I have a longstanding interest in the cosmetic industry both as an everyday personal hobby and as an art form in its own right. With an extensive collection of my own I am accustomed to a great range of practical techniques and beauty routines and have a strong field knowledge of the products currently available. I have pursued my own interest in makeup for independent projects, working as a commission MUA for photo shoots in and around my local area.
One of my art projects this year was called ‘Characterisation through Appearance’ where I explored various special-effects makeup techniques to create unique, original designs for the main characters in my schools’ production of The Odyssey. I became head of the hair and makeup team for this production - orchestrating a large group of people in order to achieve the various practised looks with a strict time limit every night of the show. I gained the highest marks out of my year for this project which my tutor deemed ‘degree level’, which was put down to my genuine interest in the subject.
I have been strongly influenced by online makeup blogs and tutorials from gurus such as Nic & Samantha Chapman, Emma Pickles and Sandra Holmbom who demonstrate not only the vast versatility of ‘conventional’ makeup, but also open up the realm of the more creative and bizarre. Wayne Goss was also influential as he has such useful advice when it comes to complimenting the features of the individual. This knowledge I know would prove very important when interacting with customers and promoting products which cater to their specific needs.
I believe there are no strict rules in makeup, and that a particular brand or label should not limit the unique style of the individual client, but enhance it by adapting to their own personal needs, lifestyle and desired look. I would take pride in advising clients in this area
If you are at all interested or want to find out more, feel free to contact me via email - firstname.lastname@example.org