From Books to Looks: Get to Know Self-taught Makeup Artist TaliaRonnea!


At age eighteen most people don`t know what they want to with their lives. They put themselves into a bunch of different scenarios hoping that their dream occupation will just fall into their lap. However, that is not the case for self-taught makeup artist Talia. She spends her days in front of a camera perfecting her makeup. She has found her “Happy place”. Currently, she is working hard in school as an early education major and hopes to one day own her own daycare. Bringing style and beauty to little girls and boys day by day!

We discussed the following:

ZI: What is it about doing makeup that you enjoy the most?

T: Doing makeup is my happy place. It’s where I can express myself and I love how I can transform my face without having to go under the knife.

ZI: What are your favorite makeup brands and product? Drugstore and non-drugstore.

T: My favorite products that I cannot live without would have to be La Pro Girl Conceal (drugstore) and my Modern Renaissance Palette by ABH (high end)

ZI: How did you begin doing makeup?

T: In the beginning I started wearing makeup because I had a very low self-esteem and I thought I needed makeup to feel beautiful, that has now changed I started doing other people’s makeup because honestly … I needed the money BUT now I actually enjoy making girls feel gorgeous

ZI: What has been your favorite beauty trend of 2016?

T:   Cut creases, although they are very tricky I have grown to love them.

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ZI: What 3 makeup items should a woman not leave the house without?

T: This honestly depends on the type of beat you got going for that day but me personally I can’t leave the house without Lipstick, lip gloss and eyelash glue

ZI: Where do you get your inspiration?

T: Sometimes I just have ideas that come to my head other times I find mixtape covers and I use them for inspiration

ZI: What are some beauty vloggers that are on your must watch list on YouTube?

T: Laura Lee, Brianna Marie and of course myself!

ZI: What is one thing that you want to accomplish this year whether it be with your business, YouTube channel, or a difficult makeup task

T: This year I want to gain 1,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel we will see how that works … Also, I would love to invest in a better camera to record with.

For more of Talia`s work be sure to follow her:

Twitter & Instagram @misstaliaronnea



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