Student expresses artistic self through makeup
Genetics junior Michaella Andersen likes to draw weird things on her face.
She expresses her artistic self through makeup.
“I like that it’s just whatever I want it to be. I’m not under pressure to draw what anyone else wants,” Andersen said. “It’s just whatever I feel the most inspired by.”
These bursts of inspirations often take between 4 and 6 hours – the longest took Andersen 7 hours to paint.
Often times, her ideas come from other makeup artists on Instagram.
Instagram is a place where she, too, inspires other makeup artists. She shares her work through her Instagram feed, where she has grown her following to more the 3,600 followers in less than a year.
“I hope to gain enough of a following to be able to make income and live sustainably off that,” Andersen said. “That would be a dream come true. Otherwise, I’ll be doing genetics. Which is still fine, too, because I love it.”