Professionals must recognize the negatives within their industries as it promotes accountability and progress. By having an interview with their Selves, business owners can advocate for change and drive meaningful improvements for both their industry and society.

Questions I ask my Self about F.A.C.E. Makeup Artistry:

How am I actively working to address and minimize the negative impacts of the beauty industry, such as environmental harm, mental health and unethical practices within my own work and professional sphere?

I prioritize packaging committed to sustainability through the refurbished vintage compacts initiative and maintain strict hygiene standards for responsible practice. I educate myself and clients on mental health issues circulating the beauty industry, advocating for informed decisions.

In what ways can I use my platform and expertise as a makeup artist to advocate for greater accountability, diversity, and inclusion within the industry, ensuring that all individuals feel represented and respected?

I can actively promote and showcase diversity in my work. This includes using models of all backgrounds, genders, ages, and abilities, as well as featuring a range of makeup styles that celebrate individuality. This also includes retailing products that accommodate every skin tone.

I do not subscribe to “Before + After” photos, as culture has primed our subconscious minds to signal that someone is less attractive (and therefore less capable, less worthy and less of a person) without makeup.

How am I continuously reflecting on my values and ethics as a makeup artist, and actively seeking opportunities to align my actions with principles of social responsibility and positive change?

I regularly examine my motivations, intentions, and the impact of my actions on both clients and the broader community. This introspection allows me to identify areas where I can improve and align my practices more closely with principles of social responsibility and positive change. Through our annual Beauty Egg Hunt for a Cause, F.A.C.E. fundraises and brings awareness to “Look Good, Feel Better”, a public service program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

F.A.C.E. strives to avoid promoting unrealistic beauty standards or pressuring clients into unnecessary treatments or products purely for financial gain.

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