Updated January 3, 2023 | 6:21PM MST
INSIGHTS FROM MAKEUP ARTIST EMILY BROWN ON THE BUSINESS OF BEAUTY
As a self-taught makeup artist based in southern New Mexico, Brown has been in the industry for 7 years, including 2 years working for MAC cosmetics. Brown always had a passion for makeup, Brown sees makeup as an art form and a way to express herself. Her goal as a makeup artist is to build personal relationships with her clients and help them feel confident, beautiful, and taken care of.
One of the biggest challenges Brown faced when starting out as a makeup artist was believing in herself and her abilities, Brown states, “it can be intimidating to walk into a room and confidently say ‘I am a makeup artist,’ especially when you're just starting out.” However, she learned to set aside her doubts and just "fake it until you make it.” It's important to believe in yourself and your abilities, even when others might not.