Corine, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My love for beauty started as a child. I used to put my mom’s makeup on, tear out model photos in magazines and try and copy the looks and I always got myself and my sister ready for school dances. I worked at the department store when I was 16 and I used to go to the Este lauder counter and put makeup on customers all the time even though I worked the perfume counter. I never knew I was going to go to beauty school and become a makeup artist. I started working in a salon when I was 20 and never looked back. Now, almost 11 years later, I am my own boss, having worked on countless commercials, a few feature films, more photo shoots then I can count and a few music videos. I’ve even worked on live TV. A few years back I even added my own product line to my business. I have makeup products as well as a lash and brow growth serum.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Nothing about the beauty industry is easy. I worked in about 5 or 6 salons before branching off on my own. I couldn’t be happier that I did, but that was no walk in the park. When working at salons you sign non competes, so branching onto my own meant starting from scratch. I had to sell everything and rent a room from my sister until I got my business on its feet. Now that I’m thriving, I’m now a mother of a beautiful 2yr old and for the first 16 months, she was with me when I worked (unless I could find a babysitter) and I still have moments where she is with me while working. It can be challenging yet so rewarding to have her with me.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a makeup artist and lash stylist. Makeup artistry is my #1, however I am very good at lash extensions and love doing those as well on my clients. It gives balance in my career. I am definitely most proud of my makeup artistry. I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am in my skill. What I hear most often about what sets me apart from others is that not only can I do more than just beauty or glam makeup, but I do artistic and sfx makeup and I do each extremely well. I also hear that unlike most makeup artists nowadays, I keep the skin glowing and soft while still contoured and full coverage without it being caked on.
Is there something surprising that you feel even people who know you might not know about?
Most people don’t know how versatile my skills are. I am a visual learner so I can basically look at something and do it. A lot of people also don’t know that I’ve worked on several celebrities and also that I have my own product line. I don’t quite market it as much as I would and just let it sell itself. My goal is to get better at that lol.
- Makeup $125+
- Makeup $125+
- Brow services $65+
- Address: 5105 central ave St. Petersburg, FL
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: Www.corinecosmetics.com
- Instagram: Www.Instagram.com/corinethemakeupmom
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