More and more awards are being dictated by the consumers and fans that helped make a brand or celebrity famous. It makes sense, doesn't it? Who better to give an accolade than by the people who support you and your vision?
Revolve, the shopping destination for the laid-back cool girl, hosted its first award show in Los Angeles last week. The online retailer had fans vote for all 17 categories, which covered fashion, celebrity, and beauty, and in true millennial-aimed fashion, broadcasted the ceremony on Facebook live. We love seeing popular clothing retailers house some of the coolest brands in beauty and they are slowly becoming a prime destination for beauty lovers (Revolve carries fan-favorite brands such as Ouai and Rituel de Fille for instance.) It's a great way for brands and influencers to get the visibility they deserve.
We got a chance to talk with celebrity makeup artist Hrush Achemyan, who was nominated for beauty influencer of the year. She has worked with Shay Mitchell and all of the Kardashians, and we can always count on her to show us killer makeup looks. From her thoughts on what it means to be beautiful to her sharing her must-have products, we got the ultimate scoop.
See what she has to say below.
BYRDIE: Beauty is constantly changing, and how we define what is beautiful means something different to everyone. How do you define it? What makes someone beautiful?
HRUSH ACHEMYAN: I find beauty in everyone. There's something beautiful, unique, and lovable in each individual. To me, the most beautiful men and women are those who wear their confidence like an aura.
BYRDIE: How do you feel about being nominated as Beauty Influencer of the Year?
HA: I am honestly so blown away! I sincerely adore my followers and peers. It was kind of emotional to be nominated and recognized on such a big scale.
BYRDIE: It's now starting to feel like fall. How do you transition your makeup when the season changes?
HA: I basically go darker for the fall. I love maroon and dark lips to make an outfit pop, and I like dark liner on the lids for a more dramatic fall/winter look. Think dark reds, burgundies, chocolates, etc.
BYRDIE: What about skincare?
HA: I try to keep my face moisturized to avoid dryness with La Mer The Concentrate, which keeps a dewier skin. I definitely like to keep my lips moisturized with Christian Dior Crème de Rose lip balm.
BYRDIE: What fall beauty trend are you most excited for?
HA: Glossy dark lids with no mascara and a darker blush. Glossy lids are so fun, and I feel like it only matches with darker style clothing.
BYRDIE: We are big proponents of taking care of your skin. What is skincare routine before you go to bed?
HA: When going to bed, I always remove my eye makeup first. I wipe my eyes off with Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. I use First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser to remove all of my face makeup. Next, I wash my face with Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser to make sure I got rid of all the yucky stuff. Then, I use Mario Badescu toner and La Mer The Eye Concentrate eye cream. I finish off with La Mer The Concentrate.
BYRDIE: Last, we have to ask, who is your beauty icon?
HA: Princess Diana is everything to me and everything I aspire to be in the philanthropy world. She had such a unique look that she made work like no other. She exuded confidence and believed in being good to make a change in the world. She didn’t just believe but led by example.
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