Down to the Basics

At the ripe age of two years old, I knew beauty was in my blood the moment I decided to take my mother's beloved classic red Dior lipstick to scribble all over her vanity mirror. Twenty-one years later, my mother has forgiven (but NOT forgotten!) and I am now a beauty industry professional working in Global Product Marketing from 9-5, and a self-employed makeup artist as well as a freelance makeup artist for Chanel and MAC Cosmetics.  I received my B.A. from UC Irvine and my Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing degree from FIDM (The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) in Los Angeles.  

I'll admit it - My name is Tina Tom and I am a beauty addict. I have a strong conviction that I am able to change the world, one face at a time.  Join me on my beauty-filled adventures ;-) ! 
  • I have oily, sensitive skin.
  • I am allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide (main acne fighting ingredient in countless acne products out in the market) and (gasp) sunscreen - but luckily, I am only allergic to chemical sunscreens. 
  • I've got a plethora of acne scars from my teenage years that require me to use pretty full-coverage makeup daily to cover them up.
  • I am slightly warm-toned, NC30-35 depending on the time of year.