Beauty Contributor | Allison Marie

Hi! My name is Allison. I am a
licensed aesthetician + makeup artist. My passion for makeup started with my
mom; she taught me the basics, but I didn’t always like it. I can remember her
putting winged eyeliner on me before a dance recital and I would wipe off the
corners before I went out on stage. It’s funny to me now because black winged
eyeliner has become my trademark. It is part of my daily makeup routine and now, I never leave home without it. My dad also influenced me by bringing me home
fashion and style magazine. I would try to recreate the makeup looks the
celebrities were wearing in the magazines, because there was a time before Pinterest,
Instagram, and beauty vloggers…surprising, I know!

I never would have dreamed that I would end up with a career in the beauty
industry. My background is in licensed practical nursing. I spent 6 years
working as a dermatology nurse. It gave me the knowledge and foundation I have
about skin care and various cosmetic procedures. It also gave me a love for
skin and beauty products. Before I knew it I was answering beauty questions and
giving makeup tips. Then, I started doing makeup on the side, which is what prompted
me to focus going more in that direction.
I really believe that things happen for a reason because one
evening, I saw an online ad for Morgantown Beauty College’s esthetics program.
I knew in that moment that was what I wanted to do. The very next day, I called
the school, took a tour, and enrolled. During my time at beauty college, my
focus was on facials, waxing, and makeup application. Aestheticians can also be
trained and certified in other areas such as permanent makeup, spray tanning,
chemical peels, laser, microdermabrasion, threading, eyelash/eyebrow
extensions, and eyebrow/eyelash tinting. There are lots of opportunities for
Now that I have graduated and officially became licensed, I
have landed my dream job as a Skin Therapist at Ulta Beauty. My goal in life is
to bring out the beauty in others. I love it when my clients leave feeling
happy and really good about themselves. You can truly change someone’s personality by
changing their look. The definition of cosmetics is ‘any product applied to the
body, especially the face, to improve its appearance.’  To me, makeup just enhances or builds upon the
beauty that’s already there. 
When I’m not doing facials or makeup applications – you can
find me hanging out with my family. My husband, Justin, and I have been
together for 10 years. We had our fairytale wedding 5 years ago and we have two
beautiful kids together! 
I am very excited to join The Wild Revival. As beauty contributor, I hope that you are able to get the advice, tips, and tricks you need from me to feel more confident in yourself. Don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below with questions you may have or topics you’d be interested in me talking about. I would love to hear from you! I’ll be posting every other Monday…be sure to check back for updates!

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