Erika La Pearl shares her story of the awakening of her dreams.
Celebrity makeup artist, Erika La Pearl has taken the leap of faith in every aspect of her life to gain her success. Taking literally everything that she had and investing it in her dreams took her all the way to the top! She shares her touching story with SHEEN Magazine.
How did you get your start as a celebrity MUA?
I have been working on my craft for seven years now. It hasn’t always been glam. I was working for a foreclosure firm for about five years and wanted something more. I wanted to have a career and not just a job, and at the same time to do something I love! I knew I was fearful about leaving stable and taking a chance on myself. But then I was laid off.
I decided to take a chance and used the remainder of my savings. I applied to school and majored in what I love, all things beauty, specifically makeup. Once I graduated, I was able to use my portfolio from the school and promote myself on social media. A friend of mine approached me about makeup services for one of the girls on America’s Next Top Model. I was extremely nervous, but in the end, everything turned out incredible. This was the start of the journey I am on now. It has been a humbling experience, and there is so much more to learn and do!
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