“I’m really motivated to go above and beyond for my followers.”
Raman, otherwise known as @herkillervogue on social media, is a beauty and fashion blogger who is influencing the beauty community every day. Her passion for makeup is what drives her to share her reviews on the latest makeup products. Below is an exclusive interview about her page & career –
Summarize what @herkillervogue is in 1 sentence.
A page that is welcoming everyone on social media to guide them with reviews on products.
What lead you to start @herkillervogue?
My interest in fashion and makeup from a young age is what lead me to start @herkillervogue.
When and how did you get into all things beauty?
The year of 2015, was a difficult one for me. I was not interested in what I was studying in school, and was overall not happy. This was a phase in my life where I was lost, and trying to figure myself out in this large world where everyone around me seemed to have theirs well put together. Fashion and makeup was always a passion, but I didn’t know how to motivate myself to getting into the field. Things started to fall in place for me, and my passion came to life when I took on a position at Sephora. My passion for makeup became a reality when I began to work in an environment where those around me understood my love for makeup. I had the opportunity to give gorgeous customers advice on makeup, and help them find makeup products that best suited their skin.
What made you choose your username?
To me, Vogue means… fashion, accessories, designer and makeup. So when I thought of a name I thought “Herkillervogue”. Meaning she has a “killer” taste in fashion, accessories, designer and makeup.
Where do you get inspiration for your posts?
The inspiration for my photographs, and posts come from myself. With the passion, I have for makeup and fashion, I’m always on the go on figuring out ways to create posts that are eye-catching for my followers. As an influencer, I’m creating lists upon list on what I should be doing for my next post, the products that are needed, how to lay it out, what the caption should be, and more. I’m really motivated to go above and beyond for my followers. Also, not only do I motivate myself, but also those in the industry with me do, as well. Those in the field inspire me to continue to provide creative, and eye-catching photographs for my followers.
Your page shares countless stunning photographs with detailed captions discussing the products picture. Can you tell us what the entire process is like for each post?
It is not easy to get stunning photographs; however, in my eyes nothing is impossible either. I wake up at the crack of dawn to capture the best photographs for my page, and for my lovely followers. Most of my pictures are taken in natural light, but there are some odd days where the lighting is not great. In the instance, there is not the greatest lighting, I would use my ring-light to help me in capture that eye-catching picture. Not only does the lighting need to be perfect, but so does the background. I try to be consistent with the white background I use. My white backgrounds are usually a white carpet, white marble, or even a white table. The different white materials are used when capturing the pictures, to see which material the items stand out most on. To add filters to these pictures, I use the Instagram app, and/or VSCO. More specifically, on VSCO I use the filter S1. As well as, I do have a post order which is photographs filled with palettes to lipsticks to palettes again.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I have big dreams for where I would like to take @herkillervogue. For the future, I would like to collaborate with a cosmetics brand, and/or I would like to start my own cosmetics line. I would like to create a cosmetics line where I can create products that take into consideration societies struggles, including foundations that is for every skin type. It’s a dream, that will hopefully become a reality.
What are your current 3 must-have beauty products? And what are you 3 ride-or-die beauty products?
My 3 must-have beauty products are Fenty Lipgloss by Fenty Beauty,Powder Bronzer in the colour Saddle by Anastasia Beverly Hills and Huda Beauty Wifey Lipstick. Also, my ride-or-die beauty products include Tarte Tape Shape, Hourglass Bronzer in the colour Luminous Bronze, and My Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
What are some of the greatest aspects of your job, as well as some of the most difficult?
Some of the most awarding aspects of being an Influencer is being able to interact with people in society, including other influencer’s, companies, and my followers. Through this job, I have the opportunity to see life through other people’s eyes, and hear their stories. This job allows me to provide positive feedback for makeup, fashion, and even personal issues. Being an influencer allows me to build friendships, and see life in a bigger picture that I would have never had the chance to see while doing a 9AM to 5PM job. Also, being an influencer I also have the opportunity to test products and provide feedback on them for my lovely followers. The only difficult part about my rewarding job, is the photographs not coming out the way I would like them to on certain days. I could take hundreds of pictures, but sometimes the photographs don’t come out properly.