This month we are featuring MUA, Beauty Blogger and influencer, Carla Hayes. She shares with us a few of her beauty secrets, what she's curious about and one of the juiciest things she's ever done!
CARLA HAYES: I am a 43 year old single mother of two boys, one son is 23 and one son that is 13. I have an obsession, love and passion for all things beauty. I am an Influencer, MUA, Beauty Blogger, Brand Ambassador for several companies and I receive PR and do collaborations with many many beauty and skincare companies and do reviews on their beauty and skincare. I am also a creator for Octoly
42 DUBONNET: What’s one secret you learned when you started wearing / doing makeup?
CARLA HAYES: In this photo I'm wearing:
• 42 Dubonnet Eyeshadow Quad
in Shades (used 3 out of 4 shades) Moonshine, Sidecar and Bourbon
CARLA HAYES: I have two secrets. First, if your run out of liner you can use black or any color eye shadow as an eyeliner, just wet your brush. Second, pat face primer on your skin don't rub it in. If you pat it in it pushes down in your pores and makes your pores disappear completely!
42 DUBONNET: What’s one of your secrets for how you do your own makeup?
CARLA HAYES: How I hold my makeup brushes at the tip of the brush, using a very light hand...and the brand matters. Second secret is if you don't have any brow gel, you can use hairspray to hold down your brow hairs (spray on toothbrush preferably not the one you brush your teeth with LOL).
42 DUBONNET: What’s one of the juiciest secrets you’ve ever been told (one that won’t get you in trouble for sharing it)?
CARLA HAYES: I don't have a juicy secret on someone else but I do on myself. When I was younger I met my ex-boyfriend, a month later we snuck off and got married, didn't tell anyone, no family or friends and a week later had it annulled. OOPS!
42 DUBONNET: What’s one thing you’re curious about?
CARLA HAYES: One thing I'm curious about is how this world will be when my two boys are my age. The world today is such a cruel place with so many bad things happening and I pray it's a better and happier world when they are my age and that the wars are all over.
42 DUBONNET: What’s the most forbidden thing you’ve ever done?
CARLA HAYES: I've actually never done anything forbidden. If anything it would for sure be something when I was younger. Like when I was 15-18 years old I would sneak out of the house with my childhood best friend to go hang out with boys.
42 DUBONNET: What’s your favorite look to create?
CARLA HAYES: My favorite look to create would definitely be a matte foundation finish, a mix of brown eyeshadows and a nude or red lip. That's usually my go-to look.
42 DUBONNET: Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us of this look?
42 DUBONNET: What’s one secret for creating this look?
CARLA HAYES: The Lashes have to be dramatic and the red lip has to be a matte lip.
Thank you Carla Hayes for interviewing with us! You can follow Carla on Instagram: @carla_hayes74