CRWN Muse: Natalie Cardona on the Beat
Take natural beauty, self confidence, add in a touch of warm tones and a dash of electricity and you get the recipe for how fresh-faced New Yorker Natalie Cardona is shaping her presence in the beauty world. Spreading her talents throughout many aspects of mainstream culture, Cardona has her foot in the door with Beauty, Fashion and Commercial clients, work her way through a web of emerging designers, visionaries and creative campaigns.
A self-taught makeup artist, Cardona, uses natural beauty to set the standard for her designs by working from inspirations such as Pat McGrath, Renee Garnes, Jessica Smalls, Micaiah Carter, Travis Matthews, Nina Simone, Solange and Janelle Monae to honor the natural balance of texture, color and angles. Over time, she has honed her alchemy for enhancing her muse’s natural beauty through natural blends and bold color.
When asked about her collaborative work Cardona stated, “It’s hard to pick one. Working with emerging designers and brands has been really special. I’ve connected with so many visionaries and entrepreneurs. It’s so inspiring! Also, working on projects that embody inclusivity. The beauty industry has finally started challenging “the standard” and it’s empowering. Some of my work with Refinery29 highlights this.”