Bringing a whole new meaning to the word hustle, Vickee (Press Vee) knows how to get shit done. She is a power house, who doesn't let a busy schedule stand in her way (more coffee). Vickee always looks fierce, sophisticated and ready for anything, plus her wings are ALWAYS on point (eyeliner)! I was overjoyed when she agreed to the interview, I wanted in on that flawless face & her inspirations.
Whats your current obsession?
I seem to always be a little obsessed with something or someone in fashion. Currently I am in love with Fashion Blogger Kristina Bazan of "Kayture." She is so successful at such a young age. I have been following her every move on IG and Twitter and take a lot of inspiration from her blog posts. Where she is in the fashion industry right now as a blogger and the opportunities she is able to provide for herself is definitely a goal of mines and is truly inspirational. Aside from Kristina, my FAVORITE beauty obsession right now is a matte lipgloss from Sephora called, "Fig Luster." It's this mauvey-pink color that's so effortless and so natural. Love it!
What are the current contents of your makeup bag?
My makeup bag currently is a mess. I just got back from a trip to New York so everything is just sort of thrown in there. Some main things that are in there are foundation of course, I've been using the Revlon 24Hrs Colorstay foundation, my Anastasia Brow Wiz as well as the dipbrow pomade, Milani Bronzer, Kat Von D Ink tattoo liquid liner, a beauty blender, Maybelline FIT me concealer, Benefit What's Up highlighter, & my Anastasia Contour Kit, (although it doesn't actually fit in my makeup bag, I always carry it:))
Are any of your holy grail products that can always be found in your bag? If so, what are they and what makes them so essential?
I don't know if I have a holy grail, "must always have' product yet, but I do absolutely love my Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. It is honestly THEE BEST liquid liner ever. I've tried a lot of liners and this one has not failed me yet! And I would also say a red lipstick is essential, just in case I end up going somewhere after work and want to look a little more glam.
How would you describe your makeup style?
To be honest, I don't love makeup as much as I love fashion. I love trying new products, and I am a product junkie, but my every day makeup look is very natural and minimal. I used to be all about the dark shadow and smokey eye with bold lips every day, but as I'm getting older, I'm just realizing I look better with less makeup on.
Do you feel your makeup style correlates with your fashion sense?
How I do my makeup totally compliments my sense of style. I am a very minimal type of person when it comes to Fashion. I'm usually in all black, although I am trying to step away from that and add more color to my wardrobe. But even with color I am very simple and classic. I like to be very chic and trendy and not over the top. My makeup is always very soft and the way I dress is very girly and soft as well.
Are there any makeup techniques you wish to master?
I would love to master contouring and....oh yeah, I really need to learn how to put lashes on :P lol
Why do you like your current beauty regime and what does it entail?
I like my beauty routine right now because it's very simple. I apply foundation, concealer, bronzer and blush and contour my face with the Anastasia Contour Kit. I love contouring, so that's always a must, and my eyebrows need to be PERFECT. I probably spend the most time on my brows. I've been loving the Anastasia Dip brow. Other than that, mascara and a soft neutral lip color is all I do. I just like to look very fresh and have this effortless glow. I'll add my Benefit What's Up highlighter on my cheekbones, on my nose, my cupids bow and my brow bone to finish my face.
Are you looking to add anything or do you feel like something is currently missing from your beauty regime? Humm...of course I want to find things to add to my beauty routine that'll make me look flawless :) But the most important thing to me right now, in the winter, is finding a very nourishing moisturizer and primer and foundation. I tend to get a little dry during this season so sometimes my makeup can look cakey even though I don't use a lot. I am also waiting to fall in love with a highlighter. I just love that "dewy, glistening, summertime" look.
What does beauty mean to you?
I've lived by this quote ever since I saw it on Instagram, "Another woman's beauty does not diminish your own." Loving yourself is the number one step to being a beautiful person. I am still learning every single day about what it means to be truly beautiful, as I think every other young woman is. I think as I'm getting older, my views on beauty and what I perceive to be as "beautiful" has completely changed from when I was, say in High School. Being "beautiful" to me is being kind to others, being gentle, loving and having a positive influence on those around you. I know the whole "being beautiful on the inside," sounds pretty cliche but it's true. It took me a while to feel beautiful about myself because I was so obsessed with this image society puts in our minds about what it means to be pretty, and always comparing myself to that image was a huge burden. When you're happy in life and you know that you're being the best YOU you can be, you'll understand what being beautiful really means. Of course there's also going to be something you don't like about yourself, but the goal is to focus on what you do love and enhance those attributes, shine light on them and embrace your skin. Easier said than done of course, I'm continuously working on that, but the point is that I am taking the time to learn about myself and love myself more every day :)
Do you have any bonus tips you would like to pass-on or share?
The only tip I have for any and every one reading this is to simply love yourself, follow our dreams, stay STRONG & stay hungry but humble! Good things happen to good people and whatever you decide to do with your life, it's YOUR life, no one can make you feel bad about living it your way!
Huge thank you again to Miss Vickee Yang for her participation. You can find her over on instagram @veryvickee All pictures were provided by Vickee.