Artist in Residence: Lily Apardian for Guerlain
In this new series we ask one of our talented makeup artists from across the country to interpret the NM beauty look of the season. The Spring Face is focused on defined brows and pink pouts. For our first installment, we meet artist Lily Apardian, a Guerlain artist from NM Bellevue (Seattle) with 15 years of experience.
When did you start loving makeup? I always loved it, even as a teenager. But now when I look back I sometimes wonder, what was I thinking? I had a moment where I had blue eye shadow all over my entire eye. It wasn’t a good look.
What attracts you to this industry? Beauty is exciting. Every time we open a box or have a new collection you can’t help but be excited to try it, and to share what’s new and amazing with your customers.
What is the best part about your job? When people tell me they’ve never worn makeup or that they are intimidated by makeup. It gives me the opportunity to help and show them how easy it is! The beauty about makeup is that if you don’t like how your makeup is applied you can just wash it off. There are no consequences.
Describe your daily beauty routine. My look begins with skin care, then primer, then a concealer – I use the Illuminator which can also be used as foundation, eye liner, most of the time a nude eye, eye brows, mascara, blush and or bronzer, lipstick and lipgloss. For me it’s all about the natural look. So you can have a lot of makeup on, but you don’t look like you have a lot on.
Do you have an all-time favorite product that you can’t live without? Blush. You could be stranded on an island and if you have blush you could use it as an eye shadow, as your blush and as your lip color! The blush I use is the new Guerlain Terracotta liquid blush in #7.
Shop Guerlain at Neiman Marcus stores and on NeimanMarcus.com. To book an appointment with Lily in Bellevue call 425.452.3300 x2128.