Featured Make-up Artist: Edvin Mac



"After school I moved to London. It wasn't easy, I didn't speak English, I didn't know anyone, so it took time to become comfortable with my life."

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Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far. Since I was a child I was always more interested in make up then cars. I always use to watch my Mom when she was getting ready to go somewhere. I didn't know why, but I was so impressed, so a few years later I decided to have a some professional makeup lessons. I remember I was 15 and I was the only boy in the room filled with ladies and girls. because I was going to school and Music school afterwards, I didn't really have a lot of time for this, so didn't think about it as a profession. Luckily it didn't stop me from doing makeup to my friends and their moms and moms friends. After school I moved to London. It wasn't easy, I didn't speak English, I didn't know anyone, so it took time to become comfortable with my life. Since then I done a few courses and started to work freelance. I love it. What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field? My goals. Good question. Well, I don't like to share my goals, as I believe that they can be reached only if kept in secret, but I will tell you couple that I already achieved. I am not sure about others, but I like to start with reasonable and little goals and climb step by step to more challenging ones. So when I started to work as a makeup artist, my first goal was to have my work published in magazines. The next one would probably be to win an award. and the list goes on, but it will stay with me for now. How do you communicate with people? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements? I am very easy going and friendly guy, always positive and fun to be around I think. I am very openminded to clients' requirements, but if I don't feel comfortable I let them know about it before start. If you had to do it over again, what would you change? Well, I was young and shy, so I always had issues with confidence and that wasn't helping me, especially to start. I think, I would try to be more confident and Who is your hero, and how have they helped you get to where you are? I love Beyoncè. She is so inspiring and extraordinary woman. When I'm upset or feel stressed, I just listen to her music and immediately feel better. How important are creative education courses? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful? I think it is important to have creative education for anyone, who is just starting and want to be successful in this industry. It shows basic and essential skills and knowledge, but that's about it. In order to stand out, you need a lot more. You have to be passionate, creative and original. I have to be honest, I think you can't learn these things, you have to have it in you. I had a few courses. Although it did not teach me more creativity, it teach me all the other things, necessary start in this crowded industry. It was very useful. Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry? I would say, just be original, be genuine, and make sure you are happy and comfortable with what you are doing!!!

Photo Credits: Photographer: Tim Hulme @timhulmephotography Photographer: Kosher Model: Chantelle Pretorius Contact Details: Instagram: @edvinmacmakeup Email: edvinmacmakeup@gmail.com

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