By Kristina Valdez |
What first began as a way to relieve stress, makeup has now become a creative outlet for Baylor senior Daemiah Perryman. As a makeup artist, Daemiah uses vibrant eyeshadow and bold eyeliner, but she truly stands apart with her special effects makeup. From scales to gunshot wounds, Daemiah knows how to use her body as a canvas to display her most unique talents. Daemiah sat down with The Bundle Magazine’s to talk about #MakeupbyDaemiah. Follow @makeupbydaemiah on Instagram.
In this video, Daemiah shows readers her version of a Friday night date look.
How are you different from any other makeup artist?
I don’t like to follow what other people are doing. For example, right now, everyone is doing clouds [on their eyes.] I didn’t do clouds. Different things inspire me. When I was first starting out a year ago, I did movies and characters. I always try to find things that other people aren’t doing because you want to stand out. If you take something that other people are doing, you must be able to do it better.
When it comes to my creative side, I also do the special effects makeup. When I was doing face makeup, I was thinking about what I can do to make me stand out and not everyone can do special effects makeup.
When do you find to do your makeup?
Majority of the time I do my makeup, I do it at night. I’ve always felt like I was connected to the moon. I like nighttime more than daytime, so it just feels like my creative juices are flowing more.
What are some common mistakes people make when they are doing makeup?
People use too much foundation. Foundation is just what it is—foundation. I always say when you build a house nobody says ‘oh, wow, look at the foundation!” It is something you don’t see. You know it is there, you know it is important, but it isn’t what you look at. Foundation is just to give you an even base. It’s not your look.
What do you think it the most important feature to highlight?
I think the most important feature to highlight is your eyes even if it is something really soft. Like, right now, I don’t have eyeshadow on, but I have eyeliner on and my eyeliner is really sharp. Eyes always draw you in even if you put a little highlight under your brow bone. If a cute boy were to see you, he would be like, “wow, look at her eyes.”
How do you stay up-to-date on the latest trends?
Just Instagram. You can just hashtag whatever you are looking for. Right now, everybody, when it comes to eyeshadow, is doing the cloud look on their eyes. Hashtags are very important.
If you could only use two makeup products for the rest of your life, what would they be and why?
Eyeliner and lip gloss. You always need lip gloss. Everybody looks good in lip gloss.
How far do you hope to go with makeup?
I hope to go as far as I can go. When I came to college, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I am a health kinesiology and leisure studies major, but as I am doing makeup I see that [makeup] is what I want to do. It’s more creative. If you are doing something you love, it doesn’t feel like a job, and that’s how I feel about makeup.