Beyond The Lens – Independent Massachusetts makeup artists Kelly Fontes kept her answers short and simple in an interview we just finished up. I got in touch with her early last month and sent an invite to do the interview and she gladly accepted the offer. Although time stalled, Kelly found the time out of her day to respond to the questions I sent and I’m happy I’m able to share them.
I also learned today that this was the first interview she ever did. That’s definitely something worth remembering and I’m sure neither of us will forget. Enjoy reading the interview!
~*~*~*Beyond The Lens /w Kelly Fontes*~*~*~
Internet Hollywood: Good morning Kelly! Welcome to the Internet Hollywood universe. I appreciate you taking the time to answer some of the questions I put together for you. I’ve been interviewing a lot of makeup artists recently and it continues to be an educational experience for me. When did the idea of makeup being a career come to mind and when did you decide to take it on as a career?
Kelly: I always had a passion growing up to be part of the team somewhere backstage helping someone get ready.
Internet Hollywood: What products do you love using when working on clients faces and what kind of reaction you look for after your work is done to know they like the results?
Kelly: I love Makeup Forever HD Foundations. It’s great for bridal work. They have a wide range of colors for all skin tones. RCMA foundation pallet is amazing, its like second skin.
Internet Hollywood: Do you have a bigger vision that includes opening up a salon or something related to that in the future?
Kelly: Yes! It would be fantastic to have makeup line of my own.
Internet Hollywood: You named your brand Makeup by Ana Raquel. Where did you get the name from?
Kelly: Its just my full name lol. I didn’t want to have something sound too gimmicky. I wanted to be straightforward with my clients and know exactly who they were working with.
Internet Hollywood: What kind of people are you hoping to connect with more this year to help build your brand for the future?
Kelly: I like to surround myself with positive souls. I also look forward to working with other makeup artists who are talented and can teach me new skills.
Internet Hollywood: Do you plan on branching off into other things besides doing makeup?
Kelly: That’s a good question. I simply just love making someone feel beautiful and I feel like in my future I just see myself within the makeup industry besides makeup when it comes to more personal I love to cook on my spare time I love to bake basically I’m a very Hands-On individual.
Internet Hollywood: Last question; Are you currently working on anything at the moment?
Kelly: Not with my brand, so to say, but just keeping the focus on my brides for the next two years and forward.
Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview, Kelly!
~*~*Thank You For Reading*~*~
~*~*Credits & Links*~*~
Kelly Fontes: Instagram
Sharum Photography: Instagram