May 1, 2012

The Literal Beauty of Our Job

I recently had the opportunity to work with some of the bravest, most inspiring women I've ever met.

It was for a documentary about women who suffer from postpartum depression.  These women had put themselves out there in a very vulnerable way by sharing their own stories.  Their goal was to give other women the knowledge, encouragement, and voice to get help for themselves.   

Let me tell you where I fit in…..

I had the absolute joy of overseeing the makeup and hair department. The fact that I contributed in making these women look and feel beautiful was truly rewarding.  As mothers, their daily lives consist of taking care of others. I was able to take care of them for a change.

I saw all of these women feel more confident and beautiful. They were there to empower other women, and to me that is true beauty. It did not take the latest Chanel product to make that happen. (Though, I am not suggesting Chanel was not in the room.) Putting makeup on such courageous women -- not a scripted character -- was for me, a treat.  As a makeup artist, it is the people I meet, the stories I hear, and the experiences I get to share in that make me feel successful.

I truly hope you will continue to visit and share in my journey of makeup artistry.  I sincerely believe it takes a village. I hope you will join it!

Until Next Time,


  1. Love it! What a great experience and something so rewarding to be a part of! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Some people don't realize how serious postpardum depression can be. Its awesome you got to be part of sharing the message with those couragious women.


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