First I would like to thank you all for your patience while I've been away... So much good and bad has happened. If you guys don't know, I recently went through a breakup with the father of my two youngest kids. There's a whole blog about it, if u read the previous ones you will see. I don't mind putting my personal and business situations out there because I know it could help someone. However sometimes some situations need time before u can speak about it. I feel like you should always heal from a situation first and be ready for whatever questions or reaction may come your way so that YOUR reactions will always be honest and respectful. Especially if your still emotional and can't take the heat. You know when you put your business out there someone will always have an opinion on how you should of handled it, sometimes negative. Always be ready to control your feelings.
Anyways so this topic has been on my mind from time to time and I feel like it's getting bigger the more I meet other makeup lovers. The other day, I had a convo with another makeup artist. We were talking about how much we love makeup and I told her that I LOVE YOUTUBE. Like seriously ladies I watch it more than TV. (DON'T JUDGE ME!! LOL ) So she started saying that she doesn't like that some of the beauty guru's make all this money and they call themselves makeup artist meanwhile they can only do makeup on them selves. She also mentioned that REAL makeup artist hustle more than what people think and that it isn't easy when you have to invest in your own makeup kit, we don't get sponsored; we have to get out there and get clients and travel....etc. She sounded more bothered by the fact that they are successful then her to be honest. I could tell that she's tried to put herself out their and she was just feeling discouraged. I didn't judge her (Because we shouldnt judge anyone) I didn't even give her my opinion too much. Sometimes it's just best to listen.
I feel like she's right and wrong. She mentioned that they do these looks and people copy them and everyone wants to looks the same. And I just felt stuck because I can relate but then again I disagree. Every look we all do is an inspiration of someone's else's with a twist. And I feel like how else will we get inspiration from other looks if they don't create them or put their twist on them. It's been a great outlet for other women to be inspired and I love that all these wonderful woman are putting themselves out there, doing all of this promotion, and events and creating there own makeup palettes, skincare, etc. and if they are getting paid for what they love even better. Now in a way I can agree with this woman because I have been doing makeup for 12 years and I at one point had to hustle, do make overs and I can understand that she feels like u can't call yourself a makeup artist (MUA) if you haven't started from the ground up. Ladies I can say it's no joke. Being a makeup artist is not an easy job, it's alot of sacrificing. To be honest I put it aside because when I decided to be a mom and a single mom, at the time I had to chose to whether hustle and lose everything or find a job similar to what I love to do and still take care of my son and now my children. It's a long story on why I couldn't. Maybe in another blog I'll talk about that.
Now I know Viva.Glam.Kay had clients. I've been following her for a while so I know she can beat some faces lol and Jaclyn Hill mentioned a few times she did make overs. Not too sure about all the others you tubers. I just don't think a title matters. Your talent should speak for itself period. Nomatter what you do and who your doing it on. The fact that your an inspiration should be a wonderful title nomatter what you do. If you can do makeup AWESOME. Show me some tricks!! Just because I have been doing this a long time doesn't mean I know everything. I learn everydsy and I don't feel less of a makeup artist. It humbles me and I enjoy learning. Everyone has a different technique even if u learned it from someone else, u will always try something new even after u know what to do. It's natural and that's why I respect all of these wonderful women. I have to also mention that I tried doing the my career on YouTube. I still hope to do that one day, but I didn't have much support at that time and it was very difficult to do when I had my second son. However, let me tell you creating new content for your videos, editing, takes up alot of time TRUST ME! and to be honest I would still be doing them but God has something else planned for me, I have my organization to focus on and now that I'm a single mom to 3 kids. Those two take up my time. Lol not too mention I have a new full time job now too lol... I have alot on my plate for 2016 but I'm not giving up. Working to make I Luv Me More to be a huge Organization is my dream, my goal and I will not stop doing what I can to make that dream come true. My kids are watching me and I want them to grow up to be humbled and inspired to do the same for the world in their own way and it starts with me :) so ladies let me know what you think about this topic.. What's your opinion? What do you think they should call themselves?
Hope you all have a wonderful day!!