When I first heard from Sergio Escalona and checked out his website, I knew I was in for something special. Sergio is first and foremost a visual artist. With a degree in visual arts, he combined his passion for color with cosmetics, utilizing the face as his canvas. Studying abroad in Europe alongside prestige brands, Sergio was inspired to create his own cosmetics line in 2012, Art On It. Each piece of his collection is embossed with an original work of art created by Sergio, with the innate expectation to embrace color and mix mediums to achieve the desired end result – just like an artist. Continue reading to learn more about this Houston beauty studio in my exclusive L’Atelier de ArtOnIt interview…
The Art On It storefront is serene, welcoming and simplistic – allowing the cosmetics to stand out. Sergio was kind enough to work his magic on me during my visit and I left feeling pampered, calm and beautiful – almost like I went to a spa, but instead I was red-carpet ready.
Continue reading to learn more about the brand, my makeover and what Sergio thinks are every woman’s makeup must-haves for a five-minute face…
For customers that are new to your line, what are your top three must-tries from the collection?
The foundation is beautiful and adaptable to many skin tones. It creates such a natural finish, especially combined with my [versatile] powder. The eyeliners are something different. They will not budge and the marker tip makes for easy application even for beginners. Certainly explore the Chromatics [eyeshadow quads or trios]. You can use them wet for more intense pigment, or dry for a light wash of color.
What do you feel is the biggest beauty mistake women make?
They do not change or adapt the way the do their makeup. As we age and as new products come out with new technology, it’s important to adjust, learn and improve.
Who is your biggest inspiration or role model in the cosmetics industry?
Without a doubt, Kevin Aucoin. He was a true artist. He transformed people and had such an amazing passion for what he did.
What’s the ideal five-minute face for women on the go?
A dusting of powder, concealer as needed, lots of mascara and a swipe of lipstick!
If you were on a deserted island and could only have one makeup product, what would you bring?
Lipstick …And large sunglasses 🙂
After spending time playing with Sergio’s beautiful makeup, he began my makeover using his luminous, anti-aging foundation in Medium, spot concealing and setting with his mattifying powder, bronzing with Cassidy’s Sun and blush in Be Good. To play up my eyes, Sergio used his black felt tip liner in Cat Noir, with Asphyxia Chromatic eyeshadow quad. In completing the look, he used one of his top-selling lipsticks in Renoir, topping it with an unexpected, sheer yellow gold gloss.
My skin looked completely flawless all day. I definitely recommend his foundation and powder – such a natural finish with amazing coverage. I left the studio that day with another Chromatic palette, Mia Sorella, and Renoir lipstick. It was such a perfect pop of subtle color!
The ironic thing about the palette I chose was the art on it (pun fully intended)! It’s a young girl riding a unicorn and it’s called Mia Sorella. For those of you who didn’t know, I’m in a sorority and our mascot is the unicorn. Mia Sorella translated in Italian is ‘my sister.’ Clearly, this trio was meant to be mine.
If you’re local to Houston, you definitely need to check out L’Atelier de ArtOnIt in the Galleria area. Sergio will make you feel beautiful!
L’Atelier de ArtOnIt
3000 Sage Road, Ste. 1159
Houston, TX 77056
Happy makeup exploring,
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