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Conversations with Jasmine Perry

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine Perry.

Hi Jasmine, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I started doing make a little once I graduated high school; during school, I’ll only wear lipstick or eyeshadow but once I graduated, I started YouTubing how to do my eyebrows (which was horrible) then eventually I started gradually practicing on how to do my face. I used to do my whole face with just concealer, not knowing what to do at all lol but then over the years, I just kept at it and STAYED on YouTube (YouTube is your best friend), just practicing different techniques on how to properly do my face. Between the years, family and friends would always compliment my makeup or eyebrows on how good they look and would always ask for me to do theirs or telling me I should do their face and I’ll be like no because I never thought that I was that good at doing makeup. I didn’t even know how to put on false lashes until 2019 lol so yeah. I’m a perfectionist so I don’t like doing anything until I get it down pack and perfect it, also I had to to stop doubt myself and my potential but I’m also a realist as well because I knew I wasn’t that good yet but you gotta start somewhere right?

When I started doing makeup it was in 2020, I finally just stopped doubting myself and holding myself back from what I truly wanted to do and just started going out there doing makeup, I originally started doing makeup in East Atlanta at my grandfather’s beauty and barbershop to help start me off, I am originally from East Atlanta, Candler Rd to be exact. I started off with nothing but money that I got during the pandemic because that really helped jumpstart my dream and without that I probably would still be at a standstill wanting to do makeup but I thank the pandemic for making me realize what I really wanted to do.

When I started doing other people faces, I was soooo nervous but seeing my work on these women and seeing how good of an artist I was and the type of potential I had/have to go further and do better it made me go harder, so now all I do is practice practice practice and have patience… that’s my biggest two! Practice and Patience. Practice because practice makes perfect and practicing my craft just makes me 10x better and better from the last look, and patience because I know one day or even now my work will mean something to someone or inspire them, maybe even land me a nice job deal with someone who is interested in an MUA. Where I am now, I love not only doing people makeup but my own as well I love being a content creator for social media because I have soooo many looks that I love doing that I’ve never done before, it pushes me and my craft and I can’t help but to get better from that.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Honestly, no, it hasn’t been a smooth road but nothing comes easy in this world. You have to work hard to get where you need to be and you have to deserve it. The struggles a long the way was and still is having the clientele, a lot of people really don’t want to support unless it free or a discount and at first I used to struggle with changing my prices just so I could get some type of clientele in my chair just to share my work, I even tried to have models so I can try looks on them but like I said they only came around if it was free. Besides me being indecisive and unmotivated sometimes because I felt like nobody supported me was a struggle.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I do makeup, I would say I specialize in any glam such as: soft and bold and dramatic but I’m really a bold, dramatic glam artist; I’m known for doing creative art looks that’s like bold, dramatic and colorful. What I am most proud of is how creative I’ve become and mostly because I was pregnant doing all my different looks, it made me very proud. What sets me apart from others is my freestyle creativity, the way I do my makeup, the way I take my pictures, and the type of work and detail that I do putting into my looks.

Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
My advice is to find a mentor that really really supports what you do and what you bring to the table; I’m really my own mentor in a way because I’ve felt that along my journey, people don’t want you doing better than them so I motivate myself and I network with other artist and people who are genuine themselves and support me like I support them. What has worked for me is believing in myself and networking with other great artists and companies.

Pricing:

  • Natural Glam $65
  • Soft Glam $70
  • Freestyle/Bold Glam $85
  • Addons $5 more

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Image Credits
Images by Jassy

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