Mally Roncal – Making Beauty Beautiful
By Mary Maxey
October 24, 2019
In this episode, our guest is Mally Roncal. Mally is a makeup artist, founder, and president of Mally Beauty. She has worked with many A-list celebrities such as Beyoncé, Knowles, Rihanna, Celine Dion, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, and many more. She also served as a spokesperson for Sephora before founding her company. Mally regularly appears on The Wendy Williams Show, The View, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Rachael Ray, and today as a beauty expert and pens editorials for the New York Times, Huffington Post, and iVillage. Catch her in this episode as she shares her journey of how she got into the beauty industry and finding her purpose.
Why should we listen to you?
[3:04] You should listen to me because not everybody feels everything as much as my heart and my soul. I always have this blessing and curse that I feel everything a hundred times more than the regular person. I need to digest all the crazy things that go into this world that we all as humans live in the same string. We all have different life experiences. But we all go through these feelings.
How did you get into beauty?
[17:24] I originally wanted to be a doctor because that’s what my parents were. I realized very soon that that was not going to be my career. My purpose was not to be a doctor because I wanted to do my hair. I fell in love with fashion and beauty and glamour and all that. It’s just something that my mother and I shared.
What are the aspects you saw that most people didn’t see that allowed you to grow?
[23:16] There was artistry or people in the fashion and beauty industry. There was always an amazing universe where they had all the actresses, and I could see what they were doing. I became so passionate about transparency in that.
I love that there is an incredible opportunity right in front of us. Everything that is happening has a reason behind it, and the universe has a reason behind it.
What are you trying to do?
[33:53] I am no longer worried about everybody’s feelings. I realized that I had to take my time. I sometimes think I’m good at telling other people what to do. But I realized that I had to practice what I preach. The premise is that both my husband and I are very similar in that way. The point is you can choose positivity, and you can choose to be happy. You can choose to find joy. You can choose joy. You can cry or get sad. You can do all that, but then you have to get back up and get to work.
This whole COVID situation has been a terror. All of us are trying to find the silver lining. Personally, it stopped me dead in my tracks. I was on the road working when I realized that I had to learn to accept myself. I wasn’t able to take care of myself spiritually and physically. That made me realize what was more important.
What promise to God make to the world when He created you?
God promised that He would bring the most loving human. And that I strive to show love. Remember that you are what you see. We do what we do, and we do it with heart and passion.
[30:44 – 30:54] “It’s not about the time after what it is. I realized how fast it felt. That’s where the fear came where it felt like it was a blink of an eye.”
[33:19 – 33:26] “The creation process is the only thing that exposes you to the nuances of something new that creates a difference.”
[35:15 – 35:36] “You can choose positivity. You can choose to be happy. You can choose to find joy. You can cry or get sad. You can do all that, but then you have to get back up and get to work.”
[45:09 – 45:11] “We always have more. The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.”
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