BEAUTY OF THE WEEK

CHRISTIAN ALVAREZ

Introducing Christian Alvarez as Ardell's Beauty of the week!

  
He’s fierce, fabulous, ferocious and here to spill all his beauty secrets with us!   

AR: What three words best describe you?   
CA:

Fabulous, Fierce and ferocious

AR: Tell us about yourself.  
CA:

Hello Loves, my name is Khrisskontours and I’m a beauty guru based out of Los Angeles CA. My passion is all things beauty. Who doesn’t love to look good and feel good at the same time. I’ve been doing make up officially since 2018 and just have continued from then on. Evolving and changing but most importantly growing every step of the way.

 

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Photos provided by Christian Alvarez

AR: Describe your earliest beauty memory. 
CA:

I would say my earliest beauty memory is being in my mothers beauty salon as a child. Watching all the ladies come in and get their hair done to not only look good but to also feel good really stuck with me.   

AR: Who had the biggest beauty influence on you growing up?
CA:

I'd say the biggest beauty influence besides my mother would be Jennifer Lopez. Coming from a Puerto Rican household and the era I was growing up in she truly was just the most gorgeously effortless celeb I could relate with. She really inspired me and still till this day shows that no matter what age you are you can ALWAYS be beautiful.    

 

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Photos provided by Christian Alvarez

AR: What is something that you no longer believe about beauty that you once did? 
CA:

Something that I no longer believe about beauty that I once did would have to be not being a woman. Being a man and also an Androgynous man, I have learned how to embrace both my feminine and masculine qualities and use both of them to the best of my ability. Beauty has no gender.

AR: How do you define beauty today?
CA:

Beauty today is everywhere. I love seeing people from different walks of life express their own individual beauty in their own way. It shows that beauty doesn’t just stop at where we see it.       

 

“Being a man and also an Androgynous man, I have learned how to embrace both my feminine and masculine qualities and use both of them to the best of my ability. Beauty has no gender.”
– Christian Alvarez

AR: Do you have any favorite beauty hacks that you swear by?  
CA:

The beauty hack that I swear by would have to be over lining your lips. I just love a full lip. If I can make it look filler I sure will babe! Lol 

AR: Is there a moment in your career that you are most proud of?    
CA: The most proud I’ve been in my career would have to be when I shot my first beauty campaign. I would feel like i would never get to that point but no matter how big or small it was I’m still chasing after it and making it happen.               
AR: What’s your go-to makeup or skin care routine?    
CA: My go-to makeup would have to ALWAYS be contours. It’s a must in my routine       

 

AR: What's the best beauty tip you’ve ever discovered?    
CA: The best beauty tip I’ve ever discovered was putting lash glue on the back edge of your lashes to give you a lift. It truly has changed the game for me.      
AR: What is your favorite beauty trend right now?  
CA:

My fave beauty trend at the moment would have to be the blush concealer moment. I don’t know how to explain it other than it looks sooooo good.

AR: Do you listen to music when you get ready? If so, who is on your playlist?  
CA: Music is a MUST. Queen Beyoncé will forever be a go to on my playlist. Need i say more? Lol  
AR: In addition to getting glammed up, how do you like to spend your free time?  
CA: I love to spend my free time with friends. When you’re around people that truly understand you and see you for you. There’s no better feeling.         

 

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Photos provided by Christian Alvarez

AR: What would someone never guess about you?    
CA: Someone would never guess that I still get anxiety when doing an eyeliner lol      
AR: What is one of your favorite inspirational quotes?
CA: “This too shall pass” no matter what you’re going through you can make it through it.  
AR: Describe what the perfect "day off" looks like to you.
CA: The perfect martini, with a day out at the beach with sounds of the water waves and light wind between my ears.
AR: Do you have any words of advice for others who may want to embark on a beauty career?
CA: To just go for it and do it. There’s no better time like the present. 
AR: What’s next for you?
CA: What’s next for me is to keep growing and eventually have my own line. Let’s make it happennnn!!!

 

RAPID-FIRE: ARDELL BEAUTY QUESTIONS

AR: What are your favorite ARDELL lash styles? Why?
CA:

I love the Eco lashes in Lifted. Not only does it look great on you but the carton is biodegradable.  

AR: What keeps you coming back to ARDELL lashes?
CA: Ardell is amazing at everything they do. The unlimited amounts of styles they provide. You will have a lash for every occasion.         
AR: What is the trick for the perfect ARDELL lash application?
CA: I’d say the trick for me would be laying down your glue not only on your lash but your lash line. It gives the lash something else to grab onto and hold it down.         
AR: Best ARDELL lash style for an everyday look?
CA: The insta- lift lashes in style Wishful
AR: Best ARDELL lash style for an all-out Glam look
CA: Big beautiful lashes in BBL cheeky
AR: Mascara on top of ARDELL Lashes or Nah?
CA: I always apply mascara before lashes but with Ardell they never need it after
AR: What other ARDELL products you use?
CA: The pencil point Eyeliner comes in handy every time. 
AR: What is your go-to DUO lash glue formula?
CA: The lash couture super strong. 

 

PRODUCTS USED BY CHRISTIAN ALVAREZ

DUO QUICK-SET STRIPLASH ADHESIVE, DARK, 5G DUO QUICK-SET STRIPLASH ADHESIVE, DARK, 5G

DUO QUICK-SET STRIPLASH ADHESIVE, DARK, 5G
 

INSTA-LIFT WISHFUL INSTA-LIFT WISHFUL

INSTA-LIFT WISHFUL
 

BIG BEAUTIFUL LASHES CHEEKY BIG BEAUTIFUL LASHES CHEEKY

BIG BEAUTIFUL LASHES CHEEKY
 

ECOLASHES™ LIFTED ECOLASHES™ LIFTED

ECOLASHES™ LIFTED