STRIPPED is a safe space for our No Mo-Stache friends to reveal what’s underneath their smooth skin. Here we talk about vulnerability, empowerment and confidence through our friends' skin care journeys. Come join our conversation with Katie of @katieartisty, a 19 year old from Montana who is raising the bar for what it means to be a young make-up artist.
"I started my makeup when I was 11. I started watching Youtube videos, and became obsessed. I just wanted to play with it, but I’d never wear it out. Then when I was 16 I started my Instagram page.”
"I have oily skin, and I’ve found that moisturizers that are marketed for oily skin do nothing for it. So I love a really heavy moisturizer, and I know it is not everyone’s thing. But it has been the key to my skin looking the way it does."
“I fell in love with the facial razor, I use it at least once a week. It has made my skin so smooth, and makes make-up application look amazing.”
“The whole message of everything that I do is that I want people to express themselves however they want to and feel. As long as you know what you want and how you want to feel, nothing else matters.”
“I am a very quiet and reserved person. I feel like because of that a lot of people don't get to see my personality. Makeup is a great outlet for me to express myself and show everybody who I am.”
“A weekly bubble bath is necessary for me.”
“Spending time with family and talking to friends is something I've found important in order to find normalcy in my days."
"Everything happens for a reason."
“I don't believe there are any barriers. With what I do, I try to remind people that there are no barriers and you can do whatever you want."