In this episode, your host Kimberly is joined by Dre Brown, a self-taught freelance makeup artist who has cultivated a creative community over the last 15 years and collaborated with brands like MTV, BRAVO, WEtv, Food Network, Comedy Central, Refinery29, COSMOPOLITAN, COMPLEX, SEVENTEEN, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, Unilever, and more!
Tune in as Dre brings us along her journey from corporate America to working her way up in media & entertainment with some of the biggest brands in the industry. On a mission to create her own (em)powerhouse, Dre sees makeup as a tool to cultivate beauty, empowerment, and confidence.Kimberly & Dre also talk about navigating the different facets of creative spaces outside of artistry, and how to monetize your creative talents.
As you draw inspiration from Dre's pursuit of impact as a beauty & lifestyle thought-leader, find out how you can turn your creative skills into an empire with Kimberly and Dre today!
Dre’s hustle story and how she was the first in her family to graduate college
How Howard University taught Dre how to monetize her talent
Dre’s journey from corporate America to freelance
Importance of sharing meantime moments with yourself and having a sense of gratitude
How Dre cultivated her confidence
Importance of the relationship between the talent and the makeup artist
Learnings of Dre from doing makeup
Advice from Dre in creating a career for ourselves
Dre’s next big move
“Makeup is like a ministry to me.” - Dre Brown
“Meantime is where you get to meet yourself. You meet yourself in the meantime, because every one is going to be there for the highlights. But the valleys are some lonely places. And if you aren't confident alone in those meantimes, then wherever you are at the top is just you're going to be putting on because it's not real. It’s the gratitude that comes in those moments.” - Dre Brown
“Sometimes, some of your gifts are not to be paid for the world to just enjoy. And you should not enterprise every gift. So, what I would say is — pause if you are in something and you're thriving, before you pivot to something else. Pause; and really look at ‘how do I need to set my life up?’” - Dre Brown
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