Being an artist means constantly coming up with creative makeup looks. What inspires you?
I pull inspiration from so many different things, whether I’m home or travelling. I love going to museums, galleries and getting inspired by art. One of the reasons why I got into beauty is my love for punk rock and girl groups from the '50s and '60s. Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, and Courtney Love totally represent the Urban Decay woman: unapologetic badasses who give the middle finger to typical beauty standards.
Which makeup artists do you look up to?
Kevin Aucoin was the first artist I was obsessed with, as well as Way Bandy, who pioneered the contouring look even before people knew what contouring was. As for current makeup artists, I admire Sir John (who does Beyonce’s makeup) and Patrick Ta. He is so inspiring: he started out working at a counter and now, he does everyone’s makeup from Joan Smalls and Chrissy Teigen. He really understands different ethnicities and knows how to make women feel beautiful.