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Meet Trailblazer Marlisse Perez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Marlisse Perez.

Marlisse, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Growing up, I did not care much for makeup nor did I care to wear it, mainly because I was not sure how to use it correctly. I would try to apply eyeshadow and remove it almost every time because it just was not “right.” The age of social media and youtube tutorials took over and I was really into watching makeup and hair tutorials. Specifically, I watched a lot of beauty gurus, including Patrick Starr, Jeffree Star, and Sonjra Deluxe. The way they were able to apply their makeup so flawlessly and fearlessly just amazed me. So, naturally, I followed their tutorials and failed many, many times, but I never gave up! I continued to try and master makeup and learn all these tricks. My friends and family would always ask me to do their makeup, which led me to believe that I was getting better. So, I continued to practice on myself, friends and family and eventually I felt really comfortable with makeup. Now, I view makeup as art. I get so excited to try new brands, new techniques, and new tools. I love the idea that I can create a piece of art on my face and wear it around for everyone to see!

I’ve also recently become certified in microblading and am just starting out with my business.

Has it been a smooth road?
Definitely not a smooth road. I failed a lot of times before I got to where I am now, and I really encourage other young women and women to just keep trying and practicing, that’s all it takes! We are our best marketing tools. So, do your makeup and go out, show everyone what you can do!

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I offer makeup services to anyone and everyone for any type of event. I would say I’m best known for my attention to detail and perfect eyebrows. I am most proud of my clients’ happiness and my ability to make someone feel gorgeous. What I think sets me apart from others is my demeanor. I am very optimistic and open-minded, so if you have any suggestions or concerns, I am all ears and willing to better myself!

So much of the media coverage is focused on the challenges facing women today, but what about the opportunities? Do you feel there are any opportunities that women are particularly well positioned for?
I love this question because it is very true, the media likes to focus more on negativity. However, there are so many women making a difference in society today, that the opportunity for women is there. I feel women are well positioned for any opportunity, we just have to work hard and make it happen!


  • Full face makeup application including eyelashes- $45
  • Bridal makeup, including premium eyelashes – $65
  • Bridesmaid makeup, including premium lashes- $55
  • Microblading initial session, including touch up – $200
  • Bridal trial – $35
  • Makeup Lesson – $20 (using your makeup and tools)

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Image Credit:

marleymakeup55, Sonny Houston

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