Quarter Life Crisis, or true calling? I’m not sure what to call it but I know its something…..
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It seems like these past couple of months I’ve gotten more and more interested in actually pursuing my passion as a Makeup Artist. I’m not sure what triggered it, maybe it was my large makeup rolling case taking up much needed space in my tiny bathroom or maybe it was all the pictures in my monthly Glamour Magazines that I somehow had a subscription to for free. Or maybe it was the fact that I was tired of standing at a bench mixing up reagents so I could do a PCR reaction.
Now I’ve dibbled and dabbled as a makeup artist doing a couple of weddings here and there and some photo shoots, sold some Mary Kay but I never stepped out on faith. I’ve always had a strong desire to work for MAC cosmetics so that I could learn all the tricks of the trade but I always felt I didn’t know enough about the business in order to secure a job with them and to be honest with you the thought is still intimidating. I will admit that I lurk on Youtube channels and read blogs and I can not wait until the day when I’m as good as Jackie O or “MakeupbyRenRen”, these ladies are amazing with their craft and they taught themselves. I’ve secured my ticket to “The Makeup Show” in New York this upcoming May and I plan to network network network. I can’t wait to meet Jennifer James and whomever else may be there.
Now for those of you who maybe wondering I’m not talking about quitting school and moving to NY to become a Makeup Artist, while I would love to do that, I am now responsible for more then just myself. I have a future husband and a crazy dog to think about. Plus I worked very hard to get where I am right now in school. However that doesn’t mean that I’m going to let this feeling pass me by again. I had to let my IMATs ticket go due to a scheduling conflict and while I was very sad about it, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Not only did I sale my ticket (made a profit) to a very nice MUA (makeup Artist) but she gave me amazing tips and offered some kind motivational words.
I’d like to really thank my cousin Erin Robinson-Smith, I feel like she’s really the one giving me that extra push to get out there. Thanks Erin!!
Not sure what else to say but Destiny… Here I come!
In the meantime check out my youtube page. I have added 2 makeup tutorials and I plan to do more and more as time goes by. Subscribe to the channel, like my videos, request certain looks and in advance, Thank you so much!!!