermatologist has definitely crossed my mind.

WHAT SONG GETS STUCK IN YOUR HEAD MOST OFTEN:

It’s All Coming Back to Me - Celine Dion

WHAT IS THE ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING THAT YOU WEAR MOST OFTEN:

My favorite denim jacket

WHAT WOULD THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE:

Afghan Magic

WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING YOU'VE EVER DONE:

Accepting the concept of death and the mourning process at a young age, especially in regards to someone close.

WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU LAUGHED SO HARD IT HURT:

Can’t remember specifically the last time, but most likely with my closest friends laughing over an inside joke, a prank gone wrong or memories of our early 20 shenanigans.

WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TALENT:

Tap-dancing, but no expert!

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO DANCE MOVE:

The twist and some shimmy on the side

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO UNWIND AFTER A BUSY DAY:

Epsom salt bath, with a glass of wine and some relaxing tunes

WHAT IS THE CRAZIEST MAKEUP LOOK YOU HAVE CREATED?

An alien-martian look. I had to mix the right tones to get that perfect light aqua green look. It had to look raw and futuristic at the same time, without being too sci-fi. All in all, it came together beautifully.


Hadia Kabir