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Daily Inspiration: Meet Savannah Wilson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Savannah Wilson.

Alright, thank you for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us how you got started?
In 2018-the summer, I was going into my senior year in high school. Since it was my last year in high school, I wanted my appearance to be different, so I asked for makeup for my birthday. I did not get into makeup until I was 17. One funny thing about me is that I wouldn’t say I liked eyelashes until I started makeup because they irritated me when I attended homecoming one year. Now, you cannot keep me from buying bird-looking lashes or makeup products in the stores. I remember I used to do my makeup at school during lunchtime, and some people thought I was funny, and others thought it was fantastic. I didn’t care, though, because I was in my world.

It’s been about 4 years since I’ve been in the makeup and learning new things to improve. My makeup initially looked harsh and embarrassing, but I appreciate where I started. The better I got, the more attention I got from friends, family, and strangers. This boosted my confidence in makeup because if they thought I was good, I knew I could keep going. Soon, people asked me to do their makeup back to back. I recently did my cousin and my sister’s makeup for prom, and I am proud of my work and how far it’s come. My sister wore a pink dress, and my cousin wore a black and white dress.

Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has not been the smoothest operating machine. Even though I got a lot of good press, there still wasn’t enough support from the people, such as peers. I am always one person to support other people and like and share what they have going on, and I felt like when it comes to me, it’s crickets. Like many times, it would be “well known” or “popular” people who would get recognition and get praised, and I’ve only seen a few who have put in work. So I felt like no matter how much I would try and put my work out there, it wasn’t as much buzz even though I had the same people with their businesses or organizations follow me. Sometimes it won’t even be the people with business; it could be as simple as their pictures. I would always share and shout out of the kindness of my heart, but I had to learn I couldn’t get support from everyone.

I did keep going, though. Just because people don’t share or support your brand does not mean you have to stop. I mean, it’s okay to take a break, but don’t just stop completely because it’s something I do, not them. I wasn’t put on this earth to impress people or beg for support. I was put here to live and enjoy life.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
As an upcoming makeup artist, I do my best to ensure clients are satisfied with their looks. I always tell them it’s okay if you want me to change something, and they can look at the process with a mirror or phone when I’m doing it because I want to ensure I am doing a good job. The best part about being a makeup artist is knowing that you created something eye-catching. Something that would mesmerize everyone it come across. I love that the clients love the outcome, encouraging them to come back and for new clients to come and see me.

What sets me apart from others is that I am still low-key right now because not many people in my city know what I do or know who I am, so when I display my work, and the more I promote it, they will see what I bring to the table. I like my looks to be exaggerated. Lots of glitter, colors, highlights, shimmers, and rhinestones. I know it’s crazy, but I’m so used to exaggerating looks on myself. For some reason, I am still trying to learn how to do a natural look! I did a natural makeup look on my cousin, and I was surprised, but I knew I could do better.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
One crucial lesson I have learned so far is that if I don’t start doing what I love to do, you’re not going to be recognized or noticed. People have been telling me for a long time to put my work out there and start my business and build clientele. I hesitated because it was swept under the rug when I tried to do that with something else. But I saw my makeup was getting more attention, so I started building a website so people could book appointments. So far, it’s been okay. I like that my family is more aware of what I do, and my peers see my talents more clearly. Many of my family members didn’t know I did makeup until prom came around this year.

Pricing:

  • •$40 for natural makeup/soft glam
  • •$55 for a full gram *glitters, shimmers, rhinestones, and colored eyeliners

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Image Credits
i have taken all the pictures except for my cousins. She has taken that picture.

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