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Self-taught makeup artist, Faith Harding is on a mission to have her name among the most sough-after makeup artist in Guyana. Having embarked on her beauty career in 2018, there is no limit to what this 25-year-old, who aspires to open her own beauty shops, can do.
In the meantime, Harding operates out of her home studio located at Lot 437 South Sophia, Section A, Field 14, Greater Georgetown.
Having named it, ‘Eusabia’s Creations’, her aim is to provide affordable makeup services to women of all colour. A trained Mathematics teacher having graduated from the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), Harding confessed that she finds joy balancing her time between both professions.
“Both professions for me. I consider myself to be self-taught. From leaving secondary school, I started my teaching career before attending CPCE. I have always been into fashion and artwork, but as life would have it, my passion for make-up increased. And as such, I wanted to perfect the art. Practice makes perfect!!! I have committed myself to watching YouTube tutorials and adapting tips and tricks from local make-up artists. These have assisted me with developing my own unique style.”
However, she explained that when she started, people were a bit scared to try “the new girl”. As such, she charging very cheap. After some time, the women started to gain trust in her services and began recommending her to their family and friends.
Within a matter of months, her clientele grew, with some of her customers, becoming so close, that she now considers them family.
The single mother of one disclosed that while she has faced many challenges during her start-up days, she was able to overcome each and every one of them with the unwavering support of her family who she describes as her backbone. She has also had endless support from friends.
According to her, “I have had some straight-up friends who have pushed me to be better with their helpful critiques in which I took gracefully. Makeup should be used to enhance beauty, allowing one to show that glow from inside out. I am doing simple make-up looks, and dramatic eye looks. I am yet to start advanced art looks of abuse or horror.”
A part from providing exceptional makeup services, she is also involved in the retailing of quality make-up products, ponytails and scarves. And while she said that the makeup industry in Guyana is crowded, she still believes that “there is a bite out there for everyone.” Being an entrepreneur has changed Harding’s life for the better. Her desire is to be an inspiration to women.
Perfecting her art, while helping others to do the same and change their lives and build wealth with just a few strokes of the brush, is the mark Harding intends to leave on the make-up industry. She describes her self as a beautiful, spontaneous and creative individual. To view more of her work or to book appointments visit her studio or contact her via Facebook @Eusabia’s Creation or on Instagram @eusabiadulce.