Sarah Knight, Giuliana Rancic, Brenda Kovar, Catalina Su

Courtesy of Sarah Knight

If you're obsessed with the beauty looks that E!'s Giuliana Rancic and Catt Sadler wear on a daily basis, then you have to get to know the woman behind the brush, Catalina Su.

E! News caught up with the makeup artist to learn about her beauty inspirations and how she got into the business. And it was no surprise to learn that Catalina's beauty obsession started in childhood.

"I played with my mom's makeup when she was away but ruined it of course," Catalina said. "I burned my baby cousin's ear from curling her hair, and had a deeply-rooted obsession with clothes at a very young age. That all has continued and blossomed into all that I do now. I still do eat and breathe everything that has to do with a woman's image."

Giuliana Rancic, Emmys

Catalina has spent the last six years collaborating with the ladies of E! News and created some eye catching makeup looks along the way.

"I feel extremely fortunate to have a career that I completely and utterly love," she said. "It is a blessing to intertwine the two."

Even though Catalina (her friends call her Lina, by the way) is a hardworking mother, fitness buff and celebrity makeup artist, she still has taken under the monumental feat of starting her own makeup line. She uses these products on the E! News ladies.

"I use this bronzer—from my makeup artist's line—as blush, it's called the Catalina Su Bronzer Blush Contour," Giuliana told us. "It instantly makes your skin look healthier after you apply it. I always put it on before I get off the plane: Bill doesn't understand why, but I tell him it's because you never know who you're going to see."

Catt Sadler

Ted Thornton

What was the first sign that this career path was your destiny?
Makeup was the only thing that I played as a child. As a young adult until now it was the only thing I did professionally.

Who was your first inspiration?
My dad showed me all the greatness in life and I wanted the same.

What's the best piece of advice you ever got?
Trust yourself, [which is something] my sister once told me.

Thirty years down the road, where do you see yourself?
I'll be on a boat.

What was your biggest obstacle in your way toward fulfilling your dream?
Nothing, really. I just believed in my path and did my job.

If your craft was a song, what song would it be?
Jim Jones
' "We Fly High."

What is your guilty pleasure?
Nothing. I do everything carefree.

If you could only use one beauty product for a year, what would it be?
Eyebrow pencil.

Who or what is inspiring you as a woman and makeup artist right now?
My friends and social media because they are both moving swiftly. They're modern and smart and both so relevant. They inspire me to do more. 

Who is your Hollywood beauty girl crush?
Nicole Richie

What do you feel is your signature?
I feel that it's my great taste and the sexy factor.

What was your biggest beauty mistake growing up?
Brown lip liner and brown lipstick.

What song do you jam out to when doing your own makeup?
"My Sexy Love" by Ne-Yo.

What is one beauty trend you wish would disappear and never come back?
Acrylic nails.

If you could give the you who was just starting out any advice, what would it be?
Clean your mind, every aspect of yourself and do amazing work.

What is your hands down, be all, end all favorite red carpet moment ever?
When Sasha Baron Cohen dumped ashes on Ryan Seacrest!

What is the biggest misconception about what you do?
That [makeup artists] don't work hard.

Are you a sports fan, or have you always classified yourself as a girly girl?
I'm not a sports fan or a girly girl.

Saturday Night in Los Angeles, what are you doing?
Family time.

Who would you love to work with?
Beyoncé, because she's authentic and polished. I love her honesty, which to me is beautiful. Her fashion is style. Love her!

How do you guide your client when you think they're making a misstep?
I listen. If they are right, they are right. If not, I incorporate my technique with theirs and adjust the percentage depending on how I feel about it or how strong they feel about it.

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