Well, the big day has come and gone.
Last Saturday was the makeup clinic that I'd had planned for well over a month. The Makeup Maven from a neighboring district, Mellisa Brownawell, helped a lot and because she did, I think things turned out really well.
Our DVM was aware that we were doing this but offered us no help or support. I created a basket to use as a raffle to help defray the costs, and brought some of my own new makeup for the attendees to test (with cotton swabs) if they chose. Some did, most didn't. Mellisa did two makeovers and brought all of her own makeup, samples and did a very professional job on each of the young women.
We had two DSM's in attendance and I introduced them as guests. We had 11 representatives there and one brought a guest. I'd had RSVP's for around 30. I was disappointed but the people who were there said they enjoyed it and said it was a great afternoon!!
My manager videotaped the entire thing and when I have a day, I'm going to download it, and edit it down to five minutes. I'll attach it here, post it on youtube if I can figure it out, and will get it out to several other places. I know many of my fellow Mavens haven't had much help from either their managers or DVM's and one of the reasons I did this was to show that it CAN be done.
My biggest challenge was this...I had to pay for the location. I did the raffle hoping to offset the cost. It didn't. So financially I took a small hit. Can I charge a small fee next time? I don't know. I would love to do these throughout the division, with or without the assistance of my DVM, but frankly, I simply can't afford it. Our division is large-some areas are five hours away-and I can't afford to have someone find a place, pay for it, pay for my samples etc to do small makeovers, and gas for a one or two hours class. I hope that as this program moves forward, we'll have more suggestions and help as to how to get color information out there to the masses.
I've been asked, as the "skin care guru", to come to a neighboring district to do a class on skin care (not as a maven) but I can also do an hour on color. Two classes, educating more and more women. If we can work this out so I don't lose any money, I'd love to do it!! We'll see how it goes!
Unfortunately, no one took pictures of the event in progress. Once I do my video, maybe I can take a few stills out to post. We'll see how it goes.
So one event down. More to go, I hope!!