DESIREÉ: My name is Desireé Delia. I am a makeup artist in New York City. I discovered my talent for makeup as a model but I always owed my passion for beauty to my late grandmother, “The Beauty Queen,” who never left home without her lipstick—she was the cutest thing. Over the past 5 years in NYC, I have worked with celebrities in fashion, music, television, and film. My work can be seen on the runways in New York and Paris, Vogue Italia, IRK Paris, imirage Magazine, Volition, Southern Living, and others. I trained with Chic Studios NYC and Makeup Mastered, working with artists from 80 different countries. I have a BS and MBA and publishing my first Makeup inspired coloring book with Authorhouse. What inspires me is the beauty in people, places, and things.
42 DUBONNET: Tell us more about the coloring book you mentioned. When is it coming out?
“Create Your Own Makeup Image” is launching this holiday season and can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
42 DUBONNET: What is your proudest career accomplishment?
DESIREÉ: This is such a hard question to answer because at one point or another every accomplishment was my proudest. Last year it was doing makeup at Paris Fashion Week, a few weeks ago was being featured in Vogue Italia, then it was was working with a celebrity I had been wanting to work with. Today, it's my coloring book I've been working on.
42 DUBONNET: What’s your favorite look to create?
42 DUBONNET: What’s one secret for creating this look?
42 DUBONNET: Is there anything else you'd like our readers to know about you?
DESIREÉ: That I’m a true believer in that if there’s a will there’s a way and I’m big into meditation and building up those in your life.
42 DUBONNET: Thank you Desireé for interviewing with us! Before we go I'd like to share with our audience how our readers follow you or reach out to you.