March is Women’s History Month, the month designated to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
All month long, we’ll be bringing you women with special superpowers from all walks of life.
Today, we are starting in Dallas with Lisa Pippen, a popular makeup artist who is widely known for her clever makeup techniques and interactive video tutorials.
So, what’s your story?
I’m Lisa Pippen, owner of LisaP Beautee. I am a makeup artist-instructor out of Dallas specializing in all things beauty. Makeup was a hidden passion. For years, I was that “round the way girl” who had the attitude that most confident women have, “I don’t need makeup, I’m already beautiful!” Until one day, about nine years ago, a close friend of mine asked to apply just a little makeup on me. I agreed and haven’t looked back since. So, I was graced into a passion I never knew I had. Now, I aim to cultivate such passion in women across the world by showcasing my artistry, providing training, and giving them the tools to win in their own skin.
What are five must-haves in a makeup bag?
Dual brow pencil (has [a] spooley on opposite end), mascara, lipgloss, pressed face powder, powder brush.
Three makeup tips everyone should follow?
1. Never sleep in your makeup.
2. Double cleanse in the morning and the night before.
3. Always skin prep before makeup application.
What’s the biggest misconception you’ve heard about makeup?
That there’s a right and a wrong way to do your makeup. We do our makeup to make ourselves feel better and to enhance in our own way, our beauty. So the liking is self-interpretation. Do what makes you feel good!
Who in the makeup industry has influenced you?
Jaclyn Hill. I’ve watched her go from MAC artist to beauty guru. She’s so beautiful and talented. But most importantly she holds true to what she believes and she’s herself always, even when faced with opposition.
What has surprised you the most about the beauty business?
Now I must be honest here and say that I am most surprised by the division and negative shade to one artist from another. I’m sure this happens in every industry, but I’ll never understand it. I wish we could be more of encouraging and uplifting to one another and work at being the positive change we want to see.
Tell us about a time when things didn’t go the way you wanted?
I worked an office position and didn’t get a promotional opportunity I worked so hard for. I was disappointed in not getting the job, but I realized then that at my lowest it was a blessing in disguise. Only sent to push me out of the familiar and into my God-given destiny, makeup artistry.
What is your greatest achievement?
I would have to say is building my following on social media and having people enjoy and learn from what I do. Nothing compares to loving and being loved in return.
Do you have a family?
I am a wife and mother of four beautiful children ages 17, 16, 8, and 10 months.
How do you balance your business and personal life?
I am a work in progress.
What might we be surprised to know about you?
I was our church’s Youth Choir director for a few years and I must say, we were pretty awesome! Oh, and I have to have ice cubes in my cereal.
What’s next for your business?
I plan to expand and have a beauty squad and have products/merchandise to offer my followers; to work all the more to continue to build my brand and touch the lives of many more through the art of beauty and transparency.