“Love Raised Me Lipstick Saved Me.”
Angelique Velez is a New York City based makeup artist and CEO & Founder of Breakups to Makeup, an accessory & apparel line for makeup enthusiasts. Launched in June of 2013, Breakups to Makeup spreads the message that makeup is more than just a simple product but also a form of art. Makeup serves as a creative outlet to those applying and livens the spirits of those wearing it. As a makeup artist for over a decade, Angelique recognized the importance of this creative outlet and wanted a way to educate others. Her most life-altering decisions and impactful experiences culminate into this artistic campaign intended to spread the message that makeup is far more than just mere face paint:
“As makeup artists, makeup is our form of art, it is our outlet and release. No matter what we are going through in life it’s the reason why we get out of bed. Makeup is a true form of art that let’s us not only express ourselves, but also makes others happy,” says Angelique. “Personally, going through a difficult time in my own life (ahem, a breakup), makeup literally saved me and served as my outlet to devote my time and energy. Many people don’t understand how powerful makeup truly is and I wanted to spread that message in a quirky yet enlightening way, hence the birth of B2M!