Q&A: Kalie Hansen (9)

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Kalie Hansen (9) shows off her makeup design skills. Hansen has been learning makeup design since eighth grade, experimenting with different design ideas on her friends.

Stephanie O'Drobinak

Q: When did you start taking an interest in makeup design?

A: I started finding an interest in makeup design in the eighth grade.

Q: What do you love most about makeup design?

A: Makeup lets you express yourself and you get to use colors that are cool.

Q: Would you like to pursue makeup design as a career?

A: Yes, I want to be a professional cosmetologist when I grow up and I want to go to Palmdale Beauty School.

Q: How long does it usually take you to do someone’s makeup?

A: It depends on the person and their skin type and what makeup I’m using, but around 25 to 30 minutes.

Q: What’s your favorite type of makeup to put on someone?

A: [I like] eye shadow because you get to experiment with different colors and different combinations to see what looks good.

Q: How did you learn how to do makeup design?

A: [I learned through] Youtube videos.

Q: What are some tips and tricks you have for students when doing their makeup?

A: Never stop blending and make sure your foundation matches the color of your neck.

Q: What’s the hardest part about doing makeup design?

A: Matching the colors to the specific skin types [is difficult]. If you have blue eyes, you don’t want to put crazy colors on your eyes.