For this week’s Deep Dive Series, we are interviewing a talented and entertaining Clapper creator: @LooLoo514
@LooLoo514 is a creative makeup artist and comedian on Clapper. In this Deep Dive interview, she told us about her sobriety journey and how makeup and comedy served her as a coping mechanism and ultimately improved her mental health. We got to know her story, her inspirations and struggles and we are amazed at the positivity that she keeps spreading on the app. She is truly a role model for the Clapper community.
Keep reading this Deep Dive Series to find out more about this creator’s amazing story. Make sure to tune in every Thursday at 5pm CT on our @Clappertalks account, to listen to the bonus questions that will only be available on our live radio show: Clapper Interviews.
Deep Dive into this amazing creator’s life!
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What does a day look like in your life?
First thing I do is send a message to the love of my life that I met on Clapper. Secon thing I do, make a coffee and then come back in bed and take my medication… and I’m on Clapper for 3 hours. I go in the shower, then if I need stuff I go and I get it. If not, anything on mental health, I am working on that. I cook sometimes. However, I am also in the process to transform my life. I was living the life of an alcoholic, just getting by. Now, life is new, I feel things and on a leave of work righ now to take care of myself and be a stronger person.
Tell us about your makeup journey, what made you dive into makeup?
To me, even though I’ve never taken courses, makeup is me. I am an artist, I took fine arts in school. I love drawing with pencil on paper. Just that raw feeling, no color. I am not that good at painting on canvas, but I am fantastic at doing it on my face. I put my feelings into it, I challenge myself and I set goals and things that I can do in the future.
What are the makeup essentials every girl should have?
I feel like everyone is different. For me, I cold not live without eyebrows becasue I don’t like my eyebrows, I like dramatic eyebrows. I need a paitbrush and paint them as I want. Black liquid eyeliner, because I really like it. Mascara, always. I sometimes mix my foundation with my face cream. that way I savemakeup and I take care of my skin at the same time. I also love highlighting powder so much.
We noticed you do a lot of comedy, your videos are hilarious can you tell us a little bit about your comedy skits?
I just love comedy so much. It’s a passion that I cannot live without day to day. Its like a medicine and a coping mechanism. I would watch the shit out comedy growing up. I can store things in my brain, ideas, jokes. Also, I think of old jokes and make them my own. I have a lot of inspiration and it comes off goofy and light but to me, is so much more than just that.
So, When did you join Clapper? How did your journey as a creator begin?
I’ve always been very reserved. I only ever been expressive in my hair or my makeup. That’s how I voiced things. When I joined Clapper it changed my life. The support here is incredible, I found love and friendship. Peolple like who I actually am and now I am loud and clear and people actually like thay. The love here is amazing.
In your clapper tiers, you provide tips on video editing. In what ways are you helping creators?
I am getting better at video editiing everyday. I used to work in marketing and I use video editing tools everyday. With new technologies you have to adapt and use new stuff. Prior to posting anything, I am doing researh now and seeing how I can do things better. Taking notes on what people like and I’ll try to recreate it in a different way. I don’t use one specific editing program, I use a lot of them. But they are things that I pay for and my music too. If people need the help and the time I am there, but it does take time and effort.
What do you enjoy most about Clapper? In what ways do you feel like Clapper needs improvement?
What I enjoy the most is the support, the kindness, the openness of people. You are talking to real people here. To me what stands out is the positivity of the space. As far as things that could be better is when people’s accounts are being shadowed for things that did not happen. I know you guys are not doing it in a malicious way but getting your account banned would be horrible if it happened to me. For some people Clapper is all they have.
What advice would you give new users that want to be successful on Clapper?
Number one, get a nice profile picture. If you can spice it up and make it bright, great. Number two, don’t go on rooms and say “follow me, I’ll follow you back” because it’s not gonna work like that. People really want to get to know you, befor they follow you. Thirdly, be yourself 100%. Dont try to put a facade. If something makes you happy do it for you not for the audience.
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