"Makeup isn't just my profession but my passion. I love being creative and to push my boundaries to achieve and excel in what I do."
Can you tell us what makes you a good fit for this particular makeup artist position with the competition being so tough?
Makeup isn't just my profession but my passion. I love being creative and to push my boundaries to achieve and excel in what I do.
Why did you choose this profession?
I dint really chose this profession it just happens to fall on my lap and I fell in love instantly.
What are the biggest challenge makeup artists have to face?
The biggest challenge a makeup artist or any other artist faces is competing. Some one once told me that "if your competing you have already failed".
If a customer asks for a style that you are sure would not suit them, how do you convince the customer to go otherwise?
Have you heard the saying customers are always right! Well my approach to this kind situations are usually a mix match of what the customer thinks and what I think is more appropriate. You need to talk to your customers make them feel comfortable and let them ease into the look you think is appropriate.
How do you prepare dry and oily skin for foundation makeup application?
There isn't a set routine for foundation application, I usually perp the customers skin according to their needs. With dry skin I usually apply mostirizer and let it set in for few minutes and try to avoid powder products. With oily skin make sure you use products which are water base rather than oil base and always have bottling paper handy.
Do you have any experience in cosmetic retails?
Nope not at this moment but I would like to get some experience in this field as well
Tell us about your experience as a makeup artist?
My journey has been short but I have met some wonderful people and have improved a lot since I have started. Being a artist with out any prior knowledge about makeup or skin care was a challenge at first. But never the less YouTube , Google and working with other artist in the industry has made it easier.
Name some you have covered?
As I said my journey has been short in this industry, but someday would love to be at a backstage of some well known fashion and makeup studios .
What is the difference between applying makeup for a TV shoot and applying makeup for a live appearance party?
On camera makeup seems to be a both more heavier then real life makeup. You need to make the face flawless with out any photoshop.
How often do you clean your makeup tools such as brushes and combs?
After each application you need to clean your makeup tools . This will allow the artist to blend and apply your next customer smoothly. It is essential that you keep your tools clean for hygiene purposes and also for smooth application.
How do you determine a client’s undertone before you decide what makeup technique to use?
Honestly I determine the undertones or shades by looking at them and going with my instinct. As I said I am self taught artist and had little to knowledge on skin care or makeup, I completely depended on my instinct.
Do you have any tips you'd like to share?
Stay true to yourself and there is no right way of applying makeup everyone has their own preference :)