26 Eric Jimenez – The Journey of a Celebrity Makeup Artist

By Lori Crete | Beauty Biz Show

Nov 02

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Today I’m excited to introduce you to my friend Eric Jimenez. Eric recently did my makeup for my live event in Phoenix, and not only was he incredibly calm and skilled, but he had some great stories.

Listen in to hear him tell the story of his journey from working at Ross Dress for Less to being a celebrity makeup artist in Hollywood. Want to know how he got there? I’ll give you a hint: he used a free tool that we all should be using!

Eric is a fun, passionate artist who is in love with the beauty biz industry, and I think you’ll find his energy infectious.

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“I’ve always told myself to never give up, and don’t be afraid of rejection.” – Eric Jimenez

Show Notes:

  • Why you have to make things work for you
  • How to be calm and take charge for your clients
  • How the Kardashians are inspiring beauty trends
  • How he started doing hair and makeup at a young age
  • Why he quit beauty school
  • Why you have to be good at sales

“If you put yourself out there it happens. Every single day, I envisioned myself being there, and here I am.” – Eric Jimenez

  • What it was like working in the adult industry
  • How to use social media to your advantage
  • Why you have to treat celebrities like normal humans
  • What is tipping etiquette for a makeup artist
  • How people are starting to take better care of themselves

“They don’t care what it takes, how much it’s going to cost them, as long as you’re making someone feel beautiful, that’s the ultimate best thing.” – Eric Jimenez

Eric’s 3 tips to Create Beauty Biz Success:

  1. Don’t settle for less
  2. When one door closes, another opens
  3. Don’t be afraid of no

Links Mentioned:

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“You always have to put yourself our there and keep marketing.” – Eric Jimenez


About the Author

A finalist for American Spa Magazine’s 2017 Women in Wellness Mentor of the Year, Lori Crete is a highly sought after industry expert and licensed celebrity esthetician. Owner of Southern California’s Spa 10, she is also the founder of The Beauty Biz Club™, a success-based society dedicated to helping beauty practitioners around the world fill their schedule, increase profits and break through to the 6-figure mark.

  • Tawanna says:

    Hi Lori,
    I loved the interview with Eric. It was very helpful. I’ll be finishing up with Esthetician school this month and just trying to get pointers on the industry. I’m leaning towards the makeup industry cause that’s were my passion comes from. But thank you so much for sharing. Very helpful!!!!

  • Dawn says:

    Fab podcast! Eric had me smiling the entire time! You don’t have to be a make up artist or even like make up to love this interview !!

    Thank you Eric ( and Lori) for sharing this story & the inspiration!! I just had an aha moment for my biz!!

    Dawn / Esthetician & Lash Extension Artist
    Glam it Up Beauty Studio – Calif.

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