Meet Peoria native Mary Moore. Mary is an up and coming Freelance Makeup Artist and the owner of “Brow Lyfe”. She started her business 4 years ago, initially focusing on perfecting eyebrows. Once her eyebrow technique developed she was ready to complete full face applications. Through word of mouth her business began to soar. Moore admits that she did not wear makeup in high-school. “I started wearing makeup once I got into college,” she states. Moore credits her Aunt Florence Maxison, and You-Tube for inspiring her to start her own business. She recalls watching her aunt apply makeup for others and being inquisitive. Once she began her business, she started with cosmetics purchased from Dollar-Tree then graduated to Cover Girl, and Maybelline products from CVS, and Walgreens. She now reports using a variety of products from low-budget to high-end. Moore, shares one of her favorite products to use is the (Anastasia Beverly Hills) Highlighter kit. This 24 yr old beauty, works full-time in addition to providing beauty services during evening and weekend hours. Her prices are listed as:
Brows – 10.00
Brows & Strip eyelashes – 25.00
Full Face application – 50.00
Strip Eyelashes – 15.00
She plans to do facials in the future. Moore has goals to work with a television production set and to become a fulltime Freelance Makeup Artist. She does makeup by appointment only and provides bridal and special occasion services. Her studio is located at 1227 W. Glen Ave. and can be reached at 309-472-5125. Deposit may be required to book an appointment. Clients are encouraged to arrive makeup free and with groomed eyebrows. The expected time for a full face application is 60-75 minutes, Eyebrows and lashes 20-30 minutes. Moore’s advice to others is “be patient, stay consistent, be dedicated, and invest in yourself!