make up artist
I remember when my mom taught me how to properly apply my eyeshadow and eyeliner for the first time in middle school. She did one eye and I did the other. My side definitely didn’t look as crisp and as clean as hers, but I remember going to a restaurant later that afternoon and a woman said, “Wow! Your eye makeup looks absolutely gorgeous!” I felt so confident and excited to start playing with makeup after that!
I instantly became obsessed with makeup when I discovered beauty channels on Youtube. I knew I wanted to be a “Beauty & Fashion Vlogger” as well. For Christmas, my mom got us a gift where her and I could go to a makeup academy, and learn how to apply makeup professionally. I had no intention of becoming a makeup artist per se, I just believed the course would be beneficial for my Youtube channel. I remember we were so nervous to apply makeup on our first model that we almost didn’t go to class! I am so glad we did because I posted my first before and after of the model on my Instagram feed. My friend saw the picture, and asked me to do her sisters prom makeup. Better yet, she would pay me for it! I never thought that I could actually get paid for applying someone’s makeup!
Ever since that moment I’ve seen God grow my business into something that I could have never even dreamed of! My favorite part of my job is not only the makeup, but the conversations I get to have with my clients! I love meeting new people, and helping them feel beautiful in their own skin. I always tell my clients that, “beauty begins within.” It starts with the heart. If your heart is gracious and loving towards others it will shine through in your appearance.