Today we’d like to introduce you to Devin Patterson.
Devin, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I moved to LA in 2011 from Daphne, Alabama Where I was attending college for fine arts then decided to drop out and pursue makeup artistry. When I moved to LA, I attended makeup school. After finishing I started receiving makeup gigs on independent film sets, feature films, music videos, magazines and commercials and it grew as my referrals grew. I also have written four children’s books on self-love, friendship, bullying and body shaming. And two poetry books on life, love and childhood memories.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It’s never been an easy road. I use to want to give up because I didn’t receive as many jobs as frequently as I wanted and working a 9-5 can prevent you from taking jobs. Also not having enough money to invest in your kit while trying to pay your rent and feed yourself.
Please tell us about your work.
I am a Celebrity makeup artist/author and illustrator. My job is to make people feel confident in themselves while also making them look flawless on camera. I specialize in natural and special effects makeup. Also being an author/illustrator to several children’s books and two poetry books. I’m most proud of the growth of my company, from going from nothing to working on amazing sets people dream of and having your books displayed in book stores is a dream come true. I feel as if my signature makeup style and passion to make sure that everyone feels seen whether it be through makeup or my books sets me apart from others.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My mother And father are my number one fans and have definitely played a major role in contributing to my success .from never allowing me to give up on my dreams to pitching in financially when needed, they have always been there for me. Also having a circle of great friends and other makeup artist that support my vision has been beneficial to my growth and success.
- Instagram: @dpattersonmakeup1
- Facebook: Devin Patterson (makeup page)
- Twitter: @_poetic_beauty
- Other: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=devin+patterson+books&sprefix=devin+patterson&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_15