Absolutely, I'm constantly watching and rewatching videos on application technique. I love participating in tutorials or weekend workshops hosted by cosmetic company's like MAC and Makeup Forever.
So I use to be a bit of a tom boy and jock in high school. My makeup bag literally consisted of compact powder, black mascara, and black eyeliner. It wasn't until my mid to later twenties that I really got into makeup. I just started playing more and exploring different styles and products. One of my friends suggested that I think about becoming a makeup artist because I'm such a hard worker and I have a great attention to detail; she thought I would be really good at it. She planted the seed and I decided to go for it. The first job I got was an internship on a 5 week film project in Austin Texas. It was an awesome experience!
The most common job that I'm currently doing are special occasion makeovers. The quote includes time and travel along with the makeover. The application usually takes up to an hour after touch ups. The majority of the times I drive to my clients but if they prefer to come to me that is available as well. Women have hired me to do their make up for New Years Eve, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, photo shoots, portraits, prom, graduation, bridal, etc...