Influencer Blog instalment #2, welcomes @olivia_sangster! This talented MUA knows how to slay even the craziest of looks, and will inspire you to try something a little different
Read how she gets herself motivated, who inspires her and so much more! Don't forget to check out her instagram too, you won't regret it!
What got you motivated to start your Instagram?
I loved seeing all the different and crazy styles of makeup that artists do on Instagram and I really wanted a place where I had an excuse to try do those looks and share them with other people! I do pretty basic makeup on an everyday basis so having my Instagram lets me get a bit more creative and push my own makeup boundaries.
What is the first memory you have with makeup?
My first memories of makeup were pretty unconventional considering how obsessed I am now. My sister is about 12 years older than me and when I was little, she was always trying to do my makeup and paint my nails! I was such a tomboy and I hated every second of it and I didn’t really start to appreciate makeup at all until my last couple of years at high school! My earliest high school memory of makeup is honestly just me begging me mum for some foundation and concealer because school picture day was coming up at my new school and I was breaking out!
Who is your biggest inspiration in makeup and in life overall?
I have a lot of inspirations when it comes to the makeup world! Artists like @NikkieTutorials, @abbyrobertsartistry and @iluvsarahii are bigger names that I always come back too because of their creativity, humbleness and ability to make a career out of something that they are so passionate about! There are tons and tons of micro influencers that I love to follow as well, who inspire me on the daily with their commitment and innovation with makeup. I don’t really have a designated life inspiration/role model, but I’ve always been a bit of a Taylor Swift stan and I’ve been loving following Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lately because of her commitment to politics and minority voices!!!
What advice do you have to someone wanting to start up in the beauty community?
It’s a bit of a cliché but my advice is to just do it. I didn’t start my Instagram for almost a year because I was so embarrassed and scared of what other people would say. I 100000000% still feel that way but since I started it the only comments I’ve gotten from friends/followers are all positive and really rating me for the different looks I’ve been doing. I would also suggest that you try to do as many original ideas as possible! Instagram trends are amazing, but I’ve found that people are always more receptive to new ideas and things they’ve never seen before. Lastly, don’t be disheartened by your follower count/likes and ALWAYS post the picture. I swear (and other makeup artists I’ve talked to feel this on a spiritual level) but the pictures you hate the most always end up doing the best. It’s annoying and counterintuitive but its soooooo true.
What is one product you couldn’t live without?
I’ve always said that my absolute favourite makeup product is bronzer but I don’t think I could live without concealer. I’ve always had such terrible, acne prone skin and I couldn’t handle not being able to cover it up.
When you go through patches of being uninspired, what gets you motivated again?
I go through patches of being uninspired almost every week. Sometimes it’s just because of circumstance because I’m still at university and working and it feels like it’s impossible to juggle everything! I’ve never been very good at pulling myself out of the funk which is why I’ve recently started the 100 days of makeup challenge to hold me accountable for creating new content for both myself and my followers. I don’t want to throw any cheesy lines out there about remembering why you started and who it’s for etc. because I know in my soul those lines never work for me!
What does your typical day in a week look like?
My typical day is full of procrastination! If I have a university lecture there’s always an internal debate with myself over whether I should go… eekkk. If I do, I’ll come home after and either watch some tv, play on my playstation or play some sims (or a variation of the three). I’ll eventually get myself up and thinking about what makeup look I want to do for the day before actually doing it (which usually takes a couple of hours). I try as much as possible to get my pictures/videos edited on the same day so I don’t have to worry about them but it doesn’t always work out that way. I’m also addicted to chocolate so there’s a 100% chance that I’ve eaten some between each of these activities.
Huge thanks to Olivia for being so amazing to collaborate with! We cant wait to show you what else Olivia is working on with us!