A Chat with Makeup By Anjeh
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
During my four years as a makeup artist, I’ve worked with celebrities including Iman and Angela Simmons. I worked with Oprah’s makeup artist of 21 years, Reggie Wells, at New York Fashion Week. I also assisted several other celebrity makeup artists that mentored me and taught me a lot about makeup.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
When I was 11, I fell in love with makeup. I then started working at a makeup counter to earn a little extra cash. While working at the counter, I developed a passion to make people feel great about themselves. I loved when people told me I made their day by making them look fabulous.
What do you love most about your job?
I absolutely love building relationships with my clients. Not only am I a makeup artist to most of my clients, I’m a friend. I’m there as a listening ear or a source for advice. I’m also there to provide relaxation before a stressful event, like a wedding.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
I did makeup for a huge wedding party which consisted of eight bridesmaids. One of the bridesmaids told me her makeup looked way better than it did on her own wedding day and that she wished she found me for her wedding. It always feels good when you hear something like that.