Today we’d like to introduce you to Mae Michienzie.
Mae, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My love for all things beauty started at a very young age. I don’t have a memory without my mother leaving the house without putting her “face on”. It wasn’t just a simple look either. Tones of blues and greens swept across her eyes daily and she wore them with such confidence. She was ill for a long time but you would never know it because her face was on and her confidence was up.
As I got older my love for the cosmetics and skincare never died down. While I was in college pursuing my teaching degree A close friend of mine was in a bad accident suffering from 3rd degree burns, seeing her spirit diminish daily because of her lack of confidence hit a soft spot for me. I then decided I wanted more in depth knowledge of skin in general so I could learn what would benefit for my friend and anyone else.
I enrolled in aesthetics school and that was it. My passion was there and I’ve never looked back. As soon as I graduated I jumped into every aspect I could. Facials, waxing, makeup for film, print, fashion you name it. In the 14yrs of my career I have had the privilege of being trained and certified by over 37 skincare and cosmetic companies, extensive training by some of the best makeup artist in the country.
I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for all the other makeup artists and aestheticians I have met along the way. In this business you can never know too much. You never stop learning. That’s the beauty of the industry.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
My journey as an aesthetician and makeup artist has not always been easy, especially since social media has taken over. It’s wonderful that the artistry is getting the recognition it deserves, but the quality and truth of it has to be present. I pride myself on helping woman and men feel more beautiful and confident than they did before they sat in my chair. When we look at social media there are tons of filters and lots of product being used on the skin to give us the appearance of flawless? That is not what makeup should always be. There is a time and place for it. Everyday makeup should look and feel like skin and you should definitely look and feel like yourself. You do not need to be putting dots and stripes all over your face to contour. With the right products and an experienced artist we can show you a more practical, natural way of applying makeup. With the proper skin care you won’t need as much makeup as you think.
Mae Michienzie – Makeup Artist – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
My name is my brand. I have worked extremely hard over the years to build a long lasting business. I have my original clients from when I started. I don’t want to only have that one special occasion with my client. I build relationships with them. I have had the privilege of being able to start with proper skincare during facials to make up for their first dance, prom, engagement, shower, bachelorette, wedding and then onto maternity sessions. I am with my clients every step of the way. I am known for my natural, ethereal work. I start with locally made skincare products and use safe, transparent cosmetics. Facials, all lash care concerns from lifting, tinting and extensions, waxing and makeup artistry, I have you covered. My loyal clients have helped me earn Weddingwire.com Makeup Artist of the Year, 2 years in a row. This is huge honor to me, seeing as I am mostly a referral based makeup artist. The brides that have chosen me from Weddingwire helped me win this award with their raw reviews. I am incredibly thankful every day for the people I meet. They become lifelong friends, not just clients.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Happiness is success.
- Address: 626 Main St.
Falmouth MA 02540
- Phone: 508-540-0080
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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