Lora Arellano is a certified Latina #girlboss. She inspires one million followers on Instagram with her rockabilly and edgy glam looks, is la jefa of her own makeup line and she’s also the makeup artist to Rihanna. Here’s how Arellano made her mark, lipstick and all, in the cosmetics world.
During high school, Arellano figured out she was a natural at transforming her friends with makeup. She begged her dad to let her go to makeup school. When he granted her wish, this go-getter maximized her skills by learning studio effects and photography while taking makeup classes.
She went from behind the counter to front and center.
Soon enough, one of Arellano’s biggest #fangirls on Instagram was Rihanna. RiRi was such a fan that she reached out to Arellano personally. Now Arellano has put eyeshadow and lipstick on Rihanna for everything from her global tours, to music videos, and more. She also has clients that include supermodels and artists such as Ciara.
Even with all the fame from being Rihanna’s personal makeup artist to the business of her makeup line, Arellano makes time to show off her Latina pride, whether it’s channeling Frida Kahlo or making an Insta collage of her fave drink, a Michelada. Our kind of lady.
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