I never knew it was possible to have a successful career as a professional makeup artist. I was always told to attend college, to get my degree, and to climb the corporate ladder. Step by step I would be making a decent salary in no time. And I did exactly that for ten years after I completed college. Only something was always off. I didn’t know it at the time but now looking back it seems so crystal clear; that being a makeup artist not only fulfilled the void in my career but was and is my true passion in life.
You see, I’ve always loved the beauty and fashion industry. Ask any member of my family or any of my friends and they will confirm this to be 100 percent true! (If not more….) It’s kind of ironic when I think about my evolution into a makeup artist. When I was super young I was the biggest tom boy on the block but I was a tomboy that loved nail polish, chap stick, and glitter! Doesn’t really make sense does it? Well, that was me and this is me… “I’m not strange, weird, off, nor crazy, my reality is just different from yours.” Alice and Wonderland
Why do I love makeup artistry so much?….
For starters, makeup is a confidence booster! It can completely change the way you view yourself. It covers imperfections such as acne, scaring or discoloration. Pretty incredible if you ask me. Secondly, it enhances your natural features. If the makeup is applied correctly, it can transform your look from being ordinary to extraordinary. Be anything but ordinary! Lastly, makeup is fun! Makeup allows you to play with your look, to change your look, and to create new styles that fit your unique personality.
The best feeling in the world is when a client wants to cry when you’re finished with her makeup look because she feels so beautiful! I feel such a sense of reward when I am able to help match people’s outer beauty to their inner beauty. For me, there is no better feeling in the world than the feeling I get when I am creating beautiful makeup looks! I love makeup! I love being creative! I love enhancing people’s natural beauty! I love making a difference in someone’s life!
Do what you love! You can fail doing what you don’t love so why not go for something you do love! I am a makeup artist and I say it proudly and confidently. I am here to make the world a beautiful place one eyelash and lipstick shade at a time!