How were you drawn into the world of beauty and can you tell me about your journey of becoming a makeup artist?
My evolution of becoming a makeup artist has gone hand in hand with a need to keep growing and learning to become a better version of myself. Fully committing to being a creative and being my own boss took a leap of faith in the beginning, but with each day came the new possibility of something wonderful happening. Once I had stepped onto that path, I met incredible people who helped to shape my journey, without whom I would not be where I am today.
In a previous interview you talked about breaking conventional rules when it comes to beauty. Do you feel like there are any rules that you were scared to break in the beginning, that you eventually broke and feel proud of?
Let’s talk about your transition from being a makeup artist into this new business Lit by Lucy. You started working on this during the beginning stages of lock down, how has Covid changed the way you think creatively? What was it about those times that made you want to start a new business?
There was space and a stillness that came during lock down. Starting a new project was compelling at a time when I needed to immerse and escape. Etching monogrammed initials onto candle glass and delivering by hand to family and friends was my way to connect to the people I was missing. I am blessed through my work as a makeup artist to be surrounded by a network of inspiring people. Through those connections, the word spread, and the response was overwhelmingly wonderful. Thanks to the beautiful people who fell in love with them, wrote about them, and shared them, Lit by Lucy was born.
How did you come up with the design of the candles?
One thing I read about Lit by Lucy candles is that it is dedicated to the well-being of the planet. Can you talk to me about how important this was when creating your candles and what your business is doing specifically that speaks to this?
I wanted to use Lit By Lucy it as a tool to give back by supporting charities that work for the greater good of the planet. The World Land Trust do incredible work that makes a difference to eco systems, endangered wildlife, and rainforests. Through them, we have been able to purchase and secure acres of land that will be protected. My new launch of candles of beautifully bespoke hand-blown glass are designed to be kept and recycled as vases or vessels for life. I hope to be able to continue to grow and give back.