cristina montemayor
beauty writer/makeup artist
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me

 

Hi. I'm Cristina.

I'm a writer with a makeup addiction, and recovery is nowhere in my future. I began my career as a writer for Total Sorority Move, the now-defunct women's website that had a reputation for being either the most offensive or the most hilarious website for college-aged women out there, depending on who you asked. TSM was crude at times, but above all, it was honest about the experiences women faced as they navigated through the sublime hellscape that is college. TSM talked about gray-area rape before it was a thing, and we gave equal voice to whores and prudes alike. TSM had a personality that wasn't the same phony positivity that every other women's website preached, and, unless you had a permanent stick up your ass, it was funny. My time at TSM was crucial for developing my voice as a writer and figuring out what it takes to craft an original piece of content that uniquely fits the brand and couldn't be found elsewhere. I worked with editors who believed in me, and I was allowed to take creative risks – something I wouldn't have been able to do at that time at any other women's publication. I wrote 650 pieces of content over the course of three years and accumulated over 13 million pageviews, and while my time at TSM has ended, it forever shaped my life and changed the trajectory of my career. I left with an unshakable confidence in my writing, incredible friends, and a lifelong hatred of big T-shirts. 

Now I'm a writer covering all things beauty for publications like Bustle, The Financial Diet, HealthyWay, and others. I'm also pretty active on Twitter, where my tweets have been featured online in Vogue Australia, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Seventeen, Yahoo, Elite Daily, Perez Hilton, and Bustle.

Like any good beauty writer, I have amassed quite the collection of products, and sometimes I let them out to play. When I get bored of my own face, I trick my friends into letting me do theirs. I'm always looking for new faces to paint, so if you're in the Austin area and you want me to come do your makeup while we talk shit about celebrities, drop me a line. 

Interested in hearing more about me or my work? Great, because I love indulging my inner narcissist. Let's talk. 

 

 

 

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