For some chica’s finding what you love develops at a young age. For others it happens spontaneously. That was the case for makeup artist Nydia Emily Figueroa. A woman who after learning her true passion has dedicated herself to changing people’s lives one face at a time. Iconic Chica had the chance at an exclusive interview with the artist and she shares personal experiences and insights on how to look good while still being you.
This Iconic Chica’s work has been featured on magazines, fashion shows, and major networks including, but not limited to Bravo, CBS, Telemundo, and Univision. Some of her favorite work includes Latino Show Magazine Cover featuring Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo. “She was just such a sweetheart. I loved working with her.” Nydia’s talent is extraordinary and her vision iconic. While she enhances the beauty of real women, she is also rewarded with changing people’s lives. “The most rewarding thing that I do that makes me want to continue doing it, it’s just changing people’s lives and that’s when I work with the public.”
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By Shekina M. Gonzalez
From the moment we hit those teen years, we begin to speak, look, act and most importantly think differently. At times we believe to be superior. We think that we are fully matured and should have absolute free will. In reality, however, we know a lot less than what we think. There are boundaries that we need to respect. As teenagers we begin to try new things we’ve never considered, such as dances, new friends, and love.
We tend to be misunderstood; we give off the wrong attitude. We even overlook great things, the ones that don’t last forever. As we mature, we learn to acknowledge all the brainless mishaps we caused. Every single one of us has done something uncalled for. Many people tell us to take it slow on life, to enjoy our time while it lasts. They have lived already! It’s most certainly a helpful piece of advice. I say teenage years can be the best and worst years of one’s life. At last, we may look back and smile that it’s all over; we’ve moved on.
We're teenagers. We count the years. We think we're smart. But we're not. We don't know anything. -Hayley Williams
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