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Meet The Pros - Kendell Cotta - Gerard Cosmetics

Meet The Pros - Kendell Cotta

Connect with Kendell Cotta on Instagram @Kendellcotta

From Tattoo Apprentice to Makeup Maestra: My Journey into Beauty

Hey there, makeup lovers! It's Kendall Cotta here, and I'm beyond excited to share my journey with you. From growing up in a quaint town outside the Bay Area to becoming a Professional Makeup Artist represented by The Rex Agency in Los Angeles, my path has been nothing short of stimulating. Can you believe it all started with me apprenticing as a tattoo artist? Yup, that's right! I've always had this innate artistic flair, and while I was navigating college, I stumbled upon the world of makeup by chance at Sephora. Fast forward 11 years, and here I am, living my dream in the City of Angels.

Three Gems of Wisdom for Rising Makeup Artists

Now, let's dive into some nuggets of wisdom I've picked up along the way. For all you aspiring makeup mavens out there, here's the scoop:

1. Immerse yourself in inspiration: Whether it's connecting with fellow artists or keeping an eye on the latest trends, surrounding yourself with creativity is key.

2. Don't Forget the power of networking: Some of my biggest breakthroughs came from reaching out to others in the industry and collaborating on exciting projects.

3. Authenticity is your secret weapon: Stay true to yourself, radiate positivity, and watch those opportunities roll in! Everyone wants to work with someone who is good energy and is easy to get along with.

Slay The Bake Pink Blurring Powder


It's All A Blur: A Powder That Airbrushes

Now let's chat about my makeup kit must-haves. One product I simply can't live without is the "Slay The Bake Pink Blurring Powder" from Gerard Cosmetics. Trust me, this stuff is magic in a jar. With its ability to create a soft-focus effect and give your skin that ethereal brightness, it's jaw-dropping. Pair it with the Gerard Cosmetics triangle puff for an airbrushed finish that'll have you looking like a million bucks. Seriously, consider it your new makeup obsession.

Pro Tip: Picture Perfect Complexion

And now, for my little secret to achieving that picture-perfect complexion: luxury skin prep. Picture this: indulging in eye masks, collagen lip masks, and a decadent skincare routine before diving into your makeup application. It's like laying down the perfect foundation for a masterpiece. I love having eye masks on hand and a semi extensive skin prep routine. The Gerard Cosmetics collagen-boosting Lip Masks are great for hydration too. When your skin is prepped to perfection, the makeup just glides on effortlessly, leaving you with a radiant canvas that's ready for its close-up.

And thats my story! My journey, my tips, and my favorite beauty essentials—all wrapped up with a bow, just for you. Remember, your journey in makeup is uniquely yours. Embrace it, own it, and let your creativity soar. After all, the world is your canvas, and with a little makeup magic, anything is possible. 🎀



Kendell's Work on Caroline Polacheck for Grammys 2024

Kendell's work on Naressa Valdez

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