What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I must say! Youtube is definitely my best friend when it comes to learning new things that I have never tried before.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
In high school, I started getting into makeup a lot. I would play with colors, different liners, products, foundations, etc. I practiced on myself a lot. Once I graduated, I had a friend getting into photography and fashion. He really needed a makeup artist. I was unsure of myself at first, but then I figured if I really put some hard work into practicing more, I could be his makeup artist. I wasn't as good as I am now in the beginning (which is normal) But the more I did it, the better I got. And the better I had gotten, the more I fell in love with it. I LOVE WHAT I DO!!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Photo shoots! I'm always doing photo shoots!! I love it so much!! It's so much fun!! But I would love to get more clients outside of photographers :)
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I'm honestly proud of all work that I do. I'm not being cocky or anything. I just know that my line of work is very upscale. I work very hard and put a lot quality into every single work that I do. I make sure to never have a job that I hate.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
There are a lot of people that call themselves something just because they have the products that we all hear of. But being a makeup artist is about having the skills. You can have all of the products in the world, but if you don't have the skills to back it up, what good are those tools. Be sure to look at that artist's work first. Never take their word for it. Be sure to look at portfolios before hiring! Like mine!!! :D
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish they knew exactly how much hard work ALL makeup artists put into their profession. There's so much that we do to make sure that we stand out from others and be the best of the best. It's definitely a struggle.