Make-up artists play a crucial role in the entertainment industry and are considered essential workers. Not everyone possesses the talent to expertly apply their own makeup. The rise of the YouTube era in 2016 taught us that certain things are best left to professionals. Simone Tisci, a renowned makeup artist from the House of Tisci, not only flawlessly beats her own face, but she also creates stunning makeup looks for numerous beloved celebrities.

Simone's journey began as a dancer, but she soon found her way into the ballroom scene, where she aimed to have fun and showcase her skills. Inspired by the late singer Aaliyah, Simon captivated the audience with her fantastic moves. Eventually, she was encouraged to participate in the "Face" category, which revolves around beauty. Through hard work and determination, she triumphed over her competitors and became the highest-paid winner in the category, earning $20k.

As EBONY's 2023 Beauty + Grooming Awards are launched, we had the opportunity to sit down with Simone Tisci and delve into the realms of beauty and ballroom, discussing her experiences and insights.