Roxette Arisa: Yes definitely! For ice skating I always wanted to go with matte, long lasting, sweat resistant foundation and concealer. Smashbox Cosmetics Studio Skin 24 Hour Full Coverage Foundation and the new Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Concealers are great options if I'm looking for products that are long wearing and won't get shiny throughout the day. Waterproof mascara is also a must for any sport so I don't end up with mascara in places I don't want it!
What trends do you foresee for the next season?
Roxette Arisa: As far as fashion - knit everything is in! I've been seeing so many brands come out with knitted matching sets - either shorts and a top, pants and a top or even a one piece - that are so cute!
For makeup, I'm all about the 90s and I can see that being big for fall. Matte skin, smokey eyes and 90s nude on the lips.
Can you share with us the best way to colour match skin to foundation?
Roxette Arisa: You want to look at the veins in your wrist. If your veins look blue, you're most likely cool-toned. If your veins appear green, you're most likely warm-toned. If you have a mix of both, you're neutral! Most foundations are labeled cool, warm or neutral so definitely look for that! You also always want to match your foundation to your neck and shoulders so that everything matches once you've glammed up!
What does your bare-essential make-up kit look like?
Roxette Arisa: Concealer, peachy cream blush, lip balm and a little brow pencil!
Roxette Arisa: Can you share with us your favourite makeup tips to achieve a natural look?
Cream products are my favorite for natural makeup. I love blending them into my skin with my fingertips - this is the best way to make them look super skin-like. Cream blush and cream highlight are my must-haves for any natural look!
Why does diverse representation matters within the beauty world?
Roxette Arisa: When I was growing up, there wasn't a lot of diversity in mainstream media. I found myself wishing I looked like all of the "America's Sweetheart" celebrities at the time which were all beautiful in their own right - but as a little girl I wish I had an Asian-American idol to look up to so that I wouldn't have felt like "I didn't fit the mold" or "I could never be an actress or model because I don't look like one". Not only in the beauty world, but in all industries, diverse representation is extremely important because we need an equal playing field for every single person, skin color and ethnicity. Specifically speaking about the beauty world now - we need to hold brands accountable for shade ranges. Even a couple years ago there was so much inequality. Brands produced minimal amounts of shades - and a lot of times only shades that would make a reasonable amount of profit - leading so many of us to feel like we couldn't find products that match our skin color. We all deserve equality, empowerment and confidence and we all deserve to have products that fit us.
What's next for you?
Roxette Arisa: I'm going to be continuing to expand my social media channels and I have a couple big projects coming next year that I'm super excited about and can't wait to share with my audience.
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