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Featured, Meet the Team, Newport Beach

Meet Vanessa — Esthetician & Interior Design Connoisseur

Licensed Esthetician 
OrangeTwist — Newport Beach, CA


Question: How did you get into the beauty space?

Vanessa: Started my beauty industry career fresh out of high school. Always had a passion for the creativity of makeup artistry. Worked for Smashbox, MAC, Bare Minerals, Paul Mitchell the School and helped develop a makeup company, Poise Makeup Professional.

Q: What is your favorite part of working with skin/face/body every day?

V: The ability to change someone’s perspective about themselves in the most positive manner. Helping people see the beauty in themselves inside and out is my goal. The one-on-one connection you build with people is one of the most rewarding aspects of my career and I love it.

Q:Who is your favorite blogger and why?

V: Erica Fae. IG: @fae101. She is real beauty. She doesn’t try to cover her freckles, she embraces her beauty, and it shows through her videos, blogs and images. Not only does she share information about makeup and skin care but she does it in a very authentic, creative form.

Q: Where do you go to research new products and learn about new advances in the industry?

V: I use social media, hashtags, Facebook groups and, most importantly, my personal network of skin professionals.

Q: What is your favorite cheat meal?


Q: What is the one ingredient or product you think more people should be using?

V: Enzyme- based products, whether it be a cleanser, an exfoliator or a mask. My skin always feels so good about using enzyme-driven products.

Q: What’s your favorite sport?

V: Baseball. GO DODGERS!

Q: There’s a lot of beauty misinformation out there. Where do you get your information?

V: I do my research online and turn to my skin tribe—people from school, teachers and colleagues.

Q: What is your favorite OrangeTwist treatment?

V: I am new but so far anything pertaining to a HydraFacial.

Q: What are three things that you like to do that don’t have to do with beauty?

V: Camping, yoga and cooking.

Q: What is your favorite ice cream?

V: Pistachio

Q: What is your makeup routine?

V: Being in the makeup industry for so long …. I’ve found that keeping it simple is where I feel most comfortable and confident. Tinted moisturizer, bronzer, eyeliner, sometimes eyeshadow, cream blush, mascara if I don’t have lash extensions and subtle lip color.

Q: What is an interesting talent you have that most people don’t know about?

V: I have an eye for interior design.


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