Hi everyone, I am so excited for this New Year! For a few years I’ve been contemplating on using my talent, and love for makeup for income; they say, “If you’re good at something never do it for free”, and this year I am going to try my best to work on becoming a full-on freelance makeup artist.  I welcome you to join me, as I take you through my journey in fulfilling my dream.

Inspiration:
I admire the sheer ability of makeup being able to transform a person through appearance and emotionally.  If you don’t look good, you won’t feel good.
Background:  
I can honestly tell you that I was never really into makeup.  Now that I think back on it, I believe it was out of fear that I wouldn’t know how to apply it properly. I also just always saw extremely bad examples of makeup application.  I’m pretty sure you can understand my hesitation.  
Now, you’re probably wondering where my love for makeup truly began.  I believe it came from having my first great makeup application experience at a Trish McEvoy counter during an event at Saks Fifth Avenue 5 years ago.  I had a wonderful [male] makeup artist who knew exactly how to apply my makeup based on my skin type, color, age-group.  Instead of walking out looking as if you can scrape the makeup off my face, you couldn’t tell I had any on at all! That’s how it’s supposed to be.  From then on, I’ve been experimenting on myself, friends, and family, and my love for makeup artistry has grown ever since. 
Reading magazines, such as Essence, Cosmo, Glamour, Lucky etc for tips; Iman’s guide, along with Sam Fine’s DVD has been helpful as well. As with every other makeup lover, I started off using MAC because I loved the variety of colors they had in eye shadows, pigments, and blushes.  They also have one of the largest ranges of shades for women of color. I also love brands that are sold at Sephora, such as Make Up Forever and NARS.

So I started researching makeup application for women of color, and came across a few blogs and youtube videos that have been REALLY helpful (just check my blog roll). That’s when I re-discovered my new found passion for makeup.
Right now, I am trying to build my collection so that I don’t have to ask a client to bring their own makeup as far as foundation so that I would have the right color.  I’ve also ordered business cards, I’m still doing a ton of research, I’m practicing, and taking pictures (when I can), so I can be on my way to freelance makeup artistry.

In the meantime, I’m going to continue to post tips and reviews.  I’ll also keep you up-to-date on my progress.  I hope you like what I pos. Please remember that I’m still growing so feel free to offer CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. This is a FRIENDLY environment …let’s keep it friendly people. Feel free to leave comments and requests!

You can also follow me on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/KimPorter827 or Email me at MakeupByKimPorter@Gmail.com

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