For the longest time I refuse to let myself appear as a beauty addict even it was my deepest obsession for years, I used to stalk each MAC collection launch (as MAC Cosmetics) which was BIG in the 2000s, and my dream is to work as a makeup artist in MAC or other creative cosmetics counter so I could do makeup for different people every day!
It has yet to happen, of course, this is not even something I would dare to bring up to my Mother, who would have never accept for a Uni graduate and that’s the story.
After few years before I get married I took a course as certificate beautician for pure interest, still makeup is my thing and I ever tried to start some project with friends who are getting marry, and then realized my skill set is not ready for the task, as so I was stuck on the marketing part, not that I did a bad job just not enough for what I would like to provide my paid customers.
The years before I have my son, I saw an ad from L’Oreal for part-time makeup artists to work on weekend and holiday, so I tried to apply but turn out they actually look for more regular partitme on daily basis, even asked if I would consider working full time. Since I was doing okay in my current job, so the secured self really don’t see how could completely change the career like so.
As well I still have doubt rather I could do good on the job. This thought is deadly and I shouldn’t have in the first place.
Fast forward to the present, my son is 4 and I’m in a career rut, where simply I would need a change after 13 years working on the same job.
However, to consider also the working hours and flexibility of my current office job, there’s no doubt it would be more kid-appropriate definitely, I can’t image to not be with my kid at night and during the weekend…
My goal is to work in a cosmetics counter after my son gets a bit older maybe in 8-10 years time, and if my passion for makeup still alive. Will see!
After all the years I live, I no longer care if people see me as skin-deep.