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Most people start a new business for financial reasons. They really do not see the true reason and need to start one.

I noticed several years ago women my age were trying too hard to be noticed by society. You-tube and other places seem to cater to the teens and 20something crowd. That is fine but when a woman of 35 start taking fashion and makeup advise from someone 10-15 years younger than she is it will just back fire on her.

I decided last year that I would prepare myself for the changes I would go thru by starting my own part-time business. I will be 40 in a few months so I wanted to prepare myself.  

I trained myself as a makeup artist, took classes, studied with older women who were established in the fashion and makeup industry. I wanted to see if there was a way for mature women to have the same beauty and sensual demeanor as a younger woman.  

My business consists of training women how to use cosmetics in a way where it flatters her without making her look hard or too young. I sell makeup to those who cannot afford the high priced items but do not want or need to buy dollar store cosmetics. I also provide shopping information.  

I do not believe that as we get older we have to spend a lot of money or wear harsh cosmetics to look beautiful.  

Several ladies I work with are over 45 and really did not know how to use makeup properly or how to wear something without looking like she is trying too hard to fit in. To get them started I talk to them first to get an ideal of what they want to achieve.  

Some women like the glamorous look of heavy makeup while others want the natural look. I work with both.  We start by going shopping and then I give them make overs step by step so they can have the look they want without spending too much time or money. I sell them makeup kits that they can play with. Most women do not have a lot of money to spend and this is where I help them.  

I have some women who resist change and I can understand that. Wearing black lip liner or wanting to wear glitter eye shadows can be hard to let go. Sometimes understanding that you cannot wear the $10 jeans you use to wear can break your heart. This is where I explain and try to help. Usually after my make overs they understand that you must accept the fact that your body, skin, and even your personality will change.  

This type of work can be challenging especially when someone calls me in the middle of a workday scared about an event that she wants to attend and has no idea how to get. "The look“. I do not mind because I have been in her place before in the past.  

I do not turn anyone away even if they cannot pay at the moment. Sometimes it is not about the money just about letting women know that we are stronger, wiser, and beautiful as we age. We just need a little help along the way.

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      Msj wrote Oct 4, 2011
    • Good one!



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      Butterflyrose wrote Oct 5, 2011
    • I applaud you for helping to enhance the  mature woman’s beauty!heart

      An act of kindness is a gift given
      Butterflyrose

      #enjoylifeheart



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      Deanna Marshall wrote Oct 19, 2011
    • I love the concept.  Why don’t you add Mary Kay products to your portfolio (50% commission on all products all the time you‘re active.  Do you have a Mary Kay representative calling on you? If not I am a Mary Kay Independent Consultant, it’s lot’s of fun and laughs and great business opportunity for you or someone you know that would like to make a few hundred extra dollars part time or a rewarding salary full time .  

      Since we are in different States, we can do this via conference call or SKYPE.  Just drop me a note and let me know if you are interested.  And checkout my makeovers at: www.facebook.com/deannammk  I would be interested in what you think.



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