We had the good fortune of connecting with Christina Mose and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Christina, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Although I went to college to become an educator I’ve always dabbled in the cosmetic industry. I would do my sisters hair growing up and at one point I wanted to go to cosmetology school however, my parents felt it was best to have a degree to fall back on and after receiving a scholarship I perused a career in education. After about year 3 I just felt that something was missing. I decided it was time for me to pursue a passion I had always had so I venture into the makeup industry. I knew I would need to be able to manage my time between my educational role as well as being an artist so working for someone was not really an option. Going into business for myself was the first step in fulfilling this passion of mine.
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.
I love being a makeup artist. I truly enjoy enhancing the essence of a woman. I think what sets me apart is I truly listen to my clients and my work is versatile. I know some artist have a specific look, you know who the artist is when you see their work which isn’t a bad thing of a good thing is just their signature style. Me on the other hand will try to make adjustments to show them that they are not just a client. I want my clients to leave knowing they aren’t just another face but their look is just as beautiful as the next. I got to where I am at today by simply working and putting myself out there. It wasn’t always easy and if I’m being honest it still isn’t but the reward in the end it what matters most. My biggest challenge is living in an area like Houston. There are so many talented artist that I hesitated on even starting my business. However, once I realized I can make my own lane I decided to go for it. One thing I learned along the way is makeup is a form of art. You have to be delegate with your work. I pride myself in not having a heavy hand when applying makeup. A lot of clients will tell you that the do not leave feeling like they have a pound of makeup on their face. That always makes my day.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m not going to lie I’m pretty much a home body unless it’s a birthday. However I do enjoy a nice hookah lounge from time to time. They are always a nice vibe you can dance, chill, and drink (if that’s what you desire). One place I like gong to is Nomad.
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 recognize my sisters. Their support and encouragement through the years has definitely allowed me to keep going. They have both have not only been models but have allowed me to practice my skills even when I wasn’t the best. My oldest sister even allowed me to work out of her home. They are constantly motivating me and for that I am grateful.