Artistry can be conveyed through a multitude of ways. Some artists keep things traditional by sticking to their canvas whilst others may get a little technological by using digital sketch pads and other graphic design programs. However, artists such as 18-year-old Zackaria Clay out of Kansas City, Missouri take it a step further by choosing to create her masterpieces on skin. CEO and Creative Designer of Gorgeous K company, Clay has made strides to build her company from the ground up focusing on Makeup Artistry and Clothing Design. While Zackaria has been working in these industries for four years, her company has only existed for three; but it’s been a very fruitful three years for her. Her passion has always stemmed from wanting to change these industries by using expression and inclusion with her work; wanting people to feel good not only inside but outside as well as a top priority of hers she progressed towards with her products and clothing. Zackaria Clay takes her work very seriously, working on every customer differently than the last. When asked about her process she responded “The main attraction is the face and the makeup is an important piece when it comes to what you wear. From a natural beat to a night out the eyeshadow and the highlight are big components. For a natural makeup look, light and nude colors are essential making sure it will all blend in with the natural color of the client. When it comes to a full face night out clients look for something to pop out.” She understands that people have differentiating facial structures; it is of the utmost importance to bring these unique facial attributes out in each makeup look she completes. Due to her brand being newer, it’s been difficult for her to get consumers to trust her products; those who do are never disappointed, might we add. Her company produces high-quality products fashioned from all-natural ingredients that make them safe to use for everyone! Gorgeous K was built on the foundation of supplying customers with the best products/ingredients to become truly inclusive to all. After obtaining her associate degree in Fashion, Zackaria plans on furthering her education and expanding her company through the production of an extensive collection of cosmetics and clothing lines. From there, she plans on eventually being able to host wide-scale fashion shows; and in addition to this, Clay says the employment of people with similar interests and drive within her company is important because she wants to see everyone express themselves just as she has. “Our motto is ‘to BeU Gorgeous’ in everything you do.” She’s certainly on the right track to becoming a young mogul.
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