SUZANNE THEELEN, 23 YEARS OLD, INTERIOR DESIGNER
WHEN HER RELATIONSHIP WITH BEAUTY BEGAN
“You could say my relationship with beauty started pretty late in the game. I started to truly play around with it during my 1st year in university thanks to YouTube. I had worn mascara and maybe some concealer before then but discovering beauty channels on YouTube really transformed the way I viewed makeup.
ON THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE
The best beauty advice I’ve ever received is that less is more. When I say that I don’t mean that you should never do a dramatic smoky eye or a bold lip but that you should balance the makeup you wear with your natural features. For instance, if you have great skin you don’t need corrector, concealer, foundation and powder. Just use a tinted moisturizer or spot conceal. Don’t make yourself look like a powdered donut if you don’t have to!
ON HER BEAUTY PRIORITIES
Since I’m still pretty young there haven’t been any drastic changes in my skin over the past few years. In terms of priorities, I try to mostly focus on keeping my skin clean and moisturized. Making sure you have smooth skin as a base for makeup really helps limit the amount of product you need to put on your skin. Water is also one of the most important factors in my skincare regimen because it honestly makes the biggest difference in firmness and fine lines.
ON HER BIGGEST BEAUTY REGRET
I definitely regret ever cutting my own bangs. It completely changed the shape of my face and not in a good way. They were short and crooked and took forever to grow back.
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