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Conversations with Megan Lynn Tamasanis

Today we’d like to introduce you to Megan Lynn Tamasanis.

Megan Lynn, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My journey begins as early as I can remember – ever since I was little I was so fascinated by watching my Mom get ready in the mornings. I would sit with her in the bathroom and watch her curl her hair and put on her makeup, and there was something about the ritual of it all and the transformation process that captivated me. I was spoiled during my teens by my older cousins and aunts who would shower me with all sorts of makeup sets as gifts, and I would certainly dip into my Mom’s makeup bag from time to time, whether she knew it or not! I make the joke that makeup runs in my veins since I’ve been experimenting with it for as long as I can remember. I am entirely self-taught through endless hours of Youtube videos and trial and error. I was first introduced to retail cosmetics as a Junior in High School when a counter manager at Macy’s flagged me down to see my lip color up close. He invited me to apply for a position as a beauty representative for the counter, and the rest is history! This initial introduction led me down a journey of nearly 7 years of beauty retail working for companies like Sephora and MAC Cosmetics. Throughout my retail days, I connected with lots of people in my community and began to build my own personal clientele. These experiences over the past several years of my life has led me to where I am in my career today.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
As a self-taught artist, a lot of my learning has come through trial and error. The road has certainly had a few bumps along the way, but they have only helped me grow into a stronger artist and overall person. I believe that the biggest struggle I have experienced personally is learning the business acumen behind the industry. I’m so passionate and driven by artistry and education, that I haven’t always been my own best business partner. Working for yourself always comes with the challenge of, who do you turn to when you don’t have the answer to a certain question? Fortunately, retail experience has helped to ingrain problem-solving skills and product knowledge into me. I’m also super lucky to have my best friend, Danielle, who runs her own professional photography company. She has taught me a lot of skills in navigating freelance work successfully.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a makeup artist of all kinds! I do a little bit of everything, from glamour and bridal to special effects and body painting to blood, guts and gore! I am known for my makeup classes and teaching ability, as I am super passionate about empowering others into learning how to tackle their own makeup routine. I have also within the past two years become recognized for my body painting work. In October of 2020, I won third place in Graftobian’s annual Halloween Makeup Contest. I then went on to win first place this past October of 2021. I would have to say my more recent accomplishments with my body painting work is what I am the most proud of. What sets me apart from others is my drive to inspire others to delve into the world of beauty! Makeup is like an accessory – we all style ourselves and accessorize differently, so it only makes sense that we all approach makeup differently. The world of social media and the rise of the internet has made beauty content super accessible and daunting all at the same time. I think it’s important to really customize your routine to what YOU love the best and using the tools and products that YOU feel most confident and comfortable with.

We love surprises, fun facts and unexpected stories. Is there something you can share that might surprise us?
Something surprising that you may not know about me is that I love using products in strange and unconventional ways. Just because a product is labeled as one thing, does not mean that it couldn’t double as another tool! I love to experiment with my products, mixing things together to find the perfect consistency. Sometimes, the perfect product comes from trial and error and using things in surprising ways, like trying a brow pencil to create a natural lip liner. I think that using your tools in a variety of ways is a great way to personalize your routine and really make it your own.

Pricing:

  • $200 – “Insta-Glam” Makeup
  • $175 – Glam Event Makeup
  • $150 – Standard Event Makeup
  • $120 – 120 Minute One-On-One Lesson
  • $15+ – Strip Lash Application

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Image Credits
Danielle Chudolij DC Photography Boston

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