Hi Beautiful Brickies! Welcome to the blog section on my website!
My name is Liz Foskey & I am the proud owner of Shadez of Beauty.
First thing first, I'm sure you are curious as to why I used the term "Brickies." I naturally wanted to do something different from others but wanted to use a term that is meant for more than just outer appearances. I chose "Bricky" because as most of you may know, Bricks are considered one of the strongest materials out there, and being called "Bricky" meant that you are strong and fearless. Truthfully, I believe everyone is strong and fearless in their way. You may have or have not discovered it yet, but each of you is!
Now let's jump back to getting to know me a little bit more. I am your typically female that has always had a love for makeup. I am the girl that use to sneak makeup from her mother, put it in my bookbag and apply it on the bus before arriving at school. As you could guess that any kid in elementary school would forget to take it off before returning home and would result in getting into trouble while receiving some form of punishment. I would be in trouble because it was against the rules in my parent's house and because I would have taken my mother's makeup without permission. Did the punishment I endured stop me? Of course, it did, but only for a small time frame. My obsession only grew stronger due to watching TV, flipping through magazines, and the TV Guides (Yes, I am old enough to remember those days of relying on a book to see the tv schedule.) As time went on and many punishments later, I learned that the more natural look I attempted the less noticeable it was to my parents, teachers, and friends. I didn't care at that age that people didn't speak highly of my makeup because it meant more to me that I was wearing it and not getting in trouble. I believe that is when I slowly gained my confidence.
As I grew older, so did my love for makeup and skills. I went through so much makeup from Covergirl and Maybellene, that I wish I was educated in stocks back in the day. After finishing High School, I continued to only focus on doing makeup on myself. I was approached by a bride in 2014, to see if I would do her makeup for her wedding; naturally, I turned her down. This bride not only gave me the best compliment but the strength and courage to agree to do her makeup for her wedding day. To this day I reflect on her comment to me; she said, "Every time I have seen you, you were able to create a different look that not only was beautiful but still made you look like yourself without looking overdone." This bride changed my life and courage to branch out. I am forever grateful for her words, trust, and willingness to trust a newbie with her makeup on an important day. I am so glad she loved her look and proud to admit she still recommends clients to me.
I admit that she doesn't realize the many doors she has opened me to. Doors that I do not see ever closing; doors that I am sure my wonderful husband wishes would close. I have been able to earn different titles, licensures, certificates, and achievements. Prayers within the next couple of years, I will be adding another. I hold an Esthetician License, Makeup Artist, Microblading Artist, and Lash Tech. I am currently working towards becoming a Registered Nurse as well as a Permanent Makeup Artist (Eyeliner, Lip Blush, Areola).
Passions I have for makeup applications have grown tremendously into other forms of cosmetics. The joy I feel when I see the look on my client's faces after performing whatever service they hired me for is what encourages me to be better and to continue to grow. Something that is seen as simple can give that person the boost they need to apply for that job, ask for a raise, leap towards whatever comes next. I truly believe people underestimate the power cosmetics have on a person. Society likes to tell us the negative sides of cosmetics. In my opinion, the good outweighs the bad. It is all in the power of the individual, and what they choose.
I want to end this first blog with a favorite quote of mine. William Shakespeare said, "The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars." (This was way before highlighters were a thing.) This is a quote from one of the most iconic movies of all time, "Romeo & Juliet." I admire this quote because this is something that I try to apply to every client of mine. This quote shows that your natural beauty is more beautiful and powerful than anything in nature. Let us not change what we hold within our natural beauty but rather just enhance the natural beauty.
Stay true to yourself and spread kindness to others.