Meet Euvanna Merriman
Euvanna Merriman is a freelance makeup artist from Richmond, Virginia. Merriman is a junior at Old Dominion University majoring in marketing and a minor in women's studies. Read below to learn more about Merriman's makeup journey.
How did you first get into makeup?
I would always watch my mom do her make-up and go to the MAC counter for makeovers. I started practicing on myself when my older sister introduced me to tutorials on youtube. As i kept on practicing I fell in love with the artistry of the craft and I’ve been hooked ever since.
How do you feel like your love for makeup has changed from when you first started?
I feel as my skills and knowledge have improved I have a new level of respect for the craft. Doing makeup on yourself let alone others is not an easy job.
Who is your number one makeup inspiration and why? Top influencers?
My number one inspiration is London Trieu. She isn’t a top influencer but her style is extremely unique. Her looks are always creative and that's what I love about her. My top influencer would have to be Jackie Aina. She shows me that a woman of color has the ability to dominate the beauty industry with class.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now makeup-wise?
I see myself finally putting my all into my youtube channel. I hope I can use my talent to inspire people through my craft. I would also love to start a my own makeup line one day.
What is one product you can’t live without and why?
I definitely cannot live without my Anastasia dip brow. Even on my no make-up days my brows are always done. I feel off without it.
What has been your biggest milestone/achievement when it comes to makeup?
My biggest achievement was overcoming my fear of doing makeup on clients. I would get very anxious and back out of a lot of opportunities because I would always doubt myself. Now I have the confidence to take on any client.
I also enjoy drawing, art, and nature. Whenever I’m not doing make-up I usually am in my room drawing and listening to music.
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