We had the good fortune of connecting with Alyssa Romano and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alyssa, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
My end goal is to start my own beauty brand. Not that I’m following in the footsteps of anyone in particular, but a lot of well known makeup artist’s have gone on to start their own beauty brand. I think it’s important to look at your end goal and research others that have done it before you. With anything in life, you have to ask yourself where want to go, and then figure out how you’ll get to where you want to be. Honestly, starting a beauty brand came to me before I considered doing makeup professionally. The thought of doing makeup professionally sounded like a dream, and since it aligned with my end goal of starting my own beauty brand someday, so I just went with it!

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
So I am a certified and professional makeup artist, and this year marks 7 years in the game. The first few years started off slow. You might get a gig here or there, but overall it’s unlikely any makeup artist would waltz out of any kind of professional training and be landing gigs back to back. There was a two year period I didn’t take on any gigs because I was on a mission to finish my business degree, but once I graduated I dove back in without hesitation. I’ve been pretty non-stop the past two years. Doing makeup professionally you’l realize there’s way more to it than just doing makeup. It’s pushing the limit, and it’s thinking outside the box. I see the beauty in all things around me, so sometimes I like to incorporate whatever is around me into an epic makeup look. Obviosly it depends on the job, but there’s instances I book a gig and head straight to a craft store before the makeup store.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, since we’re in the middle of pandemic, you can’t get the real feel of the city. I’d actually suggest getting out of town once they’ve arrived and doing something in the great outdoors. California has a lot to offer if you’re into being outdoors, and a lot can be done safely while social distancing.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
It is without a doubt I wouldn’t be where I am today without every single person that I’ve had the privilege to work with. Every model, actor, photographer, stylist, hair dresser, etc. If we’ve ever worked together… THANK YOU! Each and every opportunity is a blessing or a lesson. Too many people to thank, but y’all know who you are!

Website: www.makeupbyalyssaromano.com

Instagram: @makeupbyalyssaromano

Yelp: Makeup by Alyssa Romano

Image Credits
Erik J Berry Yuma Bastet Irena Iverson Kristina Kankola Mckenize Hewson Hailey Michele West Manny Alexander Yamine Kimberly

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