As Stila’s Global Director of Creative Artistry, Sarah Lucero spends half of her time travelling and training Stila’s field team on how to use the latest Stila products. The other half of her time is spent backstage at fashion shows, helping top celebrities (like the Beckhams, Brooke Shields, Katherine Heigl, Julia Roberts) get red-carpet ready, and acting as a beauty expert for both television and print.
Sarah was also the makeup artist for our new Brand Campaign images. She is absolutely beautiful inside and out and we got to ask her our five favorite questions…
New York or Los Angeles, and why?
California…or can I say both?! Here’s why…
I’m a California native born and raised in both Southern California and Northern California. My entire family lives in Northern California and that is where I will always feel at home. Los Angeles is a great place for me to live as a makeup artist, since I work with Stila and the company is based in LA. I do love the relaxed lifestyle here – I love to hike and spend time near the ocean to relax. I love to be outside and LA weather is pretty amazing.
I work in NYC every month and I enjoy every minute of it! I would have loved to live in NYC when I was younger, just starting out in my career. I feel so much energy, passion, and positive inspiration when I’m working there. NYC brings together creative and amazing people that create the feeling of pure opportunity, and I love that feeling!
Give us a sense of your personal style?
My personal style is very Boho Parisian chic. I love anything by Isabel Marant. She makes beautiful pieces that are really easy to wear to work, or dress up for an event. I always feel really cool and very comfortable when I’m wearing Isabel Marant. I wear Isabel Marant booties every day! Easy and comfortable-plus they look good with any outfit. And, I love Habitual jeans and I wear my skinny Alice coated jeans every other day usually with a t-shirt from James Perse. I also love dresses and wear Diane Von Furstenberg often, along with Victoria Beckham – she makes the most beautiful dresses that flatter my body shape so well!
You’re best known for being a make-up artist, but what do you consider your greatest talent?
My greatest talent besides being a make-up artist?? Hmmmm? I’m pretty good at making friends and making people feel comfortable in any situation. I always say hello to people and I feel that a simple sweet genuine smile makes anyone feel calm and comfortable. Positive energy is very important to me. My other talent is that I have a photographic memory.
What’s your daily habit?
I check net-a-porter.com everyday! It’s a few minutes of fantasy to see what’s new! I can press order really fast too so it’s my secret habit! I also walk outside every day. Walking relaxes my mind and allows me to listen to my body to see how I feel. It’s very important for me to do this daily since I had breast cancer a year ago. I love to be alone and enjoy the silence once in a while. Finally, I call my parents every day and say hi!
What’s one thing in your closet you could never give up? And what’s your go-to piece in the closet right now?
My fringe Isabel Marant boots with my Habitual Alice skinny jeans in Chianti – I couldn’t pick just one! Worn together they’re my absolute favorites in my closet! I could never give either up! I feel like it’s my daily uniform.
BONUS: What’s the one beauty essential you can’t live without?
Convertible Color in Peony – I’ve worn it every day for the past 12 years! I don’t look like myself without it. That and several coats of black mascara, I always tell my team backstage, “You can never have on too much mascara!”