There was a quote in an interview you shared with Makeup Department Mastery that says,
‘The best advice I can give to artists who are just entering the industry is not to skip steps along your career path. It’s important to experience and become good at every level of makeup artistry.’ Melissa Street
I see so many artists struggling with where they are at vs. where they want to be. I asked Melissa to elaborate on some of the critical steps she took in her business and also identify steps she sees a lot of artists skip.
“Career is something that you build. You can’t fast-track through the career process.” Melissa Street
Melissa started doing makeup in the 1990s, almost a decade before high-definition (HD) was even a thing. Now in 2021, Melissa and her team are working in 4K, 6K, and 8K definition. These are mediums many of us don’t even have access to yet as consumers of visual content.
I asked Melissa if she knew which of these technological advancements has been the most exciting or challenging for her to learn and also, how has the cosmetic and makeup industry changed as a result and where she thinks it’s heading?
Originally, I wanted to interview Melissa on your amazing kit organization and set ups. Her hashtag #epicmakeup has almost become synonymous with the industry standard in building, growing, maintaining, and how-to set up and label your professional makeup kit. Normally I ask my guests to share one of their favorite makeup hacks — but instead of that, I’d asked Melissa to share one of her favorite makeup kit hacks.
You’ll have to wait around until the end of the episode to hear her favorite hack!
Melissa’s Website: www.epicmakeup.com
Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.