Today we’d like to introduce you to Roshedia Armour.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
My journey with makeup started about ten years ago. I was walking by one of those makeup counters that sit in the middle of the mall. The young lady managing the counter was so persistent that I decided to sit in her chair. I was a bit apprehensive and scared (Laughing); I was tomboyish back then and definitely wasn’t the makeup girly girl type. When I saw myself in the mirror, I fell in love with who I saw. I loved the feeling of liking who I saw in the mirror and what it did for my self-esteem. I decided that day that I always wanted that feeling. I bought supplies and began to do my own makeup. For two years I had only practice makeup on myself until I received my first client. I remember everything about that day even the outfit I wore. We talked about life, love, our fears, and tears. A week had passed when I received a phone call from my first client. She had ended. her relationship and said that I had given her the strength and courage to leave. She thanked me for sewing a seed in her. That’s when I knew makeup was part of my purpose and was my ministry. Fast forward to now I am a graduate of QC Makeup Academy. I have a growing YouTube channel called Touched by Shedia that contains segments called makeup and therapy. Makeup and therapy are a safe place for women and men to share and receive healing while learning to contour.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Definitely wasn’t a smooth road because although I am a makeup artist I struggle with mental illness. Trying to push past obstacles is hard especially being around different people and energies. Some days I fight to just be. Through my artistry, I’m able to navigate through it. That’s the way I escape. Secondly, the cost of product, hair, clothing, etc. because it sets the tone for my creative looks. Financially it does put a strain on things when you are trying to set yourself apart from others.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am a Master International Makeup Professional. I am most known for my eye makeup because of the different color combos and creative looks. Overall, all I’m an Artist my looks are masterpieces! I’m most proud of how far I have come in this creative field. I found my purpose by doing what I love and that’s teaching and sewing a seed in people! I love makeup don’t get me wrong but making others feel good about themselves and teaching them to be better is what I’m most proud of! Being of service all the way around! Makeup and therapy are what I love! That’s what sets me apart from being able to get my own healing while offer healing through makeup!
Where do you see things going in the next 5-10 years?
This industry is always evolving! I’m sure in the next 5-10 years it will be some new trends and new things creatively happening!
- Instagram: www.Instagram.com/touchedbyshedia
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UC9YKapF582NqJ7TJnC7gJmw