Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series "In Conversation" where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from the beauty sectors's most influential business leaders.
Monika Blunder is a Los Angeles based makeup artist and the brain behind her eponymous beauty label. She was born and raised in a small mountain town in Austria and moved to America at the age of 23 to pursue a career in the makeup industry.
Her leap of faith paid off and she studied under master makeup artists including Kevyn Aucoin and Paul Starr. Today Blunder has established herself as an in-demand artist, working with celebrities such as Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, and Megan Fox. In 2020, Blunder launched her own beauty label inspired by Austrian botanicals. Each product is vegan and created following the European clean beauty guidelines she grew up knowing.
Blunder tells Tom Shearsmith, News Editor & Senior Writer, about how her leap of faith from Austria to the US felt, what it was like learning her craft from beauty legend Kevyn Aucoin, the hidden world of celebrity makeup artistry, why she felt she needed to found a makeup brand, the product range and what the future holds for the business.
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