Celebrity makeup artist Alex Butler has clients all over the world that book her for awards shows, red carpet events, television and film, Her proprietary techniques beautify some of the most famous celebrities, and she is one of the most in-demand makeup artists in the industry. Alex granted us an interview on April 18th and expanded on the secrets to her success.
Alex has always been creative, but she also excelled in mathematics, analytical and critical thinking. She decided to pursue a degree in Industrial Engineering and after graduating. her passion for creativity was unfulfilled. Enter consilience – defined as the linking together of principles from different disciplines, especially when forming a comprehensive theory – seeks to formulate a unified theory of knowledge. Alex used the skills she learned in Engineering to develop a proprietary method to applying makeup and the results have proven to be nothing short of genius.
“Wilson’s pronouncement of neurobiological primacy, studies of brain activity using fMRI scans show that the same areas of the brain are active when people engage in a wide range of activities that they find pleasurable – listening to music, constructing a mathematical proof, viewing a painting, writing poetry, and applying makeup,” says Alex, “I developed a formula for applying makeup that leads to the flawless look I am known for.”
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
While Alex’s unique approach to makeup may sound complicated, she explains that her technique is easy to apply. Her passion for helping others succeed inspired Alex to travel the world and teach others how her method to makeup artistry can make anyone look like a star. Alex Butler’s “A Beautiful Face” tour was born and she continues to travel the world teaching and inspiring.
Alex is the definition of a success story and has worked hard to make her dreams come true. With humble beginnings and times of great struggle, Alex persevered with her ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’ philosophy. “It wasn’t easy to make it in the makeup industry and in the beginning it was a struggle,” says Alex, “There were times when there wasn’t any food on the table and we needed help from our church,” Reflecting on her struggle, Alex noted that nothing was going to stop her from making her dreams come true, “In addition to teaching my makeup technique, I want to inspire people to never give up on their dreams, because anything is possible if you put your mind to it.”
Alex has hundreds of thousands of fans on social media, and a network that extends to millions worldwide. She began teaching in 2012 and is considered an innovator in makeup tours, The demand for Alex’s classes led to a national best selling tour that continues to inspire. “I want to make a difference and help others achieve their dreams,”
So what is next for this makeup innovator and influencer? “I am working on some exciting projects that will be revealed soon, but my primary goal is to teach and use my platforms to inspire others to be confident, authentic, and stand up for what is right.” adds Alex, “No matter where you are in life, you will always have a struggle because life is not easy, but a person who falls and gets back up is much stronger than a person who never fell.”
Alex’s unique approach to applying makeup has helped her emerge as one of the top celebrity makeup artists. Her passion for helping others succeed led to the growth of her A Beautiful Face tour and her fan base on social media continues to rise. Alex’s moral and ethical values have catapulted her to success and her story is an inspiration that good things happen to good people.
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