"Just keep running and don't stop."

Those were the words my mother shouted as we fled Afghanistan, when I was just 8 years old. I knew we were headed for a better life, but I had no idea what was in store. That journey changed my life forever and I carry my mother's words with me through my life and into career, to this day.

As one of Hollywood's top makeup artists, I've had the privilege of working with some of the biggest names in the business, and on some of the hottest television shows, including American Idol. I love my job and I love my clients. In fact, most days I still have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming.

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