Our next spotlight features makeup artist Natalija Filinova, who joined our team last September.

Name:  Natalija Filinova

I joined BP in: Fall 2013

I got into hair and/or makeup artistry because… I have been wearing makeup since the age of 15. I started because I wanted to hide my blemishes, but over the years it became a hobby. I love spending time in front of a mirror perfecting my looks. When I moved to a new area, I kept walking by a beauty school that offered a Makeup Artistry Diploma – it didn’t take much thought for me to just go in and enroll.

My favourite part about being a hair/makeup artist… I feel like I was meant to do this. I love making someone feel beautiful, or seeing them in awe when they look at themselves in the mirror.  I love learning and shopping for the endless amount of makeup products out there.  I even love cleaning my kit…that says a lot because I hate cleaning!

My dream celebrity client: I have a couple, but I am going to say Kat Von D.

My must-share beauty tip: Right now the dewy fresh look is in.  To get glowing skin, try to mix in a luminizer cream/gel with your foundation, or apply it as a base on your cheek bones, and your t-zone area.  My favorite luminizer is the Make Up For Ever Uplight in #22. As blush, use a cream blush or a light powder, and apply on the apples of your cheek (don’t over do it). This is a simple, natural and beautiful look to pull off!