XIOMARA (FREELANCE MAKE-UP ARTIST)
A freelance makeup artist is an individual who performs makeup on clients on a freelance basis rather than working for a beauty salon on a permanent employment basis.
1.) Tell us about yourself and your childhood?
Hi my name is Xiomara Mejia and I am a freelance make-up artist in Des Moines Iowa. One thing that I am going to say about me is that I am a very happy person since I was a little girl. I remember I always got in trouble for goofing off. :)
2.) Tell us about a challenging time in your life and what lessons you learned from it?
A challenge I had in my life was deciding if I should stay home and be a mom or attend to one of the most important make-up classes. I have always wanted to go but I had to decide if I should go for 2weeks or stay home to my newborn baby. Lesson that I've learned, just do it and go for the opportunity even if there are obstacles. Just do it!
3.) How or what started your passion for make-up?
I remember seeing my mom do her make-up all the time and I would be so amazed on how many different looks could be created with make-up. When she would leave I would play with her make-up stuff but I was young and I didn’t really know what it was or how to use it. When I was in high school, I started playing with make-up and I noticed that I was really good at it and that’s where it all started.
4.) What motivates you to follow and pursue your passion?
What motivates me into pursuing my passion would have to be my clients and when their face glow up after doing their make-up and finally being able to see themselves in the mirror and see how happy they are for their special event.
5.) What advice would you give to the new up and coming artist?
PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE! AND ALWAYS STAY FOCUSED!
6.) What is the best advice would you give to your younger self?
I would tell my younger self is to stop getting distracted and keep practicing.
7.) Have you or how do you do you contribute to the community?
I have tried to help out in the community by doing raffles for a free make-up giveaway to help those in need especially with health problems.
8.) Who do you look up to besides your parents?
Other than my parents I look up to a lot of people, even famous people, but who I really look up to is my best friend. I have seen him grow his business from 0. I've seen all his sacrifices and I am so proud of where he is now.
9.) What are your goals for the next 5 years?
My goals for the next 5 years is to travel out of the state to do makeup on famous people/celebrities.
10.) What is your motto in life?
"Chase your passion. If you're scared, you're going the right direction." -Xiomara
11.) How did you find out about Made4Mankind Clothing?
My friends was promoting Made4Mankind Clothing on social media.
12.) What do you know about Made4Mankind Clothing?
I know that Made4Mankind is a clothing store that promotes positivity around our community and they also helps new artists be known.
13.) Describe Made4Mankind Clothing in one word.
O U T G O I N G
"FEBRUARY ARTIST OF THE MONTH"
Personal Facebook: @XIOMARAMEJIA
Business Facebook: @MAKEUPBYXIO
For bookings: Call/Text (515) 867-9377
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