Hey there! The weekend is almost here and I am thrilled to introduce you to another amazing person with a creative edge! This gal is full of spirit and spunk along with incredible talent! I recently met her on a creative shoot and little did we know we had been eyeing each others work via social media! Everyone, meet Andie Peirce.
Tell Us About Yourself!
I was born in Canada, and grew up in the USA and England. I studied at LA College of Creative Arts in the 1 Year Advanced Makeup Artistry Course in Dublin, Ireland, and graduated top of my class as Student of the Year. I was approached by the college for an internship and was then hired on and worked with them for a year. During that year, I lectured classes, assisted top MUAs in Ireland, ran masterclasses, and did makeup for a number of events for LA College. In October 2014, I moved back to Chicago. Since then, I have been working as a freelance makeup artist. I am also the Editor in Chief and Co-Founder of the beauty blog AskMeAboutMakeup.com - I love living in Chicago again, and am excited to see what this amazing city brings my way!
Who has been your biggest inspiration for pursuing makeup artistry and why?
I know this may be cliché, but my parents are a huge inspiration to me - they are both such amazing people! In terms of inspirations within the world of makeup - I would have to say my first my first two big inspirations were Pat McGrath and Alex Box - I love their work in the fashion world and the amazing avant garde creations. Later, when I was in college, I was inspired my my lecturers who alway encouraged me to stretch myself, and what I thought I could do. And now I am inspired by the people I meet day-to-day that work in the industry here, and are so very talented! It's such a great honor to be able to work/have worked with so many amazing people!
Do you think mentoring is helpful? Do you have mentors? If so, what was the best advice they gave you and how did you implement it?
After I finished my course in Ireland, I had the to opportunity to be mentored by one of my lecturers - that was such an amazing experience because he met with me on a number of occasions and he also let me assist him on a number of really exciting projects! I do think it's really helpful/important to be able to be mentored, and also - when you are ready - to mentor other people as well!
If you couldn't pursue makeup artistry, what would you pursue?
Honestly, I have no idea what I would do if I didn't do makeup artistry. There has never been anything else I wanted to do!
Well everyone I hope you've enjoyed Andie's story and if you would like to follow her journey please check her out on social at the links below! Be sure to check back next Thursday to learn about someone new! xo
website - andiepeirce.com
blog - askmeaboutmakeup.com
instagram - www.instagram.com/andiepeirce
twitter - www.twitter.com/andiepeirce