Mz Mahogany Chic, media sponsor of the 2013 5th Annual DC RAWards, is giving you a taste of each semi-finalist. Meet Amber Singletary, semi-finalist in the “Makeup Artist” category.
Why do you deserve to be Makeup Artist of the year?
I think I deserve to be Makeup Artist of the year not for me, but for all of my supporters who have and still stick beside me wanting nothing but the best for me. I would love to do this for THEM!
What would you tell women that lack confidence and try to hide behind makeup?
Confidence comes from recognizing and valuing self worth, take time to meditate on your positive qualities and traits. Write them on your bathroom mirror / bedroom mirror. Remind yourself of these qualities daily. A good exercise to do is to also ask your close friends what qualities they love best about you. I think we often focus so much on the negative that we forget how beautiful we are! once you have nailed this, why not pair your favorite lipstick with one of your qualities. For instance my favorite lipstick is MAC’s Ruby Woo which goes perfect with my quality of being ‘ambitious’.
What was one of your favorite gigs as a makeup artist?
Wow. Let me think. I guess it would be this RAW event. I love working with other artist with the same passion and drive.
What is the most valuable lesson your profession has taught you throughout the years?
This profession has taught me many things, but the most important or one of the most important is definitely to protect your brand. Have contracts/ release statements for every client.
Get more information about the 5th Annual RAWards Event here.