Celebrity makeup artist pens new book to heal
In need of a confidence boost? Makeup artist Kym Nicole Oubre says a little makeup can’t hurt.
“A Little Makeup Can't Hurt is a step-by-step guide to teach everyday women how to enhance their features, boost their confidence and build self-esteem,” Oubre said. “I used a little makeup to overcome depression and raise my self-esteem. There are many women like me who have suffered from depression and low self-esteem and were told that their features weren't beautiful. I wanted to give those women a guide to show them how I used makeup to bring me out of that dark place.”
Oubre, who owns Kym Nicole Beauty Studio in Los Angeles, has used her platform to work with everyday women and celebrities, including actresses Kerry Washington, Garcelle Beauvais and Tisha Campbell-Martin. She has also worked with some of the top television networks and organizations such as The Grammys and Sony.
She insists that any woman can look like a superstar.
“My advice would be to decide what features you'd like to play up, and start there,” she said. “Take hands-on makeup classes and read how-to books. Consult a professional makeup artist whose artistry you admire, and learn from them. YouTube videos are great, but everyone isn't made with the same features. You need someone who can educate you on how to enhance and bring out your best features.”
Oubre hopes A Little Makeup Can’t Hurt assists with educating women. The book shares tips for choosing the right tools and offers full-color instructions on basic makeup application. Just as important, she wants readers to walk away with steps for general life improvement.
“I'd love for readers to learn self-love, how to develop greater self-confidence, and how to gain basic makeup knowledge and skill set.”