Q&A: Kalie Hansen (9)


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.