To my family I’ve always been Lulu, but everyone outside of my family knows me by Zena (pronounced Zee-Nah), yes like the warrior princess – why do they all think I’ve never heard that one before? – I’m an Assyrian native, raised in Toronto Ontario Canada, and currently residing in Chicago, Illinois.
As a professional makeup artist, I began my career from the heart of passion for beauty, skincare and fashion. My passion continued to grow over the years through being a beauty adviser to my family, my friends and their friends! Overtime I was constantly finding myself answering questions about makeup and skincare and providing recommendations to others. My advice came from my own personal experience with an array of products I had used or was using, so I figured I might as well turn my passion into a career! Soon after my decision I began working at MAC Cosmetics where I got the chance to work on many different faces, skin types, and gain a lot of experience as a freelance makeup artist.
In general I just happen to be an intrigued and curious beauty junkie. I love reading the latest and greatest, going the extra mile with a ton of research in skin care and beauty, in order to be thoroughly informed. Despite the knowledge, I’m simply here as just another consumer like yourself and not a hoity-toity pro – honestly. Having a strong passion for artistry in general has led me to makeup, where I can express my passion in art utilizing beautiful people as my canvas. That, along with my knowledge and knack for creating a beautiful base for any look with a main focus on beauty in the simplistic, is what I believe makes me unique. While my strength is generally in beauty, you’ll also find a sprinkle of fashion, lifestyle, decor, and wellness content here.
When I’m not busy in the world of makeup and beauty, I am a practicing and seasoned marketing professional, and I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have in that respect as well. In my spare time – if any – I love reading, cooking, traveling the world, and spending time with my family and friends.
I hope that sharing my knowledge with you will inspire and support you on the road to your success. So take your time and poke around, I hope you like what you see.
Thanks for visiting and remember True Beauty comes from within us through the confidence and light we exude from our hearts!