Why I Became A Maskcara Artist
I fell in love with a makeup company over 2 years ago. I don't think I have ever found a product that I truly felt like I couldn't live without and that nothing else could compare or replace it, until Maskcara. Maybe it's cliche to say it changed my life, but it did dramatically change my morning routine (in a good way) and massively strengthened my self-confidence. I loved it so much, I was always sharing about it and trying to get my friends and family to try it. I also got so happy and excited when someone would compliment my makeup, because then I could tell them how I put it on in 5 minutes and how I only used one little compact. Well life went on until mid-January of 2017, when this company that I loved eagerly announced they were launching an independent artist program.
WHAT? My initial response was why?? how?! I need to know more! I pretty obsessively stalked their Instagram the following days (ask my husband, he was a little concerned and annoyed that I wouldn't put my phone down haha) After learning the basics of what this program was, I thought to myself that terrifying yet exciting thought of, could I do this? I mean could I do something like this? At this time, I had been wanting and needing to find something I could do for myself, a hobby, a work-from-home job, just something to work on other than being a wife and mother. I needed something for ME. So to the surprise of both my husband and I, I walked into his office and said, I want to do this. I want to be a Maskcara artist. I don't know how to do this kind of thing but I feel like I need to do this. I need to be brave and bold and try to do something that I believe will open up a lot of opportunities for myself and our family. With what little savings we had, I took the risk and clicked that "confirm" button. My heart started racing and a spark lit.
By definition, I am literally a simple girl. I am fearful of many things. I don't really like taking risks unless I really think about all the variables and possible outcomes. I don't open up to strangers and I tend to be guarded when it comes to showing my personality. So basically I am exactly the kind of person that would NEVER join a direct sales company! Yet, something just clicked with this opportunity. I knew I loved the products, I knew they were high quality and affordable, I knew the creator and her company were kind and empowering, and positive in everything they did. So WHY wouldn't I want to share this goodness around like candy and get paid to do it?! It just made sense, so I DID IT! I didn't think I could have so much fun and feel so rewarded by just sharing makeup with women and helping them simplify their life a little and helping their natural beauty shine through! I feel so excited and grateful when someone trusts me to do their makeup and share the before and after and I get even more excited when I see their eyes light up when they look at the "after" and just say wow! I love it! It's not even about the sale, it's that someone else now gets the passion and dare I say obsession with this line like I do!
I have honestly surprised myself in so many ways and done things I didn't think I'd ever be able to do. I have really opened up myself to the world and started living my life boldy rather than coasting along and just accepting what's handed to me. Has this journey been easy. NO. I will never lie to anyone that for amazing results, you have to put in the hard work, the long hours, the scary phone calls, the rejections, the flop parties, the criticism, and having to constantly remind yourself why you are doing this and that you CAN do this! But through all that, I have gained more self-confidence and self-love, I have made many new and true friends, I have reconnected with past friends, I have come out of my little shell more, and I have brought in a monthly income that has helped my family and helped grow my business. I am still learning, challenging myself, growing, changing, adapting, and reaching farther into myself every day. But I KNOW that everyday I am in this business and putting one foot in front of the other, that I am going to achieve big things, things that are bigger than me, things that I never thought I could have. I am going to make mine and my families dream life a reality. And that is why I became a Maskcara Artist and that is how my simple life took a bold turn. ><Holly><