We had the good fortune of connecting with D’Lisha Johnson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi D’Lisha, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking for me is taking a leap of faith. Of course you don’t know what the outcome is going to be,but In the end I’m always left with a lesson learned good or bad! Risk taking has played a part in my career because the things that I said I wish or I should have did, I just said I’m going to do it I’m going to be vulnerable and put myself out of my comfort zone and since then it has led me down some pretty cool paths

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a makeup Artist I love all thing’s beautiful and creative.

What sets me apart from others is that there is no other Makeupbyleele! I love what I do and It shows in my work. I specialize in taking care of your skin and making sure that my clients know how beautiful they are with or without makeup.

There are so many things that I am proud of I was able to participate in Fashion week and challenge myself with things I didn’t even think I was capable of.

I got to where I am today on a wing and a prayer, I started doing my makeup when I younger and since then I fell in love with it and how I was able to express myself with it.
It definitely hasn’t been the easiest at times but again life comes with challenges so it’s all about how you see the big picture and what was learned during the process .
I have learned to be patient and ask questions seek mentorship to see what steps I need to take to further myself and my craft.

The world needs to know I’m going to show what I am capable of.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Living in Richmond va, I have learned and found a few good spots to eat and have happy hour! I would definitely take them to Mama j’s which is a nice spot to get a meal.
There is so many historical sites here I wouldn’t know where to start but we definitely would go to the Art museum here as well as the

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Yes, I definitely want to shout-out my mommy for believing in my gift! I want to give my better half johnathan a shout-out for also pushing me to get out and push my limits to the fullest! My best friend Magan for giving me those much needed pep talks when I needed to hear them and of course Thank you to the fashion weeks I have been able to be apart of and putting my skills to the test.

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