ARTIST'S INTERVIEW: FROM RUBLE TO REDEMPTION
“Have you loved makeup all your life?”
I was the little girl who was making pretend “stew” out of whatever I could find in our backyard. I climbed trees, stomped in puddles, rode my skateboard… I was a total tom boy: Vans skate shoes, baggy pants, and all! As an adult, I love feeling feminine, but I’m still not girly. I mean, fake nails make me feel like a cat wearing booties! But, I love the way makeup makes me FEEL: confident and beautiful.
“How long have you been doing makeup? Do you do it full time?”
I’ve been doing makeup since spring 2020! I work part time. I also get to be a stay-at-home wife and mama, and homeschool our two young boys. I always tell people, “That’s my real job!"
“What got you in to makeup?”
I went through some very serious health issues between 2015 and 2019. I was so sick, we ended up moving in with my mother-in-law for about seven months. She and my mother would help care for our boys, while my husband was at work, since I often couldn’t. It was an incredibly dark time for me, mentally and physically. My husband suggested, nicely, I get a hobby - something I could do sitting or laying down. I started playing with my mother-in-law’s makeup, and started a little makeup collection of my own. I enjoyed being creative. I watched hundreds of hours of YouTube tutorials. I went on from there to get two different makeup certifications - just for fun! - never thinking of it as a business.
“So, what changed?”
How I FELT. While my physical condition didn’t change, I began to shift, mentally. I found more confidence. I felt beautiful for the first time in a really long time! I found myself craving that feeling, and wanting to give that feeling to others. After I finish someone’s makeup I always ask, “How do you feel?” Their response is usually, “Oh my gosh… is that ME? I feel so beautiful!” It’s such a gift to me to - one - even be healthy enough to do this, and two, give this gift of feeling beautiful. It’s a privilege.
“Do you stay pretty busy with clients?”
I do! When I first started this business, I remember praying, “Ok, Lord. I will put in the work, but You need to bring me the clients.” He has been so faithful in that.
The Pacific Northwest is home to Anna Mumau, where she has made a name for herself in the makeup industry. She has two separate Makeup Application Certifications, and stays up-to-date with workspace and makeup application sanitary standards as a Certified Sanitation Specialist. Anna specializes in natural & soft glam makeup, and offers on-site bridal, beauty, event, commercial, and film services to the inland northwest and surrounding areas.
CERTIFICATIONS & CONTINUING EDUCATION
January 5, 2022
CERTIFIED SANITATION SPECIALIST
Certificate in hospital-grade sanitation standards, in regards to the workspace and makeup application.
September 2019 to present
CONTINUING EDUCATION THROUGH THE MAKEUP LOVERS, MAKEUP BY KELLI ANN, AND ANGIE DIBATTISTA
Extensive in person and online training through The Makeup Lovers, Kelli Ann Makeup, and Angie DiBattista. Anna continues to go above and beyond to maintain hygienic practices within her business, and seek knowledge to give clients a wonderful, personal experience, and a long-lasting, beautiful makeup application.
June 1, 2019
ADVANCED MAKEUP ARTIST CERTIFICATION FROM EXPERT RATING GLOBAL CERTIFICATIONS
Continuing education in sanitary practices, as well as the following: how to cover tattoos, makeup ingredients and how they interact on the face and with each other, how to cover blemishes and imperfections on the skin, how to manage large bridal parties, and basic time management.
June 25, 2018
MAKEUP ARTIST CERTIFICATION FROM EXPERT RATING GLOBAL CERTIFICATIONS
Basic knowledge of color theory, makeup trends throughout history, and how to apply makeup to various face shapes, to curate different looks. We also were extensively educated in makeup kit sanitary practices, and how to prevent cross contamination within one's kit and from client-to-client.