My name is Connie Lucio also known as (glambyconnie_) from Abilene Texas, but currently live in California. I’m a self-taught makeup artist for a little over 5+ years, my passion for makeup started when I had to do my makeup for my quinceanera while watching “how to do quince makeup for a pink dress” and that morning I used my mom’s makeup and the other girls who were in my quince loved how I did my makeup so they asked me to do their makeup too. That day I realized how much I enjoyed learning makeup, the techniques, the shimmer eyeshadows, mattes, variety of colors and learning to work with others face shapes, and what their makeup preferences were and that’s when I started looking into makeup a lot more because it made me feel happy, good and embrace who I am. I tried going through cosmetology school to better my makeup skills since I got recommended that was my only way to learn more about makeup but it wasn’t all about makeup so it made me unhappy for the longest until I gave up cosmetology school to focus more on having time to do makeup on myself, being a makeup content creator or YouTuber, I do not once regret giving it up because I attended a makeup academy that I dearly love so much and makes me happy. Soon after, I opened up to my mom on what I really wanted to do as a career she was supportive and took me to ulta beauty to let me pick out couple of things to practice and my first purchases was a Morphe 35B palette, 35OM and an urban decay foundation. I enjoyed being at ulta beauty and seeing different types of makeup brands, what certain products can do for you, and being able to be creative. So I would sit hours in my room working with different eye looks, it was my coping mechanism from a lot of my rough patches growing up in high school, struggling with anxiety, being shy, battling bullying/ cyberbullying and being anti-social, it helped me cope with those issues. Every time I was stressed or came home I would right away go to my room to do my makeup and start posting my looks becoming more creative, and makeup slowly became a passion of mine and I have not stopped showing my passion for makeup.
I enjoy challenging myself into new trends, getting out of my content comfort zone by wearing that black lipstick, hot pink lipstick and neon-bright eyeshadow with graphic liners.
I couldn’t be more happier on my decision along with the many more opportunities I got on my makeup journey as a self-taught artist. I will always believe people can achieve anything because I never thought I would get the attention, more skilled or opportunities as I do today being a makeup content creator and it’s only the beginning for me and I’m happy to continue growing, learning and sharing positivity all across my makeup platforms helping other small creators hoping I can inspire others to keep pushing and believe In themselves. – @glambyconnie_