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Smile Makeover Story from a Make Up Artist

Smile Makeover Story from a Make-Up Artist

Watch this smile makeover story from a make-up artist we have used in several New Life Smile makeovers. Bridgette has helped dozens of people smile again by providing the make-up for their smile makeover story.

I think they have big future for making people over, absolutely. I mean if if we had known there was something like that, you can make someone’s hair look fantastic, and their makeup, and you know even with terrible skin.

I mean I have access to whatever I need to do that for someone, and they can look at themselves just like I would look at myself and feel like, “Man, my makeup looks awesome today.” Or, “My hair is great,” and then I smile and I’m like, “Oh, that shuts it down.”

Hey guys. Today, I want to thank you for being with me. The reason why I think this is a pretty special interview is because for the first time I got the opportunity to share a new perspective.

I worked with Bridgette in the past. She’s worked both sides of it. She’s actually seen the people change and she’s seen the effect, and she’s seen firsthand what they look and feel like. And then just recently we were able to actually get her in a pair.

So, as a viewer it gives you a unique view of what it is that we actually do from somebody else besides us.

Tell me, how’d you get into makeup?

I got into it because I’ve always had a love for it, and I always wanted to be an artist in some way growing up. But I was encouraged to, but kind of like, “Well you can’t really make a living that way.” And I saw being a stylist and a makeup artist as a way to be creative, but still have a career.

The reason why we we’re talking about you’re doing some what ifs like if we were to work with salon owners everywhere to who would we pick to work with? And I was saying one of the reasons why I’d like to work with people like Bridgette is because she has an eye for like a graphic eye, you know?

We have an artistic eye of looking at something and a way to convey that to the client. Because sometimes they just need to be convinced of what’s really there. They’re used to seeing their imperfections, and they need to know – you’re blinded by your own self-consciousness right now.

Yeah.

And we can kind of lift the veil on that, I think. Like, will a lady sit there and look at another lady and go, “Your teeth are jacked?”

Yeah.

Cuz here’s what I’m saying. The reason why I thought so is because they’re in the only place that they could talk about it. They can talk to a dentist, they can talk to their priest, their best friend, or their stylist.

You could have done all the make-up in the world for Stacey, the first girl that we did, and she is still left like this. Well, I don’t care how pretty you are, you can’t, you’re not dressed if what you have is broken.

The last one that needed braces, it was $8500 for braces, and they wanted another two thousand dollars to make it tooth thin. To cut that bottom of the tooth off. So she’s like, “I have to go through braces, and then when they come off one tooth is going to be longer. We were a wonderful choice for her instantly.

That was for you. I know initially, I was in shock that you didn’t even ask for one, because historically you’ve seen the people we put them on.

Like if I am doing someone’s makeup, I feel like I need to look halfway decent. Even if I had a really bad night, and I had to rush to work, and the kids were sick or whatever. They still need to look at me and feel confident that I’m capable of what they want.

I still feel like if I can put a smile on my face, then I’ll look nice and I’m, therefore, more professional. Because I’m there, and I’m confident, and I’m not hiding behind like being self-conscious. It just takes away a huge weight of being self conscious.

My parents spent a lot of money on my teeth when I was younger, and I did do what I thought I could to keep up, you know, taking care of them.

And then I got a big chip in my tooth and it kept getting bigger, and I got more self-conscious. And I wanted my smile to be brighter, and and I realized how much it affected me daily, even with my own kids. And a little change like that can make a huge difference.

I noticed in the picture that we took, you didn’t smile. And everybody’s smiled but you, and you got one of the prettiest smiles in the room, you just didn’t do it. So I think you’re making up for it.

I do too.

Why would you recommend them?

Because of how natural they are. How well-fitting, because it’s based off of my teeth, my mold. The quality, I mean the price point to get the same result as going to a dentist. It’s mind blowing, like how much money you would spend. Automatically, I thought, “Wow. That looks so good,” because I was used to what I saw.

I mean my teeth look so good, it’s almost unreal. So I needed feedback, and I needed honest feedback. And I got it.

Our Make-up Artist shares her Smile Makeover Story with her Son

I’m dying, who’d you call? Who does a stylist call?

My son, my son was the first that I and I didn’t tell him.

You got a boy? How big?

He’s 13, yeah.

And so he just sees Mom’s happy?

I’m gonna cry. Oh, I walked in, and I was like, “Hey .” Big cheesy grin, like, “Hey, you notice anything?” And I smiled really big, and he was like your teeth look so good. And I was like yeah I got my teeth fixed.

That’s all I said, and he was like you look really pretty, Mom.

That’s pretty cool.

Yeah I was like thanks buddy.

From a 13 year old kid, that’s pretty big.

Yeah.

But the big cheesy grin is really you. Like you would have grinned all these times of like for the last four years. I’m guessing they’re probably four thousand times you would have grinned that you just didn’t.

Yeah.

And that cost everybody in the room.

Yeah.

It cost your mom, your friends, people who know you. Once they see they broke the mold that  it’s the smiling season, then it’s the smilin’ season for them. Yours look so well, has anybody said that they seem them? Has anybody been able to see them?

I’ve noticed a few people that were like…They didn’t say or do you have anything, they just asked me, “Did I get my teeth, did I get my tooth fixed?”

Okay, people that probably know you?

Yeah, because I’m smiling.

What was the smile makeover story process like? The impressions?

It’s not that bad. You have big trays, it’s larger than what you would comfortably fit in your mouth. You just mash your teeth into the goo and hold it there, and don’t wiggle it around, and it just takes a few minutes. As long as you, you know, directly push them up, do it properly. It takes a few minutes, and you feel silly, you look kind of funny, but that’s it. It’s really simple.

You know if you get a good impression, we’re going to build that smile out as perfect as we can without it being incompatible with your mouth. But that’s always a big question. I always wondered what the stylist would say.

Everything is custom-made, so it’s going to fit you, because it is you.

I’ll tell you we didn’t do one thing different for you than we did for anyone else because I expected you to turn them down, like we didn’t detail…

Really?

Here’s what I thought, “I’m gonna take them by, she’s gonna look at them, and she’s gonna give me a professional opinion.” She’s gonna be like, “Oh they’re great, and I’m probably use them if I needed them, if I had a picture. I can see some people need them.” The same thing I would have told you.

And so I thought I’d get them back in 15 minutes. She’s gonna get them. So you don’t think it’s gonna be a problem for if they come up in a salon.

I think that to me, that makeover experience, the makeup that washes away and the hair color that needs to be retouched. That smile’s with you for the rest of your life and and you’re gonna retain that feeling of seeing yourself redone if you keep that smile to you.

If it’s a big point for those and it makes a considerable dramatic change for those people they’re gonna want the attention for making the change. They’ll go, “Who’s your dentist?”

Right.

They’ll go no, it’s my makeup artist. The lady that that’s my hair got these teeth for me. That’s a pretty profound smile makeover story, and then it’s not who did it. She did it for me. I know you’ve got a lot of work, so you know probably go, “Bil there’s 20 other people that I would have said their makeovers would be a lot better if I could just…”

And so just in this interview, the thing keeps coming up in my mind is if she seriously believes the things that she’s saying which I think you do then it’s gonna stick with other people. And they’re gonna go give my people the chance because I think you look at them as your clients.

All right, like this is my person. Like I until I’m gone, you’re mine.

It’s it’s my creation in a way, and I feel like if there’s something more I could have done to help make them feel more beautiful then it’s missing.

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the fact that it takes a lot. One is you have to have an interest and two – you got to be brave enough to go, “Yeah, I got these.” And then to be able to say, “Listen, I felt confident enough about it.”

That this is something I could have kept in it, benefited from, and just moved on. But instead I think it needs to be out there.

Yeah.

And being conservative as we are, we don’t want people to feel sold. And I think from an artist point of view, everything about you comes across about them. I think they’ll appreciate that a lot, and I hope you feel appreciated for being as helping me do this.

I do.

Cool, so thank you very much.

Guys, we appreciate it.

That’s a wrap! We’re done.

This make-up artists smile makeover story is very similar to stories we hear worldwide in places like: Mexico City, Ecatepec, Nezahualcoyoti, Cancun, Mexico; Guadalajara, Zapopan, Jalisco; Puebla; Tijuana, Mexicali, Baja California; Juarez, Chihuahua; Leon, Guanajuato; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; Acapulco, Guerrero;  Nassau, Bahamas, Belmopan, Belize, St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Panama City, Panama; Kingston, Jamaica; Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Argentina, Buenos Aires, Bolivia, La Paz and Sucre, Brazil, Brasília, Chile, Santiago, Colombia, Bogotá, Ecuador, Quito, French Guiana, Cayenne, Guyana, Georgetown, Venezuela, Caracas, Peru, Lima, San José , Costa Rica, and most areas in Central and South America.