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Meet Kasey Surges of Kasey’s Makeup Artistry

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kasey Surges.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kasey. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
After graduating high school, I immediately attended Makeup First- School of Makeup Artistry. There, I learned different techniques, the business side, and made great connections. Following, I jumped right into bridal, where I practiced working on all different eye shapes, skin tones and types!

After perfecting my skill, I began assisting senior artists who have been doing this for 10+ years. Assisting is where I learned the most, you get to see how a true professional works on set and handles clients.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has definitely not been smooth, and I’m sure every artist (besides makeup) can relate. I think back to when I first graduated makeup school, and I didn’t know where to begin. You beg your friends to let you practice on them, you take a ton of unpaid jobs, and you charge your clients like $15 for a full face of makeup.

You’re constantly convincing the people around you that “it’s not paid, but it will be worth it”.. Things like that happen for months, but every single little job helps you get to where you are now. I continue to struggle and learn every single day, but after 3.5 years, I’m confident now and I try to let very little “get” to me.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Kasey’s Makeup Artistry – what should we know?
Kasey’s Makeup Artistry has been operating for a little over 3.5 years. My main focus is bridal, but I also incorporate corporate, commercial, TV, fashion, jobs into my schedule. I love the variety because it keeps things interesting, but my favorite is my personal clients because I love laughing and getting to know them, it feels like I’m hanging out with a friend!

I’m known for my “natural glam” looks, which include flawless, glowing skin, bronzed and contoured cheeks, with a soft smokey eye, lots of lashes and a nude glossy pout! Of course, everyone’s look is different, but I think what sets me apart is keeping the client true to themselves.

As an artist, you have to keep in mind what you may think looks best, may not be something the client agrees with. You can spend all day convincing the client, but at the end of the day, it is what they are comfortable with and what gives them confidence.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Everyone in my life deserves credit to how I got here and where I am going! Besides my parent’s unconditional love and support, a bridal salon named Jasmine Galleria was the first company who believed and trusted me, they hired me right out of school- and they are still my biggest fans!

Another bridal company, who Kayla Consolo owns, has given me a TON of experience, and has been the best support system! My mentor, Krystyn Johnson was the first artist I assisted on set, for a Vonage commercial. I would consider Krystyn to be my “makeup mom” she challenges me and gives me the constructive criticism I need to hear. Lastly, my boyfriend, who is a consultant, has been there for every experience (good or bad) and has really helped me with my image and social media.

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@shotby_tmp, @maziphelps, @styledbyniks, @foxey_lady1967, @styledbytld, @amanda_eby_nails, @ashlleyduarte, @micheletheging, @sarahstefanie.bomicino, @alexrow1

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