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Daily Inspiration: Meet Luis Del Mar

Today we’d like to introduce you to Luis Del Mar.

Luis, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
It all started when I was seven years old, I would love to sit by my mother or my sister to watch them apply their makeup on themselves… I always asked questions and wondered why they used such products I was always very fascinated… eventually started using their mascara or powders in secret! I would wear it to school… Fast forward, I turned 16 went to Sephora and bought my four pieces of makeup and tools and started my journey. I shot my first tutorials on my phone… started practicing more and more… I had my days where I wanted to give up and not try anymore but I kept pushing… eventually my work started to pay off… I started getting noticed by bigger brands… and got reached out to… started receiving products for testing…

At 19, I collaborated with Klepki co and brought to life a pair of lashes which sold out this was one of my greatest accomplishments… I am 22 now and I now work with bigger brands. Such as Anastasia, Gerard cosmetics, beauty bakeries and more. I have announced my own business (not in makeup) but I am very passionate about animals and decided that I wanted to open up a dog bakery here where I live. @Thedoggyjoint was then created and announced and up and running 2020 was definitely a year that pushed me to be my best. I never would’ve gotten here if I gave up. Being a content creator has always been a dream…

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I feel like the road really isn’t that smooth for a lot of artists… I feel as starting so young, it was definitely a struggle to buy a lot of my products. I went into Sephora thinking four products would do my full face and I was quick to realize it wasn’t the case… Creative blocks that I have is an obstacle for sure sometimes, I have nothing that I can create which at times can be very frustrating… Not having the proper equipment.. such as a camera, ring light, backdrops, etc.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I worked at Sephora from 2017-2020. I was a part-time color artist. This was a dream job for me as this was the first store I ever bought my products and to work there was a dream come true! Being in a place where I felt like I belonged and didn’t have to feel afraid to be who I was was such a genuine feeling for me. I am a freelance makeup artist as well as a beauty content creator… I believe what I am known for is being extra and spontaneous… I believe what sets me apart from others is the way I am able to empower the person I am working on in my chair as I boost their confidence and help them out with simple products… empowering is definitely something I get a satisfaction out of!

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