At this time on the weblog we’ve the one and solely Cat Mignano.

Cat is a make-up artist to the celebs and also you’ve in all probability seen her work on Ariana Madix, Mellisa Wooden-Tepperberg, Campbell Puckett aka Pookie, and Lisa Barlow. You’ve additionally seen a lot of her work through the years on our very personal Lauryn Bosstick.

Each time Lauryn travels to New York she is bound to e book (or have Katie e book) Cat virtually each single day.

On this publish, Cat is right here to inform us how she grew to become fascinated with make-up, her favourite merchandise to make use of on Lauryn, favourite merchandise to make use of on herself and the skincare practices wanted to create an ideal canvas for make-up.

With that, let’s welcome Cat Mignano to the weblog.


Introduce your self to The Skinny Confidential viewers.

Cat Mignano: Hey TSC, my title is Cat (aka CAM) & I’m a Skilled Make-up Artist based mostly out of NYC. Artwork has all the time been a ardour of mine; rising up I all the time painted, drawn and liked artwork. It was in center college once I found magnificence creators on YouTube, that my love for make-up started. Fairly than going to varsity, I went to make-up college. Greatest choice I ever made! I by no means thought I may do that full time, however all it takes is somewhat confidence in your self & you are able to do something.

What’s a make-up pattern you like proper now?

CM: Proper now I’m actually into much less is extra. Specializing in enhancing somebody’s pure options brings out a unique sort of magnificence. I maintain discovering myself going again to fundamentals and preserving my make-up wanting extra traditional. Holding it minimal, clear, and never difficult. So I suppose my favourite pattern proper now could be to not observe the developments!

What’s a make-up pattern you by no means need to see once more?

CM: This was a straightforward reply. The 2016 sq. block, aggressive, harsh eyebrows. The Anastasia Beverly Hills forehead pomade was positively the star of the present for this pattern. I’d like to maintain this pattern within the 2010s.

What’s your favourite look to provide Lauryn?

CM: Lauryn is my pure glam lady. We like to prep Lauryn’s pores and skin along with her colostrum moisturizer. This makes her pores and skin tremendous glowy and prepped for make up. Then I like to make use of the Chanel le teint Velvet basis. This gives protection, however nonetheless appears to be like like pores and skin. The primary time I labored with Lauryn she informed me that she needs her brows to stay straight up like a boner. I’ll always remember that and to make it possible for they do, I like to make use of the Anastasia Beverly Hills forehead freeze gel. I exploit a darkish brown eyeshadow and a small angled brush to create a wing on the outer nook of her eyes, this lifts the entire face.

With lashes I like to make use of particular person lashes and simply focus them on the outer nook to boost the elevate. For lip I like to provide Lauryn a pure overline. I’ve been utilizing the Anastasia Beverly Hills deep taupe lip liner nonstop. Then I actually love taking no matter cream blush I used and patting it onto the middle of the lip, after which topping with a juicy gloss; my favourite is by Refy.

Nice make-up begins with nice pores and skin – what are your skincare ideas for creating a phenomenal canvas for make-up? 

CM: Pores and skin prep might be my favourite a part of the entire make-up utility course of. When getting ready a shopper’s pores and skin, I virtually all the time begin with the First Help Magnificence Facial Radiance pads. They even out the pores and skin texture, & increase radiance. Relying on their pores and skin sort, I prefer to go in with a serum, moisturizer, eye cream and/or oil. I feel that eye prep could be very uncared for and this makes the most important distinction in case your product will get cakey or creases beneath your eyes usually. I like to take my time and use my arms to therapeutic massage the merchandise in so it’s not simply sitting on high of the pores and skin. 

BUT, actually good pores and skin begins at dwelling. I like to recommend to my shoppers to shave their face at dwelling to exfoliate, take away peach fuzz and useless pores and skin cells. Shaving your face permits your skincare merchandise to penetrate higher into your face. My fave is after all by The Skinny Confidential. Ensure you put on sunscreen each day and take your make-up off earlier than you go to mattress!

If somebody was stranded on a abandoned island, what are the highest 3 make-up merchandise you advocate they’ve?

CM: Undoubtedly a forehead gel. My favourite is the Anastasia Beverly Hills clear forehead gel. A Tweezerman eyelash roller– curling your eyelashes with no product on makes your eyes look so awake and open. I feel the third must be a lip balm particularly Summer time Fridays. 

I can’t go longer than half-hour with out reapplying lip balm. Additionally, should you’re on an island, perhaps you’ll find some cherries, chew into them and use them as blush and a stain on your lips.

Are you able to inform us your favourite, CLEAN make-up manufacturers?

CM: There are such a lot of unbelievable clear make-up manufacturers now. A few of my favorites are Milk Make-up, Kosas, Saie magnificence, Advantage magnificence, and Persona Cosmetics.

Are you able to stroll us by a straightforward no make-up, make-up look we will do at dwelling?

CM: That is one thing I do just about daily simply to even out my pores and skin tone and make me look alive. I begin with the Anastasia Forehead Freeze and brush my brows up. Curl my eyelashes with the tweezer eyelash roller, take among the Charlotte Tilbury shade corrector beneath my eyes to neutralize my purple undertones.

Generally I don’t even put concealer on, and I’ll simply go forward and take a concealer that’s nearer to my pores and skin tone, and spot conceal any blemishes or redness on my face. The Make-up by Mario pores and skin enhancer has been my obsession the previous couple of months. I like to make use of this to bronze up the face but in addition it provides such a phenomenal end to the pores and skin.

For low upkeep I like Benetint lip & cheek stain by profit. I feel it offers a very nice flush to the cheeks after which I put some on my lips for a sheer wash of shade. I don’t put mascara on daily, however once I do, it’s the Hourglass unlocked mascara. I like that this can be a tubing mascara so it doesn’t leak onto my beneath eyes.

What’s a e book, podcast or useful resource you advocate that helped you construct your online business? 

CM: In make up college we had a 3 week course on enterprise. After I was taking the category, I all the time felt like I didn’t have to concentrate as a result of I believed I’d by no means use it in my life. Quick-forward six years later, I take a look at these notes a minimum of as soon as every week for steering. I’d like to quickly assist different beginning artists in realizing extra about learn how to be your individual boss. 

I’m not simply saying this, however I actually have realized a lot from The HIM & Her Present. Not solely from the unbelievable, inspiring visitors that they’ve on however from Lauryn and Michael themselves. It’s actually my go-to podcast & I do know from listening I’ll all the time both develop my information or study one thing new.


The place can everybody discover you? Pimp your self out! 

CM: You’ll find me on all social media @cam.artistry. CAM is my initials— generally it will get complicated as a result of my title is Cat. However you can name me both one. xx


In the event you’re in want of a make-up artist in NYC remember to get in contact with Cat. She is unbelievable at preserving issues pure and enhancing your already beautiful options.

Make sure to observe @cam.artistry for ideas, tips and preview her fabulous work in your favourite celebrities and influencers.

x, The Skinny Confidential workforce.

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