Today we’d like to introduce you to Anthony Sandoval.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started off as a makeup enthusiast with little to no knowledge in makeup. I had severe acne in my teens and turned to makeup to help me find my confidence. What makeup did for me was transformative, people finally saw me the way I wanted them to see me. I became obsessed with makeup and fast forward a couple of years I landed a job at MAC cosmetics and learned everything I know now. I worked my way up and two short years later, I was the youngest manager in my region at only 21. Although I loved managing and leading a team, I felt like I had more to give artistically. I quit my job early this year and began cultivating a following and building my portfolio on social media. Since then, I have begun working with celebrities such as Naya Rivera and influencers such as Heather Sanders, Himynamestee and many more. I am still fairly new to this social media world and I am just trying to keep up.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s definitely been hard to grow a following or even have certain people take me seriously since I’m still a micro-influencer. Earlier this year however I was contacted by Sorella boutique, they took a chance on me and I ran with it. I’ve been able to take that opportunity and network. I’ve since landed several more jobs and it was amazing to add those images to my portfolio, I am beyond grateful for them.
Anthonyonthebeat – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am a celebrity/influencer freelance makeup artist. I would like to say I specialize in a more sexy sultry type of glam makeup. I am most proud of the way I can make people feel with a little bit (or a lot of) makeup. What’s sets me apart from others is my dedication to always be the best at my craft.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Wow, this is a great question… I think being able to and continuing to do what I love everyday of my life is success. I’m excited to see myself evolve and grow. As long as I’m doing what I love everyday I’ll feel successful.
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