Creativity inspired by disability. Makeup artist Megan Fisher shows how you can rock a bright eye and a vibrant lip as she spills the secrets to Uplifted on her favourite products.
People say everything happens for a reason. Whilst I don’t agree with this statement fully as why should people have to go through devastating times? I do believe, that what we go through in life, teaches us so many lessons. It shapes us to be a stronger person than what we were before.
From the outside, Megan was already that ‘strong’ person. She was a body builder, rower, horse rider, runner and a wife to Scott, a military man. The couple had everything to look forward to when Megan found out she was expecting their daughter. No one could have predicted what would happen next.
After contracting sepsis during labour, Megan is now living with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with chronic urticaria, angioedema and anaphylaxis, epilepsy (both tonic colonic and absent seizures) with todds paralysis, hemiplegic migraine, PTSD, gastroesophageal reflux, esophagitis, psoriasis, dyslexia and dyscalculia.
“These conditions and their effects have left me living with a feeding tube as I can only tolerate 4-5 foods orally (this has led to me losing roughly 25kg), and these are extremely plain such as plain gluten and wheat free bread” she explained.
“Your health, your fitness, your mobility was all gone within a blink of an eye. But, I, the person I am now, wouldn’t change what I’ve been through to be the person I am today” Megan wrote on an Instagram post.
How Megan’s Love For Makeup Started To Grow…
Now, Megan is a mother, wife, a makeup artist influencer and disabled – but, being disabled does not mean you are invisible. Megan soon gained a love for makeup after spending months at home and it was actually her supportive husband who suggested she shared her bright, colourful and gorgeous makeup looks for the world to see on social media.
“I was becoming more and more uncomfortable of the staring and the speaking behind my back about me without attempting to ask me what or why I must use these disability aids.”
“I thought to myself ‘Let’s give them something to stare at!'”
This thought soon turned into Megan using her disability through makeup as a platform to allow people to ask questions about her condition rather than solely focusing on the medical side of things that people usually avoid asking. “I think it’s honestly easier for people to initially ask about my makeup and then its connection to my medical devices, and my disabilities, rather than walking up to me and blatantly asking”.
I have been very fortunate enough to spend a few zoom calls with Megan, and even during her most vulnerable times she never fails to smile with her bright blue eyes lighting up. Her strength, resilience, bravery and courage always shines through. Not only is Megan beautiful on the outside, but her soul is golden and to me (and thousands of others), she is a true warrior.
Determined not to be defined by her conditions, the more makeup looks Megan posted the more followers she gained. Currently, she now has a strong following of 14.8k with this number ever growing. A role model and inspiration to so many!
Incredibly, Megan has secured a contract with a modelling agency for the next two years and works with many amazing brands such as All About Face owned by famous singer Halsey. Therefore, it’s safe to say she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to makeup! Here is what Megan likes to use for a perfect, gleaming, makeup look.
The Perfect Vibrant Makeup Look To Brighten Your Days
Tape – Tubie Cheeks
Foundation- Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
Concealer- Benefit Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer
Setting Powder- Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder SPF 10
Highlighter- Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Highlighter
Eyeshadow – bPerfect Stacey Marie Carnival XL Pro Pallate
Mascara- MAC In Extreme Dimension Mascara
Setting Spray – Elf x I Heart Revolution Fixing Spray
Thank you Megan for sharing your brightest images even during your darker days. Makeup isn’t just makeup – for many, it’s an escape, a piece of art, a hobby and confidence. Be brave and stand out. Just as Megan says…
“Creativity inspired by disability. Disabled DOESN’T mean invisible.”