I am a 31 year old Professional Makeup Artist/ Hairstylist based out of Miami, FL. It is funny that I should end up in the Makeup Art field.
Growing up I did not have an interest in Makeup at all. My mom used to wear it all the time and applied it on me every chance she got. Lets just
say it was an acquired taste and she was the first to spark my interest. Thanks mom! However, I did have an interest in Art itself which is why I
studied Graphic Design where learned from professionals in the Industry how to build a corporate image. This was just the stepping stone for me
to learn how to build a persons inner image.
I first began doing makeup as an MK Beauty consultant when I was 18 years old. They say that many people join Mary Kay to earn extra money
and come out with so much more. Well, I found that I was not a very good sales person. In turn, I found what is now my greatest
passion...Makeup Art; it came natural to the Artist in me. It was still Art, just a different canvas. Again, never did I consider myself a Salesperson.
But I tell you, I did love going to those Pampering Parties just so that I could get my hands on someones face and give them extraordinary versions
of themselves as the finishing product.
After a couple of years with MK I decided to make a career out o f Makeup Art. Since then I began testing or should I say "playing" with other
brands as I like to put it. I also began reading up on other world renowned Makeup artists and at the same time building my portfolio. Breaking
out of the conventional mold and finding yourself is such a liberating experience. That process solidified my resolve to become a makeup artist. I
found that through makeup there are no limits. You can be whoever or whatever you want to be. Makeup has the capability of enhancing you not
only in the outside but also in the inside. It is also a gratifying experience to see someones smile when they see that person that they knew they had
just below the surface all along. That is my drive! That is why I do makeup!
|YANETH GRAY MAKEUP & HAIR