Written by NZINGHA for TheGlamSquadFiles
of only moderate quality; not very good.
“a mediocre actor”
synonyms: ordinary, average, middling, middle-of-the-road, uninspired, undistinguished, indifferent, unexceptional, unexciting, unremarkable, run-of-the-mill, pedestrian, prosaic, lackluster, forgettable, amateur, amateurish; More
Just haphazardly getting by MUA’s. They refuse to learn from those who mastered the art form before them. They skate by on following the heard of mass “followers”, unfortunately never becoming a leader.
Ooohhh they get by on simply doing okay work…nothing stellar or memorable. And they know it deep inside. If they were wise they would rise by humbling themselves. To learn to surround themselves with people with more talent and refinement than themselves and not be fearful or offended by them. IF they’re smart or a visionary.
If they are insecure in their mediocrity they will never have masterful Artists in their presence…because it’s a painful reminder of all they lack. A form of psychosis, phobia and a mirror to shortcomings.
Mmmmm, never really quite hitting the mark because the lack of humility, focus, study and purpose. There’s always something that’s just a bit off; you know like the wrong shoes or purse with that dress. Mmmmm no!
Oh, let me be clear about myself; I’ve had off times too in my career and,… at times in my personal life…so there’s no read there in my own admission. HOWEVER, I have laid the foundation of purposefulness in Artistry in my early years.
I knew early on no matter what it looked like to others, I knew the power of speaking my career into existence. Not simply faking it to make it. You see the kind of family I came from mediocre was unacceptable. Don’t come up in this race with wood when we’re working on bronze, silver and gold medalists mentalities!
Sometimes it’s hard because we don’t get to control every step in our journey.
But it’s not just one putting out mediocre Makeupartistry.
No, a lot of it is that funky attitude, lack of follow up, lying about your work, self importance with no track record (receipts/checks/clients), or you do have a track record BUT…you’re on some ol pedestrian style makeup (mediocre) but you just got lucky and always managed keep working simply because you have a track record (résumé’).
I’m indeed calling it all to the carpet because I’ve seen so much overtime and a lot of it is an imbalance between artistry, excellence and attitude. Artists are in a beauty industry with ugly practices??
This post is for both the seasoned artist who yes has paved the way BUT…you’re not giving back to the industry babies or your peers by operating in fear.
This post is a memo to the newbies…you may have some skill but learn to humble yourselves and learn from those who cleared a path for you to come through and show your art. The respect does not just go to your contemporaries but to those who came and sacrificed before Instagram/YouTube/Twitter…give respect and you will get knowledge that can take you beyond mediocre!
Now,… I challenge you to greatness with respect!!!