Kimberley “Colour Creep” Margarita has been creating out-of-this world fantasy looks since 2015.
Her portfolio is full of pastel princesses and ethereal beauties everywhere you look. But as admirable as Kimberley’s work may be, even more impressive is her perseverance.
According to an interview with PopSugar, Kimberley attended makeup school but was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2014.
The pain she experienced prevented her from working typical jobs. Rather than be defeated by the condition, Kimberley experimented with makeup at home before sharing her designs with the internet.
She now enjoys over 500k followers on the Colour Creep Instagram and primarily makes her living through social media. Kimberley has also found ways to better manage her pain, allowing further interaction with her audience.
It’s clear that Kimberley stands behind her work and believes that makeup is a way to share inner beauty rather than hide self doubt.
“Makeup is my art and my face is my canvas, and it’s a huge part of how I express myself.”
She shares uplifting messages on Instagram captions and posts before and afters to show that no one needs to match the media’s depiction of “perfect.” Kimberley uses her influence to inspire others to be proud of who they are.
Colour Creep was one of the top six finalists in this year’s NYX Face Awards. It was a well-deserved honor for this extraordinary makeup artist.
One of my favorite Colour Creep looks is the Jackalope Queen. The use of multiple colors and layered products create flawless, lace-like details around the face. By blotting out the upper lip with foundation and redefining it according to the nose, the face is given a bunny-like appearance.
“Makeup is a reflection of who I am on the inside, shown outwards.”
Every look brings another character to life. In a Q&A video for her Fox Dragon Hybrid, Kimberley said she fuels her imagination through nature and art. This ode to the animal kingdom encompasses both aspects with vivid pops of color, mini horns and metallic scales.
Kimberley’s Angel design seems to mix aspects of Renaissance sculptures with modern-day glam. The shimmery highlighter draws attention to her features, while pearls and petals add extra delicacy. It looks like she’s floated straight out of an Italian fresco!
Following her videos, anyone can become the embodiment of glittering goodness.
Colour Creep reminds us that we all have a unique beauty that deserves expression, and even hardships can lead to dazzling outcomes.
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