BEAUTY OF THE WEEK

MONI SEBESTYEN

Meet Moni Sebestyen, ARDELL’S Beauty of the Week. 

She is a hustler, creative, passionate, and is sharing her beauty secrets with us! 

AR: Tell us about yourself? 
MS: Over the past 17 years, I have been focused on building my career as a Hair/Makeup Artist in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in Los Angeles. I have been fortunate enough to have built business relationships in Hollywood where I have worked on many celebrities, models on runways, red carpet events, and TV shows. I recently opened up my own salon, The Beautiful and the Wild, in Los Gatos, CA where I focus on my Bay Area clients. On weekends, I am usually working weddings, locally or destination, to glam the bride and wedding party. Seasonally, I am the makeup artist for the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush and sometimes the Golden State Warriors. When I look back at my career path, it's hard to believe this journey started in high school as an elective credit.    
AR: Describe your earliest beauty memory.
MS:

Going into the MAC store and seeing everyone’s makeup and how creative they were.         

 

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AR: Who had the biggest beauty influence on you growing up?
MS: Jennifer Lopez and Scott Barnes!!! I loved watching her music videos and seeing his work on JLO. The “glow.” 
AR: What is something that you no longer believe about beauty that you once did?
MS: That there are rules. Everyone has a different way of doing things. There aren’t rules on how to do makeup. There are tips but not rules.    

 

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AR: How do you define beauty today?
MS: This is a hard one. You have people doing the super matte look or others doing the no makeup, makeup look. It’s really what you feel the most comfortable in your own skin.      
AR: Do you have any favorite beauty practices that you swear by?
MS: Sleep and drinking water.        

 

“When I look back at my career path, it's hard to believe this journey started in high school as an elective credit.”
– Moni Sebestyen

AR: When do you feel most beautiful?
MS: Definitely when I have my hair done and lashes on. Doesn’t matter if you don’t wear makeup but the minute you put lashes on, all of a sudden you feel like a million bucks! (Or at least I do)        
AR: What’s your go-to makeup or skin care routine?
MS: Go to makeup – hmmm is hard. Definitely have to have a good brow pencil and mascara. Skin routine, I live for a retinol.       
AR: What is your favorite beauty trend right now?
MS: Pops of color!  

 

AR: What is the best beauty tip you’ve ever discovered? 
MS: Confidence. 
AR: Do you listen to music when you get ready? If so, who is on your playlist?
MS: Love to listen to music, it’s a way for me to decompress. I listen to everything!    
AR: What would someone never guess about you?
MS: I am full Hungarian. Or that I am low key OCD.    
AR: What's next for you?
MS: I have always been a firm believer of whatever happens is meant to be. For now, the path I am taking is one that has to do with a new and exciting challenge. My new salon, The Beautiful and The Wild. This is where my focus lies right now. I am so excited to continue pursuing new opportunities once I am smooth sailing with this endeavor.     

 

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AR: In addition to making people feel beautiful, how do you like to spend your free time?
MS: I love to travel and explore new places with my family. I definitely work hard so I can play hard.    
AR: What is one of your favorite inspirational quotes? 
MS:

“A girl should be 2 things: who and what she wants!” - Coco Chanel  

 

RAPID-FIRE: ARDELL BEAUTY QUESTIONS

AR: What keeps you coming back to ARDELL lashes?
MS: They are the best fitting to my eyes as well as my clients’ eyes. Always have new lashes to try!      
AR: What is the trick for the perfect ARDELL lash application?
MS: I like to wait till the duo is tacky and put the middle down first, then the inner side of the corner and then the outside corner. I also put mascara on after they dry to stick them together too.
AR: Best ARDELL lash style for an everyday look
MS: Obsessed with the Naked lashes! 424, 421, 420. They are my wedding favorites or the everyday look. They look natural but enhanced!!     
AR: Best lash style for an all-out Glam look
MS: Studio Effects Double Up Wispies.  
AR: Mascara on top of Lashes or Nah?
MS: I always put mascara on top of the lashes to blend them better. And I also like to squeeze them together when it’s still fresh. No gaps!!!      
AR: What other ARDELL products do you use + love?
MS: Love the Faux Mink lashes too!  
AR: What is your go-to DUO lash glue formula?
MS: Just discovered the new Quick-Set adhesive in black. (Wish it was clear) but my gosh it dries so quick!!! Love!!! 

 

PRODUCTS USED BY MONI SEBESTYEN

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

DUO QUICK-SET STRIPLASH ADHESIVE, DARK, 5G

STUDIO EFFECTS WISPIES image STUDIO EFFECTS WISPIES image

STUDIO EFFECTS WISPIES

NAKED LASH 420 image NAKED LASH 420 image

NAKED LASH 420

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NAKED LASH 421

NAKED LASH 424 image NAKED LASH 424 image

NAKED LASH 424