Kylie's Professional Founder Kylie Eustace On Creating A Professional & Ethical Cosmetics Range

Kylie’s Professional provides sustainable, toxin-free, vegan, cruelty-free, natural and multiple award winning mineral makeup designed, tested and loved by professional makeup artists. Kylie's products are high performance, long-wearing and are used by professional makeup artists around the world to create looks for red carpet events, TV commercials, studio shoots, runway, underwater makeup shoots and weddings and so much more.

Launched in 2006 by makeup artist Kylie Eustace, a multiple Australian makeup artist of the year finalist, her skills and products deliver exceptional results. Kylie’s products are 98% made in Australia are concentrated and made from the highest quality nontoxic, natural, mineral and organic ingredients.

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What inspired you to become a Makeup Artist?

My interest in makeup started when I was a child and at every opportunity I began eagerly experimenting with my mother’s makeup. I was so excited by makeup and l have always loved the pretty colours and textures of makeup products.

As a child of the 80’s, I was fascinated by ‘Video Hits’ on TV and all the star’s awesome makeup. What amazed me was how great makeup can make you look and feel and I could see how great I could make others feel by doing their makeup!

I started my first makeup lessons at age 14, in a class full of adults and was hooked instantly. I was very determined and quite audacious, I started experimenting and building clients. I started an apprenticeship in a salon and worked in the beauty industry in Sydney, then I moved to the Gold Coast and was drawn to the energy and excitement of hairdressing and makeup. I eventually opened my own hair and makeup salon in 2002.

I experimented with minerals and natural oxides and created some of my own makeup products in 2004 when Kylie’s Professional was officially launched. I am proud to employ new and experienced freelance makeup artists and hairstylists to work with me on weddings, events and corporate work. I am thrilled to give fellow artists monitorship and work opportunities to help them refine their skills.

Kylie at The Green edit Event 2020 presenting an effortless, natural, glowing masterclass and sharing her professional makeup artist expertise.

What do you love most about being a Makeup Artist?

I love working with interesting people, transforming faces and making people smile. I am constantly intrigued by the sheer art of makeup - the way a makeup technique or product can completely transform a face, style or mood.

I imagine that creating a professional, high performance and long-wear product range comes with its own set of challenges - why was it important that your product range be vegan, ethical, cruelty-free, natural and organic?

My own sensitive skin required me to be mindful of ingredients and the skin issues my clients often encountered prompted me to find safe alternatives. A few of my close friends who worked in the beauty industry became unwell from regular exposure to toxic products and this inspired me to create a product range that ticks all boxes being safe, professional and high quality.