Isabella Connery - Texas Interview by Zoe D'Angelo Nomination and Photography by Angie Read Photography Issue 21 - Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: I am lucky to have Isabella Connery on my senior model team this year. She is currently a Junior at Klein Collins High School, and loves make up! She not only loves to wear it, but she loves to wear it well...playing up to her best features. And, she knows when to go light and pretty, and when to go for the more dramatic look. Isabella has a side job as a makeup artist. She can easily apply what she has learned about make up to other people as well! I'm sure that I can learn some make up tips from Isabella! :)
Where did your love for makeup come from? My love for makeup comes from my early days of competitive dancing. I had to learn how to properly apply my makeup, so I was ready to perform on the stage.
Tell us what your everyday makeup look consists of. My everyday makeup look consists of light eyebrow filling, a coat of mascara, a moisturizer with SPF, tinted face powder, and Vaseline.
What are your favorite types of makeup brands to use? If you had to pick one to use for the rest of your life, which one would it be and why? My favorite types of makeup brands to use are budget friendly and inclusive ones like NYX and Urban Decay. If I had to pick one to use for the rest of my life, it’d have to be Benefit because it’s totally underrated.
What has been your favorite job you have had with your makeup artist career? I worked with an adult client who was going to celebrate her 25th wedding anniversary. She hired me to apply her makeup, and when I was done, she felt rejuvenated and was ready to celebrate! It was very cool and fulfilling.
What are some tips for someone who is suffering with acne? Do you have any special treatments you could recommend them? When it comes to acne, I know the struggle. Especially as a teenager. When I’m breaking out, I find it beneficial to cut down on the amount of product I’m using and apply a salicylic acid spot treatment twice a day. Stick to just a cleanser, moisturizer, and spot treatment for daily use. Be careful not to strip your skin of its natural oils, as it can lead to breakouts.
What about you inspires others? Something about me that inspires others is my ability to attain my goals despite my daily obstacles with having Tourette’s Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements of the body known as “ticks”. Life with Tourette’s includes learning information differently than others and working relentlessly around the clock to be able to comprehend subject matter. Tourette’s can be very distracting and disruptive to even simple daily tasks. Having this condition has taught me self-discipline and other essential lifelong skills for anyone who aspires of being successful. Living with something that has no cure could be looked at as a curse, but I just see it as a part of me that challenges me to do my best. I believe facing your challenges head on is a valuable life skill for anyone to have.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be where you are today? My advice to anyone who wants to be where I am today is the following; know your worth, market your skills, be persistent, maintain an efficient mindset, and let your actions reflect your goals.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In five years, I see myself as a senior in college getting ready to enter the world with my higher education and making my dreams reality.
Image by Joan Connery
How do you keep yourself organized with everything you have on your plate? I am a firm believer of both mental and physical organization being successful approaches to maintain everything that you seek to accomplish.
What is your favorite activity or pastime that wasn’t in your nomination? My appreciation of Fine Arts.
Do you have a hidden talent? What is it? Singing!
Who do you find inspiring? My dance teacher of 13 years, Kim Kelly at Progressions Performing Arts.
Pizza or Tacos? Taco pizza (it’s a thing). Soda or water? Water.
Cats or dogs? Cats
3 things on your bucket list See my name in lights, cliff jump, and be on the cover of a magazine.
Isabella will be featured in issue 21 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!