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Conversations with Kamil Hudgins

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kamil Hudgins.

Hi Kamil, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I am a self-taught makeup artist. I first started back in 2009, my freshman year of high school at Lynwood high where most of all my friends wore makeup. My mother didn’t approve at the time of her 14 years old daughter wearing eyeshadow and red lipstick but I snuck around wearing it to the point where my mother was like “wow your actually good at this” of course it wasn’t perfect but it was a start. Later in 2014, I had a co-worker who was really into the beauty industry and suggested I take it seriously and even from then, it was really hard to stay consistent. In 2020 the start of the pandemic and me being a first-time mom, I really started to take my makeup seriously on social media (Instagram and TikTok) and I’ve grown to educate others more in depth about the beauty industry. Not only do I focus on makeup, I also focus on skincare and hair care. I’m no expert I had many trials and error and hope nothing but success from myself and others I helped know about all things beauty.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
From where I started on social media to now had been really hard. Being a black women I have to work extra just to get some type of attention such like going out of my comfort zone and create looks that’s not in my general. I am a glam artist so to say so face painting is a huge struggle. I wish to Lee practicing and hopefully do more but I tend to stay in my lane and hope my personality and my talent helps me stand out from the rest.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a beauty content creator on Instagram and TikTok. I focus on tutorials beginner-friendly and inspo looks for other makeup artist, also focus on hair care for the curly community and skincare. I am mostly known for bright and colorful blends. My goal is to make sure my videos are easy for people who are just starting to know about makeup. I also love supporting upcoming beauty gurus like myself. I’m very proud of my growth since the last year on how I’ve grown a micro following and improved in my makeup skill.

Any big plans?
I hope that my success on social media can open up new opportunities. Working with the more established brands is a dream of mine and hopefully through that, I can inspire others who loves makeup as much as I do with changing how the self-taught influencers are viewed in the licensed cosmologist community, we are all here to display our art and capture the beauty that is within all of us.


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