My name is Yolanda, but you can call me LaLa! Welcome to my site. What
started off as a slow journey, has finally flourished into something magnificent: “Faces
by Lala”. This site means the world to me as it is a true testament that anything is
possible and that all dreams can come true.
“Faces by Lala” is a website designed to assist me in my career as a makeup
artist. It is my vision to achieve my ultimate level of success in becoming a widely
known makeup artist. Since I was a young girl at 14 years old, I loved to dabble in
makeup. My mother never understood my obsession with makeup and attributed all
negative things to makeup: “it will make you age faster”, “it will mess up your skin”
or the famous one “you will never be able to leave the house without makeup on”. My
reply to her was “makeup can bring about confidence, change, and above all “bring out
the inner beauty in person”. From that moment on I knew that nothing would stop me
from pursing makeup artistry, as I knew in my mind and heart that makeup would be my
Although, becoming a makeup artist was my dream job, I did not go after it right
away. I decided to go to school and achieved a degree in Sociology and later obtained
my Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Albeit, it was very important for me
to have a good education, I never lost sight of my true passion and first love, makeup!
I continued to create looks for events that my friends would attend and I would assist
during prom season in creating looks for young girls that wanted to look and feel
fabulous. I also became my older sister’s personal makeup stylist. She was my muse and
inspiration. She became my model and assisted me in networking with others. She was
my walking advertisement.
Today, I am looking to take my small beginnings and turn it into something
amazing. I am hoping that those who share my same passion and hunger for makeup to
support and follow me throughout this journey. If there is one thing that I have learned is
that if you want something bad enough, don’t allow for fear to stop you, always put God
first, and your best face forward. Once again, welcome to my site…”Faces by Lala!”
**I would like to give a personal shout out to those that never allowed for me
to give up on my dream. These individuals supported, encouraged and believed in me:
Anisha, Tanya, Michelle, Mike Blaze, and DiDi. I would like to particularly give thanks
to a special man in my life, who from day one, has listened, inspired and kept me focus
on my goal, the of love of my life Jason. For those that are not mentioned, no love
lost…Thank you as well.