Glamour girl Kristin Gallegos is the makeup artist behind some of your favorite celebs and magazine editorials. With her blunt black bangs, distinctive retro style, and an air of creative-cool all her own, her unique aesthetic transcends her everyday style and manifests in her work, which has appeared in daring publications like W, i-D, and V Magazine. But that's not all this Cali girl-turned-New Yorker is known for. Kristin is also a queen of the downtown scene, and could be found party hopping, DJing, and even snapping photos of her friends at all the hottest spots. We caught up with her for some pre-night glamming before getting a drink at The Jane Hotel to talk beauty, icons, and the importance of applying your own vision to everything.
Photos by Wendy Ploger