This week, Melissa Street joins us for the Friday “Powerful Beauty” feature. Melissa has over 20 years experience as a makeup artist! She’s based in California and has worked with celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bridget Fonda, Cybil Sheppard, Michael Clark Duncan (one of Bionic’s personal favorite actors!), and so many more. She’s worked in film, television and print- covering all the makeup artist bases. And somehow… she finds time to maintain two blogs: Epic Makeup Blog and In My Professional Opinion. Her makeup company website is EpicMakeUp.com; be sure to check out her amazing work!
And now, here’s how Melissa defines Powerful Beauty…
As a professional makeup artist for the film, television and live event industries, I work with actresses and models almost daily and they are genetically programmed gorgeous (even without makeup). They also have the time, money and experts available to them to achieve beauty perfection regardless of the night they had, if the baby was sick, if they had a fight with their mate, if they had an early morning meeting or if it is “that” time of the month!
Powerful Beauty to me is the everyday woman living in the “real” world – the stay-at-home mom, the entrepreneur, the young confused teen, the high-powered executive, the grocery store clerk, nurse, marketing assistant, teacher, bank teller or receptionist. Those women who shine from within, give of themselves unconditionally, make a difference in our world and have no judgement.
I think all women are gorgeous and should feel that way everyday regardless of their circumstances. Add some lip gloss, powder, liner, mascara and BAM! You have just given yourself the gift of confidence, you feel better about yourself, you hold your head up higher! Take the time to take care of yourself, because we love those gorgeous actresses and models, but we are not them. Even so, we deserve to feel beautiful both inside and out!
Catch up on the rest of the Powerful Beauty features. And remember to check back each Friday for another dose of how to Achieve Powerful Beauty!