It’s a normal conversation starter to ask what I do, understandably. However, it’s always interesting to try to read someone’s expression after I tell them what I do for a living! Obviously, there are more to their thoughts than I think, because no one fits perfectly into a box. Just for funsies, here is a little taste of what I imagine going through their heads. With Disney illustrations, because everything is better with Disney!
"Hi! I’m Elizabeth and I’m a makeup artist!"
Women under 20 years of age: You are SO not wearing enough makeup to be a makeup artist. I can’t even see your highlight.
Men: That’s a thing?
Women over 20: THAT’S SO COOL! Can you fix ____??
Father of the bride: My daughter is paying you how much?
Mother of the bride: Please don’t give me blue eye shadow and red lips.
Anyone from the older generation: Oh you dear girl. You need to get a REAL job. Millennials.
Fellow makeup artists! Did I miss some?? I would love to hear more!