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November 3rd, 2011 Comments

(Entreprenuer) MakeUp -Artist One Of My Many Talent's

I am 50 years old and I am a national makeup artist. I lived in Indiana until I was 21, then moved to New Jersey to start out my career as a makeup artist because I used to watch many different talk shows do alot of extreme makeovers for women that had a career but decided to marry and let themselves go because of family and children. Because these women had husbands who were supportive of women who wanted to look beautiful again, not just for the men but more so for themselves it inspired me. For a while I worked in retail, either as a counter manager or independant makeup artist while studying and perfecting my make up application techiques. I also performed as a singer and wrote my own songs, but never followed through with it because it was not my passion. Deep down I knew I was an entrepeneur. Besides, my father always did say I had strong organizational and networking skills. I worked at Ulta, Sephora , Macy's and Lord & Taylor. Eventually my skills were noticed by several well-known makeup artists, such as Ricky Wilson and Everett Suttle, and through their guidance I was able to work with them on many occasions all throughout the tri-state area. My director would call us the top line makeup artsit team and send us to any event that took place. I have worked for many different makeup lines, such as Dior, Stila, Mac, Nars, Too Face, Benefit and Urban Decay and at the same time I also studied and practiced proper skin care. One of the things that I was taught by my higher-ups was to be faithful to our skin care regiment, which is why I look younger than most 50 year olds.

I am proud to say that I have never had any plastic surgery done on my face or skin, and as a result, not only have I been able to maintain a healthy and youthful glow to my skin, but also achieve a more natural look that one may sacrifice when undergoing plastic surgery. Along with my time attending the Eliza Hendicks School of Arts in Indianapolis and perfecting my acting, singing and various southern and midwestern accents, the confidence that I had in knowing I have accomplished a thorough understanding in skin care and make up has also aided me in doing live theater and the last play I perform in, was "Laughter on the 23rd floor" in New Jersey. I was notimated for best supporting actress and I did my own makeup for the role.



Wow! Go for it. Entrepreneur can be a very scary thing to some people. For me, it is the only way to go. If you fall down, get up and dust off. Keep on moving. Life is like chocolate. You don't know what you're gonna get. But, you just might get that golden ticket to Wonka's.

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