We had the good fortune of connecting with Kortnee Hull and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kortnee, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
My day job I work as a social worker, primarily focusing on children and families and I wanted to bridge my love for social impact and mental health with my love for makeup. I believe that self confidence and self care are two important aspects we forget a lot about and tend to overlook. I love to use makeup as a way to bridge both for people who just want to truly feel like themselves; no crazy enhancements just naturally them. By doing this, I’m hoping that I can influence people within my community who value and love themselves to show that same love to others.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I got into makeup over 7 years ago while I was in college. I actually always had a passion for makeup but college is where I started to do it for fun; glamming my girlfriends before parties, events, etc. I then got into doing makeup for photo shoots, small film sets, and small music videos. After that, I started to lose interest in my craft because it wasn’t fun for me anymore. I think I got drained from it but I also think if I had better guidance I would have stuck with it. After years of taking a hiatus, I decided to get back into it with much more structure and a solid plan. Through all this I definitely learned that being me putting effort into my craft truly pays off and that doing the bare minimum is out. It’s not easy getting back into the game either knowing we have so many talented makeup artists present. I know I may have got passed on because I’ve been out of the game for a while but that just gives me even more determination to push on.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Southern California has so much to offer. First I definitely would suggest hitting the beaches, specifically our beaches in OC like Newport and Huntington; so much to do and beautiful views of the pacific. Next, I’d suggest venturing into the trendier part of LA to have the biggest food tour ever. LA (DTLA/Fairfax) has some of the best hotspot food ever. Next you can’t come to LA and not visit Hollywood. You have to do that at least once to get the full experience. Lastly, I also suggest hitting the other side of Southern California and seeing Temecula (wine country). It has the most serene wineries ever with such good vibes all around.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I honestly would love to thank my Facebook community group, Something Borrowed Something New (SBSN) and the members there who really gave me the courage and will power to get back into makeup professionally. I really had a rally of people behind me and it feels good knowing I do. I also have to acknowledge my husband and close friends as well. As soon as I told them I was getting back into makeup more professionally, they have been nothing but supportive and have cheered me on through my journey.

Website: https://bit.ly/KHullMakeup

Instagram: @kortneeh (personal) @khullmakeup (makeup page)

Image Credits
Crysta Burgess Kinsey Nicole Photography Annie Eaton – Light Touches Photography

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