Meet our August Rising Star, Jonysios! Jony is widely known for his adventurous makeup looks on Instagram and dreams of becoming a move star someday! Keep reading to learn more about our Rising Star, Jonysios.
What inspired you to start posting makeup looks on social media?
I’ve always been really into makeup but I thought the only way I could express myself was locked inside my bathroom. Until one day, I saw a picture of Manny Gutierrez (Mannymua) and realized that boys who love makeup shouldn’t hide themselves. There is enough love for everyone and we deserve it as much as anybody else!
So that’s why I decided to show people what I like to do, and they liked it! We only live once, so let’s make that one and only life wonderful!
Where do you find inspiration for your looks?
In everything, Music, TV, Cinema, Art, Literature, Theme parks, Nature, People, History! I like to say that my life is a theatre. I live between fantasy and reality, that’s how my inspiration keeps flowing! I just love when our world meets magic!
What is something that your followers don’t know about you?
My shoe size?! Haha. I actually don’t remember what I’ve said or what I haven’t said, but that’s no big deal, I mean, I’m not afraid to speak about my life!
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
I grew up in a family obsessed with superheroes, villains and stuff like that, so now, I am too!
My all-time favorite characters are Catwoman (Duh!) and Poison Ivy (Duhuh!)
But anyway, I would either control plants because it’s the ABSOLUTE FIERCENESS; or be able to communicate with animals just like a Disney character!
What would your “perfect weekend” consist of?
I’m going to sound so boring, but I love spending my weekends with my cats, playing video games! Yes, they love video games too… Or in a theme park! A weekend at a theme park is the best thing ever!
Who is someone you look up to in the beauty industry and why?
It’s hard to pick just one because there are too many amazing artists I look up to! But I would say Lady Gaga. I know she’s not just in the beauty industry but she helped me rise like a phoenix! Her art evolves all the time and everything she does has a meaning! I know I wouldn’t be doing what I do now if it wasn’t for her!
What is your favorite look you’ve created?
Each look I do has a soul and a concept. It would be hard to choose only one, but I really enjoyed doing my Alien look, because the music I’ve used is so special to me, I have chills watching the video! *weirdo talking* Also I love creating witchy/grunge looks! That’s usually my go-to look in real life!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
To be honest, I don’t want to lock myself in the makeup industry only. I love performing — that’s what I’ve been doing since I was 6. So a goal of mine would to be in movies, TV series or even onstage! I’m obsessed with American Horror Story and all those creepy shows, I really want to be in something like that!
But, regarding social media, I’m about to start a youtube channel which will be the extension of my Instagram account. But be ready for surprises, it won’t be a makeup channel only! (wink)
What are your top 3 favorite Sigma products or brushes?
Sigma brushes are everything! I love the F15 Duo Fibre brush — I use it to blend my cream contour or to apply bronzer/blush!
I also love the E50 Large Fluff brush and use it to pack a light nude eyeshadow on my eyelids as a base.
Oh, and the tiniest brush in all the land, the E06 Winged Liner brush! This eyeliner brush is perfect for eyeliner (of course) — to precisely shape them and draw hair-like textures.