We had the good fortune of connecting with Meg Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Meg, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
Consistency. I know this is mentioned all the time, but with the right routines I feel most successful. I love to share behind the scenes, so showing up for Instagram stories daily is a must. I also make sure to set goals for a variety of timelines: one year, 3 months, one month. It is important to look at the big picture with an end goal in mind. A monthly calendar allows me to focus on smaller chunks of time and seasonal topics. This helps to keep me motivated and organized as I simultaneously work a full-time job and my beauty shop. I can’t forget to mention collaboration. I meet with fellow content creators who are like-minded, and share my niche, every few months to brainstorm ideas and goals. We find joy in being creative, while also delivering value to our audience. I love being part of an amazing community of women. Don’t forget, it never hurts to put on some red lipstick to embrace the day!
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Hey babe! I have been a freelance makeup artist for the last three years. Weddings, headshots, and events are my specialty. The best part of my job is being able to educate others, teaching women how to simplify their beauty routines. Skin health is a top priority. “Your makeup can’t be a 10 if your skincare is a 2.” I meet with clients 1:1 or in small workshops to share and empower. I love creating digital content using Instagram Reels for easy makeup tutorials and delivering unique IGTV series like Fistful of Face– just a handful of products for a full face look. I’m most excited for my most recent project of True Crime Time Travel Tales–featuring storytelling and historic makeup looks. I have worked hard to teach myself makeup techniques throughout the years by watching way too many YouTube videos and LOTS of practice! I often hear “You make it look so easy.” I tell clients that learning makeup skills takes time plus trial and error, just like learning an instrument or learning to paint. Best part….makeup can be taken off, and then start again! I’ve learned to not take myself too seriously and when I’m feeling creative, I sit down and just start “paining my face” as I like to say. Maison of Beauty was developed four years ago and is my online beauty shop. We offer the best in anti-aging skincare & long-lasting makeup. I believe your beauty bag should work FOR you and helping other women discover what fits their lifestyle and personality best is a dream job for me.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh the places we’ll go! First, fresh air and endorphins, hiking at South Mountain or the White Tanks. The peaks of the valley in every direction is quite the site. Next stop: Lunch at Culinary Dropout. The pretzels and fondue are a must-have! Want to be surrounded by an earthy, yet chic decor style that you wish was inside your home? Then The Scott Resort & Spa is your stop. It is a relaxing hangout with The Canal Club restaurant as a dining option with Caribbean flair. Cocktail hour anyone?
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Giving a shoutout to the leading ladies of the podcast “My Favorite Murder”! I have learned to significantly change my thinking over the past few years from listening to yes, a true crime comedy podcast. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark have shared inspirational stories of survival as well as how they traversed through their own life experiences in their book. I’ve learned to trust my gut, actually reach out to others for help, and even to stay out of the forest, haha. This has helped be more transparent in my business and in turn more relatable.