Name: Raisa Flowers
Occupation: Makeup Artist and Muse. I am actually studying and working on my product knowledge up for my makeup artistry. I am really just focused on my makeup books right now it is giving me the life I needed.
What is your favorite go-to look?
ALL BLACK BECAUSE YOU CAN’T GO WRONG AND IT’S SLIMMING.
Who is your style icon?
Missy Elliot would be my style icon for sure even though I don’t wear as much baggy clothes I would like too she just slays it for me. If you look back her makeup in the 90’s was so so simple but popping at the same time and the looks just kept coming I love that woman. She made plus sized women feel good about themselves. That’s a icon.
What are your favorite places to shop/brands right now?
I literally shop like very rarely just because it’s harder to find things i like for someone of my size like my waist is a 36 and my hips are really wide so finding the perfect clothing is really frustrating. I spend sometime in the thrift stores here and there. I don’t think there are any brands really doing it for me plus sized clothing wise and that sucks to say.
What is your all time favorite book?
At the moment “Making Faces” by Kevyn Aucoin which is like the makeup bible. It's just so good I don’t know why it took me to this point in my career to get it. I am really happy about it though. But I do love A thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, I just need to stop reading it over and over and finish the book already.
If you had the chance to fly anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
It would either be Europe or Japan. I just need some more inspiration at the moment so if I went there it would take me to another level mentally. There is so much inspiration and energy to feel around the world it’s fascinating.
What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?
CHEESE, I am a freaking cheese lover. I just need it all over my food, it makes me happy. I want to give it up but I can’t.
What do you think about more than anything else?
I always think about what can I do with my makeup skills to take it to another level. I am very much one of those makeup artists that try to make my work very different. I like to make sure I have the best products and I am always willing to learn and continue to grow.
Where is your favorite spot to eat in NYC?
I am a foodie that needs to try a lot more fancy popping places. I do love a sweet green salad done right with the goat cheese. The only salad place that I think get’s it right for me. I am satisfied about 90% of the time when I go there honestly.
If you were a season, which would you be?
I would be spring honestly because that’s when the flowers start to bloom and I feel like that connects with me. Even though I am a winter baby I just love the spring it is beautiful, alluring and just right.
Why is having a personal style important to you?
I feel it’s what makes you, YOU. Honestly I know people say that a lot but they really never get too specific. When you have great style and it is true to you people can actually feel it. You are the one that is always sought out from the crowd. It feels natural never forced. Never copied and unique. Great personal style for me also allows me to see if I really can connect with a person.
Style and personality go hand and hand.