“You’re really good at applying makeup,
Why don’t you be a makeup artist?”
If you are a beauty junkie or exhibit interest in makeup, you’d have received questions like this. I get that all the time. However, contrary to what most people think, applying makeup on oneself is entirely different from applying it on to someone else’s face. Yes, it’s all makeup, but while I look at and study my own features everyday, I don’t do that to anyone else. There is a whole lot more to being a makeup artist than knowing how to apply it on your own face – or a couple of friends’, for that matter.
Being a makeup artist is hard work. Only if you are willing to put in the time and commitment, and constantly aim to improve on your skills, will you be able to enjoy the perks of a career formed from a passion. Yet, thousands join the industry every year. I guess it’s like they always say, if you love what you do, you’ll never work another day.
I was invited to be one of the judges for the Cosmoprof Academy 30th Artist Awards 2016, and it was one of the most exhilarating experiences ever. It was like a roller-coaster ride – from feeling the adrenaline seeing students working tirelessly right until the last minute, to the high tension in the air when they stood in two lines while we judged for every single detail (that was super stressful for me too OMG), to the joy when they cheered for each other on the runway.