Occupation: Professional Make-up Artist (MUA)
Current location: Greensboro, NC
The saying will forever stand true, "When you look good, you feel good". While to some it may seem superficial, in reality it's the truth. When you like your outfit, your hair is on point and your make-up is flawless, your confidence is illuminating. Unfortunately, we all don't have the skills to make ourselves look as if we hopped off of a runway at New York Fashion Week, but thankfully there are people for that. The #endorsedbykrys feature of the month is blessed with the skills to make you look flawless. Tyneshia (Ty) Knowles, is a Professional Make-up Artist whose goal is to use her gifts to make her clients feel and look good. While in college she perfected her craft and became the go to MUA in the Greensboro area. Now she is expanding her brand to different states with hopes of taking it international.
Describe what your Brand is about? My brand is about when art, beauty, and womanhood mix up together. It is a company that focuses mainly on servicing women through the application of makeup. My passion is directly linked to the artistry part of makeup but my heart is tied to how my gift makes others feel after leaving my chair.
When did you first realize you were passionate about becoming a MUA? I have always had a love for any kind of art- especially drawing and coloring as a child. I first realized my passion for a career as a professional makeup artist in year 2009. After getting my makeup done for the first time at MAC Cosmetics for my senior year prom, I remembered how beautiful and confident I felt as a young woman and I decided that I wanted to do the same for others too.
What are your Top 4 makeup tips?
1. Take care of your skin underneath makeup (moisturize/drink water)
2. Use primer!
3. Find the right foundation for your skin type and undertone
4. Use a brightening under eye concealer and a luminizer for a more youthful look
Who are your inspirations? Romero Jennings, Alex Butler, Tatianna Ward (beat Face Honey), Nicky Posley and Oprah of course!
What would you say is one of your biggest accomplishments to date? My biggest accomplishments to date are: Graduating with my Business degree, sticking to what I love and enjoy, which is artistry, being featured in the #1 Black Hair magazine in the nation (Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles and Hair Guide Magazine May 2015 issue) and becoming an entrepreneur.
"It’s easy to stray away from your passion and I made a decision to make a career out of something I love."
What are the current projects that you are working on? Currently, I am building my portfolio and working on ways to make business connections outside the state of NC and eventually the country.
How would you describe your personal style? Depends on the day and my mood but for the most part…funky, classy, chic
Who inspires your style? Rihanna, Solange, Jennifer Lopez
What is your favorite staple piece? Scarves, pencil skirts, or a perfect lippie to set the tone
What is the last clothing item you purchased? The last time I went shopping I purchased a Powder blue trench coat, tan oversized sweater and a lipstick pink scarf
Fashion to me is: Freedom of expression
The key to flawless skin is: Cleansing/Moisturizing the skin, drink plenty of water and eating a healthy, balanced meal