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

Hi Autumn, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
When I was little, I always knew that I wanted to be a makeup artist. Every time I would look up at the television screen, I wanted to create that magic for everyone else.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It definitely wasn’t easy. Whatever you want to do, and love, is never easy and takes hard work.

I’ve been practicing makeup artistry since I was in 7th grade, but I have been dedicated to it since I was 4 years old.

There’s a lot of people that won’t believe you can do it. They’ll encourage you to get an office job like everyone else. Artists have a hard time being like everyone else. We aren’t meant to fit in, so when we’re all trapped in this box, we struggle.

We’re meant to stand out. Do what you want to do in life and be who you are. Don’t listen to people who say you can’t do something.

And don’t be afraid to charge what you’re worth. There’s a lot of people that complain about makeup artist pricing. Everything is from a business point of view. The cost includes: the makeup, the travel, the sanitation, the time, etc. So, when people complain that $100 is too much for a full face of makeup after traveling long distances, they just don’t see what you see. Know what you are worth.

I would like people to know that with my brand, it’s not about the beauty and the “being perfect”. A lot of people use makeup to see their “inner beauty”.

Your beauty was already there, and has been there. Makeup is something to have fun with, and this is what I stand by every time I have a client in my chair.
It washes off at the end of the day. So in the meantime, have fun. Use those colors you never dared to try, they’re probably going to look amazing on you.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely take them to RocketFizz first. It’s so much fun, and all the retro candies and sodas are great.

Definitely don’t be afraid to get unhealthy because we might stop at Sky Rocket Burger. It is amazing, affordable, and their strawberry shakes are number one on my list.

Of course, we would have to go see the “Microphone” of Dallas. To be completely honest, I’ve been calling this building “the microphone” ever since I was little. No one has seemed to correct me yet? So, if you know the actual name, please tell me.

This is a bit farther into the DFW area, but Sweet Daze is a must. It’s in Richardson. They have galaxy and unicorn donuts, and this charcoal ice cream. It’s actually really good.

We would go to “Free Play” in Arlington. It’s so much fun, and they have a plethora of vintage arcade games. Like Tapper, Mortal Kombat, Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, etc.

Then, we would probably finish up at the Dallas Arboretum or the Lavender Garden in Rowlett.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to all of my teachers and friends who believed in me. Who helped shape me into the loving, confident person I am today. They always had believed in me and supported me no matter what.

Also, my family, for saying I could do anything I set my mind to.

Website: autumngraceofficial.square.site

Instagram: instagram.com/theautumngracee

Youtube: youtube.com/autumngraceofficial

Other: instagram.com/autumngracemua

Image Credits
Simon Bowles Photography

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