How to became a makeup artist?. To begin with I did a lot of research to find the best academy/school or college that I could personally afford in order to fulfill my dream of becoming a professional make up artist, so that I was certified and ready to roll on a professional level and be my own boss.
The search felt like a life time, I had already been practicing make up in my spare time on friends, family and my own sensitive face. At first I just wanted the certificate as I thought that I knew it all and to prove to others that I did as well. Oh how wrong was I. Walking into a room of students laying out all their products and brushes which, they all received an email stating what was needed in the first session. I guess I was forgotten. I stood there empty handed with my notebook and pen tucked away in my handbag.
Suddenly I remembered what its like to back at school and waiting to get told off for not completing the home work. So many girls had previously completed make up courses back in their home countries and were also here just to get the certificate. But they all knew what they were doing. I felt like taking a dive out the door and running to the local shop to buy some make up, just so I could fit in.
Tutor walks in and takes a look around, if my face could go red I would have been beetroot with embarrassment.
OK, so my first session wasn’t one the best moments of my life but on the plus side, I was used as a face model for the girls to practise on for that day. Bonus – I had my make up done for the night out. Session by session I was learning more and more. I opened myself to new techniques and learning what brushes should be used for a particular purpose. I also learnt that the Tutor had her own ideas on certain products and would only teach us what she liked. We all wanted to learn how to perfect lip liner but the tutor insisted that it was her ‘pet hate’ so that basically meant she was going to miss that bit out. Just like using highlighters on the upper cheeks, she showed us images of how not to use it instead of showing us examples of where it looked amazing. ‘Don’t use highlighters on the cheeks, it looks like the model has suffered from a burn on her face’ . Yeah OK, in some pictures that was true but I now know how it can also look stunning when used properly.
Not bad for my 1st course… now to perfect and get my teeth into the Asian Bridal Industry.