Today we’d like to introduce you to Sara Mummert.
Hi Sara, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I began to like makeup when I was in the eighth grade. I started by watching makeup tutorials on youtube and began experimenting with my own makeup. I discovered that, with practice, I was actually decent at it. I got my practice by just playing with makeup in my room and by doing dance competitions. Growing up, my mom never let me do my own makeup for my dance competitions or recitals.
One day, I convinced her to let me do it. After that, I began getting so much practice doing full glam makeup. By my senior year of high school, I probably had the most makeup on than anyone else on my dance team. People at my high school began to notice my skill and I was in group chats for makeup lovers high school, I started a makeup blog on Instagram, and I did people’s makeup for school dances.
When applying for colleges my senior year, I did not know that Business of Beauty and Fragrance was a major I could choose anywhere. I really did not even want to go to college. I only wanted to go to makeup school. To please my parents, I decided I wanted to get a business degree at Pepperdine University. After a semester, I realized I was not learning anything I wanted to learn.
I decided I wanted to transfer, but then the pandemic started. I ended up dropping out of Pepperdine and applying to transfer to SCAD. Now as a Business of Beauty and Fragrance major, I am learning things I am interested in and I am excited to see where this takes me.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
I have had a lot of struggles along the way. My college experience has not been ideal. I had a lot of hard times fitting in at Pepperdine and I was confused.
Dropping out meant that I had nothing to distract me during the beginning of the pandemic. I then started at SCAD during the height of the pandemic. In my first year, I had no friends and did not yet know what SCAD was. I began to question my decision of transferring.
My second year at SCAD has been a lot better. Getting to meet new people and doing new things, I finally feel like I’m in a place where I can succeed.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am known for my creativity and makeup skills.
I am the proudest of being successful at SCAD. Before, I felt very lost and like I was going to fail. Now I am doing many projects and work that I am proud of and never thought I would be able to do.
Let’s talk about our city – what do you love? What do you not love?
The thing I like best about our city is how many creative people live here and the beauty of the history in this city. The thing I like the least is the heat and humidity.
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