This week for TikTok X The Beauty Industry we talked to Carrie Esser. Carrie Esser is a creative makeup artist and body painter based in Arizona. Carrie is a self-taught artist, who dove into the world of creative makeup and body art in 2013. Her hard work has paid off throughout the years. In 2018 and 2019, Carrie competed in the FACE Awards USA, where she made the top 12 in 2018 and the Top 5 in the country in 2019. Carrie then competed in the second season of Snapchat’s illusion makeup competition, Fake Up, in 2020 where she won two of the weekly challenges and was runner up against a multitude of talented artists. Carrie’s accomplishments do not end there. In 2021, Carrie was not only nominated for Creative Makeup Artist of the Year at the American Influencer Awards but ended up winning the title!
Carrie’s content is taking over our social media. She is huge on TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat creating everything from full-body designs to simple everyday looks, Carrie’s talent and passion radiate off of her. She joined us this week with her killer look already on and talked with us all about her journey. Carrie gave us some insight into her time on Fake Up as well as what it was like to win Creative Makeup Artist of the Year at the American Influencer Awards. On top of all that, she gave some of her tips and tricks to TikTok.
You’ll want to take notes!
“One of the really cool elements about that is photographing your work, being able to look at it a year later and being like ‘Oh I can do this better’ or ‘I have learned how to do this better’. And just finding ways to improve without putting that pressure on yourself of being perfect.”
“TikTok is definitely a place without limits. You can really explore and get imaginative. Sometimes that’s a challenge in itself to come up with those ideas.”
“In the end is it about me picking the music that goes with my art or are we trying to get views? Sometimes you’re asking yourself those questions”
Listen to the full episode here or wherever you stream and head over to Instagram to see Carrie’s look that she wore for the podcast at The Tease.