Interview with team Rosa Knows Beauty's Makeup Artist Adamme Sosa

Makeup Artist Adamme Sosa

"I did hair and makeup and choreography for the mom and lil girl gave me a hug and said they never forget that day. Now thats the magic of makeup ... better than a million dollars." Enjoy our interview with team Rosa Knows Beauty's Makeup Artist Adamme Sosa.

Beauty Tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Adamme (UH-Dom-May) Sosa Born and Raised in Fresno Ca. I was the quiet boy who was bullied because of my natural desire for Music, Dance, Makeup ARTS... you just didn't do that in my hood ... but I pursued it anyway with great guidance from teachers... eventually I went from small town boy to the Big APPLE- NYC working with MAC cosmetics and auditioning for broadway shows... 911 forced me to move back to CALI, I have done makeup for Awards shows, TV, Film,Commercial, Theater, and Landed a 3 year contract in Vegas as a Headliner Performer and I was the Hair and Makeup Designer for the show. I have always loved to "break boundaries " as I have had to prove myself worthy in each realm of the ARTS... being that Ive struggled with weight management I was encouraged by a friend to audition for Dance Your ASS off a dance and weight loss TV show Oxygen Network 2010 lost over 100lbs took runner up , kept it off for 2 years but gained it back past year ... I may not fit into my skinny jeans but i still fit into my Makeup ! hehehe I love this Opportunity to be involved with battle of the strands its the perfect challenge to stretch myself and push me to new limits ... Im a lover not a hater but make no mistake ... I'm the " Beauty Warrior " Watchaaaa. ow ow ow ow ow (indian scream hehehe)

Beauty Did you always want to be a Makeup Artist?

My 1st goal was Music, band, which led to Chior- Singing, which led to Dance and Music at Performing arts high school it was there that I really saw the magic of stage makeup as we had to learn how to do stage makeup for our musical shows


Beauty What prompted you to get into Makeup Artist?

My mom is a beautician from the 1960s and she always does her hair and makeup everyday before leaving the house , and my Late Cousin Maureen was a makeup artist at Glamor Shots in the 90's these 2 inspired me and i looked up to how Glamorous they were... I followed by getting a job at Star shots as a makeup & Hair stylist in the 1990's I had no clue what i was doing but they gave me a chance at 16 1/2 years old

Beauty What's the biggest challenge you faced on your road to becoming a Makeup Artist?

My biggest challenge was not knowing where to go , how to network, working in retail cosmetics was a stepping stone but sometimes can keep you booked so hard to catch a break on a freelance gig

Beauty Where do you find your inspiration?

People... I love people and each different face and each structure is different , also Emotional MOOD, MUSIC, Attitude all inspire my ART & expression


Beauty If I asked your educator one negative and one strength about you what would they be?

Negative - So many creative ideas all at once, Strength - So many creative ideas all at once hahaha... Negative - Focus ... Postive - Passionate , creative, LOVE

Beauty What is the toughest and best part of being a Makeup Artist?

Its tough to have consistent gigs, but the best part is its "look good feel good business" I love being able to make people FEEL GOOD, and FEEL BEAUTIFUL

Beauty Whose face would you love to work on?

Janet Jackson, she's my Pop star crush- i identify with her story so much


Beauty Can you tell us a memorable moment you had while doing makeup?

I've done make up for rich celebrity clients, for working class, models, tv , film, commercial but the most rewarding was when i did a face painting gig for Fresno Children's Hospital "St. Baldricks Children" 1 lil girl was on cancer medication her tubes were still connected to her face and body but for 1 hour she was able to play and have fun I painted a tiger / lion face paint on her... that was 2 years ago, just this past month that lil girl came to see "the lil mermaid " i did hair and makeup and choreography for the mom and lil girl gave me a hug and said they never forget that day. Now thats the magic of makeup ... better than a million dollars... the lil girl is cancer free and has all her hair back now .

Beauty What’s the one makeup tool you simply can’t live without?

My makeup brushes 1. eyeshdaow brush, 1 blush brush, 1 angled liner ,

Beauty Tell us about Rose Knows Beauty?

Rose is the team lead and I enjoy her a lot... Rose knows Beauty is our team name and so the name speaks for itself ... we KNOW BEAUTY!

Beauty What's your preparation for Battle of the Strands?

I am a self proclaimed "Beauty Warrior" so get ready for some Cowboys and Indians baby... Im whipping out the bow and arrow " hahahah Mild to Wild lets GO!


Beauty What can the makeup industry expect from Adamme Sosa in the next 5 years?

As a Makeup Artist I plan to build my makeup studio into a Internationally recognized brand , I dream of having my own successful cosmetics brands as well as producing products and brands markets for others... I love to teach and so I also want a successful makeup academy where I can pay this knowledge forward and help others gain wings to sour to new heights in there life.

Beauty What can your competition expect in Las Vegas?

Prepared to have a competitive winners attitude, never give up, go with gut instincts, have multitude of products on hand for any challenge

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