Mimi Quiquine

The makeup artist and Volume Four contributor on branching out, morning chants, and why there’s always a time and place for a cheeky joint.


I’m currently smoking weed. How perfect is that? 

I always wanted to be a makeup artist. I have a very early memory of being with my mum in a MAC Cosmetics store back in London—I was no higher than the countertop—and being fascinated by all the colors. Recently, my step-father found a wish list from when I was six or seven years old, and at the top of it was this makeup kit that I wanted. Looking at that, I was like, Damn! I really was adamant that this is what I wanted to do.

I don’t want to make people not look like themselves—I pride myself on allowing people’s natural beauty to shine through. I love color and how it represents different moods. Leaving a person’s skin looking natural allows me to work on top of it, as though it were a blank canvas.