Tell me about yourself.
My name is Helen Marie and I’m from Columbus, Ohio. I’m 20 years old and got into makeup when I was about 14 because I wore a uniform and hijab. So, makeup was my only way to express myself.
How long does it take for you to make some of your more intricate beaded looks?
When I do one eye, about 20-35 minutes, and when I do both eyes it takes about an hour. The full face butterfly took about six dreadful hours. I plan on doing it over again, but better this time, and with a photographer.
Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
Art inspires me—any kind, anywhere. When I see a great piece of artwork it inspires me to create something, even if it had nothing to do with the art I’d seen. Also, the world and everything in it is art, so I find inspiration in random places. A variety of Instagram accounts I look to for inspo are: @_false_face, @godzdontdie, @beasweetbeauty, @sharnaosborne, @ryon01, @anatakonyourface, @urgalsal_ and [office Beauty favorite] @verspucca.