MustaeV is a prestigious Korean makeup artists cosmetic line established in the Seoul's Cheongdam area known as the beauty mecca of Korea. Launched in 2009, the company is based on more than 60 years of experience in developing and supplying products to international name brand cosmetic companies.
We caught up with Angela Wilson, a Houston transplant originally from Dallas, Texas, who has spent the last 19 years working in various capacities in the makeup and beauty industry. Starting as a beauty consultant, Angela has been involved in many facets of the industry including, artistry, research and development, training, and management. She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for MustaeV USA.
What is your personal beauty regimen like?
I am usually on the go, traveling and juggling numerous tasks so I keep it simple. I use my routine skincare morning and night and my makeup usually consist of Skinny Tint Foundation which evens out my complexion and keeps my skin looking flawless, Silky Cotton Loose Powder to set my makeup and keep it in place throughout the day along with my beloved Maxi Volume Mascara which adds definition to my lashes and eyes and the 10 Shade Lip Cream Pro Palette which allows me to create whatever shade of lipstick I want within seconds.
What are your TOP 3 fall/winter beauty tips?
- Keep the skin looking natural. Make sure the foundation you are wearing matches your skin tone and don't over apply the foundation to where it looks heavy and cakey.
- Try a dark vampy lip even if its not what you usually wear. Keep the eye makeup simple; almost not there with a soft peachy blush to give a healthy flush to the skin. If your not comfortable with wearing a really dark lip venture into the look slowly. Try deeper colors that compliment your skin tone and look flattering on you and ease your way into the darker lipstick shades.
- Take a break from heavy contouring. We are seeing less and less of this. Its more about natural, radiant skin. I tell women take an illuminating product like MustaeV's Lustrous Cream Base apply a small amount on top of their foundation on areas where light would naturally hit the face like the cheekbones, brow bone and forehead.
Describe the MustaeV brand in the 3 words.
Quality, Innovative, All-Embracing
What makes your brushes so unique?
What separates our brushes is we feature premium quality hair (the first cut- also referred to as the virgin cut) which provide a soft luxurious feel and an effortless makeup application.
All MustaeV brushes are handmade and hand shaped using a 32 step manufacturing process and are meticulously put together to offer the best possible makeup application.
MustaeV does not use filler hair. Filler hair is used to take up space and lower cost. It results in an undesirable makeup application.
MustaeV does not use starch to shape the makeup brushes. Shaping brushes with starch results in harboring bacteria. All MustaeV brushes are shaped by hand and go through a sterilization process that medical manufacturers use today to ensure they are bacteria free at the time of shipping.
MustaeV’s price point ranges from $12.50 - $95.00 which is really phenomenal for the quality you are receiving. Typically brushes of similar quality sell for double to triple the cost.
Each hair bundle features premium quality bristles with fine tips which play a major role in the softness and makeup application of the brush. MustaeV’s motto is “the finer the tip, the softer the brush, the better the makeup application.”
We LOVE your mood masks! Will you be adding more skincare to your brand?
We are definitely working on this. We do have skincare items that are being offered in Korea and have some products still in the development stage. We hope to launch the skincare in the US soon. Stay tuned!
What's on the horizon for you in the near future?
We have several plans in store. We are currently working on shade extensions for our Skinny Tint Foundation line and hope to launch these early 2017. We are also working on some skincare items which I am unable to share details at this time since they are still in development but we hope to have everything finalized and launched next year. Additionally, we have one show left for 2016, The Makeup Show Chicago and then we will pick things back up in 2017 where we will participate in all The Makeup Shows along with a few IMATS. In addition, we hope to expand the shows we are participate in and also offer our products not only in Asia and the US but also Canada and Europe.
Any last words for our DFW Beauties?
"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful."
I absolutely love this quote from Sophia Loren. It really speaks to me. Women deny there beauty and find fault. I think everyone is beautiful and I want every woman to see that in themselves. That is probably why I fell in love with the beauty industry. Women come to see me feeling down and just by applying a new lip color or eye shadow on them can completely uplift their spirit, make their eyes sparkle and turn there day around. I love seeing women be confident and comfortable in their skin.