Managing Makeup Expectations: Realistic vs Client

I have always said that makeup artistry is an art. The face in front of you is your canvas and makeup is your paint.

I am sure that some of you, at some point have been asked to makeup for someone else, whether it’s a family member or a client. I am also sure that at some point you have had to balance/ manage the reality expectations and client expectations, when it comes to makeup application.

Often the person sitting in your chair has an idea of what they want from their look and have throught about its outcome, so when the reality of the makeup application does not meet the fantasy then the fault is yours.

It is important if you are a makeup artist/ starting out or do it for fun that you are able to manage the realistic expectations with that of the Clients.

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Makeup Starter Kit: A Beginners Guide.

Makeup is your most vital tool as a makeup artist, so having an understanding of your choice in tools and how they work is very important.

Being an artist is not just what it is all about, you must be able to learn different techniques and the understanding that this is an ever evolving process as a makeup artist. This means that you must be regularly researching and updating your knowledge of new technical trends in the makeup industry and new makeup products.

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TWOK London: The Perfect Wedding Foundation

I knew when I was getting married that I was going to be doing my own make up. I mean I am a makeup artist.

It is one thing working on a client than it is working on yourself. On a Client, you know exactly what foundation your going to use (usually a MAC or a well know brand) or the Client will tell you what they want. However, when your doing your own make up, you become so picky about the foundation and products you will use, to create that perfect look. I don’t know why this is, but you drive yourself completely mad looking for the perfect base. The base is the make or break of the rest of the makeup, you get the base right and everything else will fall into place.

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Rouge Velvet: The Lipstick

I was so excited to be have been picked for this months Influenster Voxbox x Bourjois Paris. Its my first one and I think the box lived up to its social media hype. I was so grateful to receive this complementary box from Influenster.

The box itself contains 12 lipsticks by Bourjois Paris known as the Rouge Velvet Lipstick collection. The shade ranges from nude to darker red/browns, it is such a beautiful collection to receive. I also received the Bourjois Paris Miraculous Contour Universal Lip Liner and Primer, which I have never heard of and so was excited to try it.

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Dermacol Makeup Cover Foundation: Yay? or Nay?

Dermacol Makeup Cover foundation took social media by storm, everyone wanted to try the ‘worlds most full coverage and waterproof foundation’, but was it just a gemic? Instagram literally made me buy this foundation, but at the same time I too, really wanted to test the claims of this innovative foundation.

It claims that it can literally cover tattoos and skin pigmentation and it contains 50% pigmentation in that small tube. What intrigued me the most was the claims that it could cover dark circles, without the need to colour correct. I have extremely dark under eyes, which without colour correcting would look ashy under a concealer, so for me that would be the biggest test of all. Could this foundation really be that amazing that it would cover even my dark circles.

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