Every week, millions of viewers count on Carmindy to reveal the latest makeup tips and tricks on TLC's hit show What Not to Wear. Since her childhood in Southern California, Carmindy dreamed of traveling the world doing makeup and meeting inspirational people. She's painted faces in the studios of Paris, on the beaches of Brazil, and on the streets of Havana. She's now lives in New York, where she has established herself as a top makeup artist.
Carmindy's work can be seen on the editorial pages of leading magazines such as Elle, InStyle, O, Self, Marie Claire, and Glamour. She is the author of three best-selling beauty books: The 5-Minute Face, Get Positively Beautiful and Crazy Busy Beautiful. Recently, she launched the Carmindy App, which allows women to discover makeup looks in their most complimentary shades, customized by Carmindy herself.
Expertise: Makeup Artist/Beauty Expert
Location: New York City
Interests: Fashion, art, travel, music, adventure.
Background: NYC Makeup artist. Host of TLC's What Not To Wear. Author of The 5 Minute Face, Get Positively Beautiful and Crazy Busy Beautiful, and co-creator of the makeup line Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy.
Recent purchase: Gold Ippolita Glamazon necklace.
Hidden talent: I can salsa dance.
Book/film recommendation:Night Of The Iguana.
Restaurant recommendation: Michy's in Miami.
If I had $20,... Buy a glass of Prosecco.
Transformative travel experience: From Africa to Cuba to Australia...all my journeys have been incredibly transformative.
Favorite neighborhood: West Village in New York.
Dream holiday: Cruising on a private sailboat down the Nile.
If I could solve one problem, it would be: Women's low self-esteem.
I wish people cared more about: Helping each other feel good about themselves.
Recent aha! moment: During a taping of What Not To Wear,I made an emotional breakthrough with a woman who did not see her beauty potential. I helped her discover her true beauty and her confidence started to shine through. It made me realize that I'm on the exact path I should be: to help empower women.
The world would be a better place if: We all accepted ageing without fear and insecurity.