May 7, 2009

Kan-I Moment: Lauren Luke

Lauren Luke: "Since I was a little girl I always wanted to dress up and wear pretty things. I wanted to make people happy, smile and laugh.

But, things were tough in school and I didn't exactly fit in. I started to experiment with makeup to make myself feel better. I was drawn to makeup because I was in love with colour and all things vibrant. While it didn't do much for helping me to fit in, it did start my love affair with this magical thing called makeup.

I learned how to recreate the looks I was seeing on celebrities and just on girls on the street. I heard about a video sharing website called YouTube and realized it would be really easy for me to start showing people what I was learning.

What happened next was something I never ever imagined. I uploaded my first video Sunday 22nd of July 2007 and the minute it went live I sat scared, trembling in my chair, wondering "will people see it" and "what will they say"? Well all I can say is on that day I must have been the luckiest girl alive because I was soon flooded with huge amounts of views and comments, and best of all, I felt like I was making a connection with other girls out there like me, regular girls.

After finishing a makeup tutorial video, I have the best feeling ever. My most memorable parts throughout the past two years have been hearing from the people who I have spoken to and inspired.

I always dreamed of having my own makeup line where I could develop products that made people feel special - that I myself would be over the moon to wear. The excitement that comes from makeup is something very personal. We all have our own reasons for being so excited by it, mine is definitely because of the colour and the fact it can bring out the best in everyone. We are all doing the same thing with makeup but with our own personal edge.

I went into this with something very specific in mind - a great product that works, at an affordable price that will help you embrace color and experiment more.

My hope is that you will be waiting at the letterbox for your package about to chew the postman's hand off with excitement just like I always am.

Watch Lauren's first Make Up Tutorial

Lauren Luke is a true inspiration and proves us that if you follow your passion anything is possible. Don't be afraid to dream!

Do you have a inspirational story that you want to share as well? Send your story to - Subject: Kan-I Moment

For more Lauren Luke's Make Up Tutorials visit her YouTube Channel

Also check out:
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