From Laid-off to Makeup Artist …


Why not?! Or as they say in French, “Pourquoi Pas?” We got a call today from a former dental assistant who bought a Silver Starlet mirror after seeing one of her favorite YouTube Gurus debbick1 talking about hers … and we got to asking, why doesn’t she think about becoming a makeup artist since she obviously loves it so much?

People think you have to formally go to school. I think that’s always a good idea … but some of the best MUA’s I’ve met are self-trained or made the leap from fine artist to makeup artist.

And places like Nigel’s, Naimie’s and my new obsession, Makeup Forever on Robertson, offer classes for the pro and layman alike. And get this – the “tuition” is usually redeemable in product. Now how fun is THAT!?

And for those of you who don’t know my story, I went from laid-off to beauty entrepreneur aka the True Vanity Girl Hollywood story lol… so if I can do it, you can too! xoxo

Tell us your stories!  Were you laid off and then turned around and reinvented yourself?  Are you a self-taught makeup artist? Did you go to school and did you love it? We all have our paths in life but obviously share a love for all things vanity, so we’d love to hear from you.


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