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Amazing Interview with Makeup Artist Amanda J. Hayden

Amazing Interview with Makeup Artist Amanda J. Hayden

Makeup artist Amanda Hayden learned at an early age of thirteen years old, the importance of accepting and loving who you are. She grew up in Ridgewood, Queens with supportive parents that allowed her to explore her creative side, where she was able to discover that she had a natural ability to create art. She used that skill to learn how to make clients not only look beautiful, but feel beautiful as well. Not only is Amanda stunning she is also a mother of two little adorable girls and is one of the first chosen makeup artist at NYX Cosmetics, which is the only location in New York City that offers this personal service. To add to her talent she also gives great advice on her youtube channel. Read until the end for information on a contest giveaway she posted.


What inspired you to become a makeup artist?

Hmm, well I've always been an artist at heart I used to paint when I was younger. It's always been a passion of mine.

How did you get started in the industry?

Ha Ha, I decided I hate working at an office job and made a career switch.

Where do you get your ideas from?

Most of my ideas just come from playing with color and texture. I love pairing unusual colors together to create something beautiful and unexpected.

What advice do you give a young girl starting to put on makeup?

I would tell any young girl starting out to keep practicing it's okay that your left eyebrow looks busted right now. Haha

Where do you want to be in the makeup industry?

My goal is to be able to work for myself or be an educator. I love teaching and helping others improve their craft.

What age do you think is appropriate for a girl to wear makeup?

I think whenever a girl is ready to wear makeup is when it's okay. My mom always let me be creative with myself, her support meant the world. Even when kids made fun of me.

Which celebrity would you love to, how's it called beat?

What celebrity, wow that's hard I think maybe Rihanna or Katy Perry.

Besides freelancing what company are you with now?

I'm currently with NYX cosmetics. I have the pleasure of saying I’m one of the first makeup artist ever for the company.

Youtube tutorials are hard to create how do you make it look so easy?

Really, do I make it look easy! Ha Ha, they are a lot of work especially with two kids!

Which is your favorite makeup artist?

You know you might find this odd but I don't follow things like that. I rarely ever have time for magazines and looking at editorials. I love a lot of everyday artists on Instagram!

What is beauty?

Beauty is being the best version of yourself inside and out!

What is your dream job?

My dream job is doing something I love and not having to worry about being short rent lol

How would you describe your signature look and what is it about your style that sets you

apart from other makeup artists?

My signature look is bold brows and dewy skin. I think what sets me apart is that my work is a little bit glam and weird at the same time.

What are the highlights of your career?

The highlight of my career was doing fashion week for sure.

Three tools you never can be without?

Brow scissors, tweezers and my brushes.

Well there you have it! This is one makeup artist to keep an eye on she's just fabulous in every way and a perfect example of a strong Latina woman in New York. So reach out to her for a booking, whether it's a fashion shoot, a wedding, a prom, she does it all.

Subscribe to Amanda's fabulous youtube channel and you can possibly win a Giveaway prize!

Follow this amazing artist @

Instagram: amandahayden



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