WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD, WHATS YOUR DREAM?
It was a year to the day of the tragic 9/11 that I had packed up my car and moved out to California. I transferred from Salt Lake Nordstrom MAC counter to the Glendale Galleria MAC counter.
I still remember one of my favorite moments in MakeUp. Glendale California is home to many Armenians. They all have these beautiful big brown eyes. Bigger than I have ever seen. My first week doing MakeUp a lady came in for her appointment with me. She asked me to do a natural look on her. I then learned that natural in Utah is completely different than some other’s definition of natural. I don’t think that I have ever used so much black eye liner and eye shadow in the crease before. I loved it! She looked at me like I was crazy when I told her that natural in Utah was maybe some brown mascara! Makes me laugh to this day when someone tells me they want a natural look. If anything I have learned from that to investigate what natural is to each individual.
Most MakeUp artists don’t ask enough questions. Make sure they do if you are ever getting your MakeUp done and also hold the mirror so that you can learn and monitor the intensity of your application. Just don’t make any final assumptions until your mascara is on! I spent many years behind a counter and learned a lot of lessons from a lot of people. Customers teach me so much about everything, not just MakeUp. I love meeting people when I am not with celebrities and am in store!
InStyle Magazine in the December 2010 issue with Carrie Underwood on the cover “scoured the country to find the best cosmetics counter artists and asked them to share their application secrets– and the scoop on how to score one of their coveted appointments.” They found only 8 artists coast to coast and I am so thankful that I made the list for Los Angeles. It makes me feel like all I have learned and share has payed off in such recognition Check it out on page 264 complete with a face chart on how to achieve the look!