Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal is one of the most sought-after and beloved style-makers in the beauty industry today. Her work can be seen in the editorial of iconic publications such as Allure, InStyle, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Marie Claire, Elle and Lucky, as well as on fashion runways, album covers and, of course, the red carpet. Mally’s natural gift is her ability to make her clients not only look beautiful, but feel beautiful. This has made her a favorite among a varied group of celebrities such as BeyoncÃ©, Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Amanda Bynes, Teri Hatcher, Celine Dion, Lee Ann Womack and Ashlee Simpson.
Q: What advice would you give to someone who wants to update her look but is stuck in a rut?
First of all, go for the glow look. The dark matte shadows and blushes look old. Add some fresh lightness to your look, with light in key areas such as eyes, cheekbones – move from lipstick to lip-gloss.
Q: What are some new makeup trends for 2008?
Soft shimmery eyes with a sun kissed cheek and a soft nude lip.
Q: In your opinion, what makeup look ages someone?
See above. Heavy foundation, heavy and dark matte lipsticks, eye shadows–dry skin!
Q: As a woman of color, what is one common beauty/makeup mistake we need to watch out for?
Make sure that the foundation matches your skin-tone!
Q: Tell us about your makeup collection Mally Beauty.
It was created for all women to get the makeup artists looks, easily and effortlessly. Each product I make is a system or part of a system that will create a beautiful, healthy look.
Q: Why did you decide to start it?
I wanted to be able to spread my message and share my makeup artist secrets with women everywhere.
Q: Do you have a favorite product in your collection?
The smokey eye kit, it’s a great way to look sexy and it’s easy!
Q: Who are some other makeup artist or brands that inspire you?
Nars, Kevin Aucoin and Bobbi Brown.
Q: Who are some of your favorite celebs to work with?
Beyonce, J.LO and Mariah,
Q: What beauty essentials are in your clutch?
Lip-gloss, False Lashes and Shimmer, Shape and Glow and the Mally Beauty Light Wand.
Q: What’s up next for Mally and Mally Beauty?
Continue working with all of my favorite clients and continuing to grow Mally Beauty and spread our message of love all around the world.
To learn more about Mally and Mally Beauty please log-on to www.mallybeauty.com
1.Life, Love & A Really Great Lip Gloss Singles, $15, Mally Beauty 2. City Chick Smokey Eye Kit, $39.50, Mally Beauty 3. Believable Bronzer, $15, Mally Beauty 4. Color Collections Lipstick Singles, $15, Mally Beauty