Smashbox Cosmetic’s pro global lead artist, Lori Taylor not only brings her product knowledge, but also a philosophy of balance to her artistry.
A mainstay at beauty industry events, such as The Makeup Show, Taylor is not just a face for the brand. She also participates on a deeper level, lending her wisdom into the product development process. As a result, Smashbox’s makeup is not only studio tested and photographer approved, but naturally infused with her beauty ideology.
When approached, Taylor always includes a message about how to live a beautiful life: not just one that looks beautiful on the outside, but one that is centered.
The holidays are normally a time of gleeful extremes, so it is perfect that Examiner got a chance to check in with Lori Taylor to learn how her way of life translates through this hectic season.
EXAMINER: What is your favorite holiday memory?
LORI: A couple of years ago I spent Christmas in Atlanta with my new family. I had just been married that year. It was really cold and it’s a lot different than all my Christmases is in California!
EXAMINER: What is the best gift you ever received and why was it so special to you?
LORI: When I was little my grandmother used to buy me that Barbie that was just a head and shoulders: a Barbie Beauty center. I think that’s how I end up becoming a makeup artist.
EXAMINER: Do you believe in Santa? Why?
LORI: I always tell the children in my life that if you’re not good, Santa won’t bring you presents. I think that’s the best part of childhood believing in something so sweet and innocent.
EXAMINER: You are creating beauty gift bags for your annual holiday bash, what goes into it?
LORI: The perfect gift bag items for the holidays would contain something like BB Cream, and a fab red lip!
EXAMINER: If you were only able to have one beauty or personal care item in your pocket or handbag to get you through an evening of holiday parties, what would it be?
LORI: The fabulous red lip gloss.
EXAMINER: What have you learned this year that other people could benefit from?
LORI: I’ve learned that it’s really important to take time out to get centered and to relax. It’s the best thing to help feed the soul.
EXAMINER: Any final words of advice for how to look great and feel great all the way through this holiday season?
LORI: It is so important to wear makeup that showcases a natural version of you. Always enhance natural features, do not mask or cover them up with too much makeup.
In the spirit of holiday giving, Smashbox Cosmetics is partnering with Examiner Alice An to offer a giveaway. Swing by Made (Up) in NY to enter to win a Smashbox Double Exposure Palette and stay tuned, a new giveaway will be posted every day leading up to December 25th.