HM: Describe your style in one word.
C: Modern chic
HM: What is your best-kept beauty secret?
C: When applied precisely, a great cat eye created with liquid liner always looks sophisticated and sexy. To draw the line like a pro, I first trace a thin line along the top lid with pencil, and then re-apply with liquid eyeliner.
HM: Where is your favorite place to shop for cosmetics?
C: My sister’s makeup case. As a professional makeup artist, she has the best products from all over the world.
HM: Who is your style icon?
C: Then: Audrey Hepburn. Now: Natalie Portman.
HM: What is the biggest mistake a woman can make when putting on makeup?
C: Always remember that less is more. The first thing you want to notice is a woman’s inner glow, not layers of makeup.
HM: What is one lesson you are grateful for learning throughout your career in beauty?
C: Wear your makeup like a second skin. Forget about trends and fads. Value your own unique features and wear what suits you.
HM: What advice would you give to young fashion industry professionals trying to make their fame?
C: Follow your instincts. They will always lead you in the right direction. Draw on your individuality and a product your truly believe in. All great fashion icons have succeeded because they put a part of themselves in their brand.
HM: If you could give women a beauty tip to be fabulous what would it be?
C: You’ll always turn heads with a great smile and defined eyes. A smile should always be the first thing you put on when walking out the door, followed by classic black mascara.