Hello ladies (perhaps gentlemen, too)! We’ve all had makeup fails, mishaps, and misunderstandings. I myself still have them. My mother was pretty upset with me when I ruined the family streak of going into the medical field. But I like to think of myself of a different kind of doctor, a style rescuer. I’ll give you first aid in navigating the thousands of cosmetic products and answer Q and A about all things makeup while discussing my product favs and daily routines. I am by no means a professional, but the neighborhood moms can vouch for me…I know my stuff.
Charlene, Makeup M.D.
What do you study in college?
I am a double major in fashion and retail studies and Spanish and a minor in business at The Ohio State University. (GO BUCKS!) I would consider myself bilingual in Spanish and English and love learning about other languages. Currently, I am a teaching assistant for one of my favorite fashion professors and inspirations, Dr. Nancy Rudd, for her world culture of dress and appearance class. I am apart of the Fashion Production Association as well, where I will create my own original designs to put on the runway!
What experience do you have in the industry?
I’ve been doing pageants for over 5 years now. When I won Miss Ohio Collegiate in 2016, I started working with pageant, interview, makeup, and style professionals. During the national competition in San Antonio, TX, I worked with Miss Universe makeup artists and hair stylists. Through them, I learned so many makeup and hair secrets that only true professionals can share. I’ve had photo-shoots with renowned photographers like Georgina Vaughan Photography, DSW Photo, and Usher Photography, which have led me to modeling gigs for multiple runway shows as well. I was recently crowned Miss Buckeye State, and I cannot wait to hit the stage for USA National Miss in Disney World! When it comes to captivating looks on the runway, and even interview styles, I have it down.
What is your biggest piece of advice for getting a confidence boost?
It can be really easy to compare yourself to others. By others, I mean people who don’t even look ANYTHING LIKE YOU. My advice is to find your “celebrity body idol.” By this, I mean find someone famous who has features that are similar to yours, especially features that can make you feel self-conscious. For example, my mom has awesome curves that she sometimes is afraid to flaunt, so her celebrity body idol is Khloe Kardashian because she has curves too that my mom can get outfit inspiration from and learn how to dress her body to make her look and feel her best.