If you look back on my old Tumblr blog I used to post on about what was in my make up bag or spend hours on Youtube/Reddit/Make up Alley but never really knew I could be a make up artist without going to cosmetology school, I thought my poor choices in my secondary school led me away from the thing I want to do as an adult... Isn't it funny we're 16 told to make choices about our future when you have no idea what you want to do or even who your are as a person.
bit of a smokey eye on Ieva (her brows are tattooed)
Honestly, you can print one out yourself at home and it'll mean as much as some out there so be careful where you go and what you pay for.
I am more than capable of doing what I do and I do get paid to work occasionally but I feel there's no harm in learning every single day even if it means working all hours for free. If you want something you work for it!
Building your kit can be long and expensive, I think just buying a few things a month has been great for me, if you have the budget to splash out you're a lucky sausage. I have a mix of high and low end products and a range of thing to suit all skin types and colours. Not everyone is white with clear, perfect skin.
L - just the eyes on the last afternoon. R - full face on B.
F U T U R E -
This is currently what I'm up to, I've got test shoots on their way to build my portfolio and I'm still kit building but I've got the basics it's just a case of last bits now. Here's a few faces I've painted :)
I'm still on my journey so some of what I have said you may think is wrong but the thing with make up is I don't really think there is wrong and right everyone's preferences are different!
(Sorry if this post is messy or hard to follow it's been months of just writing things and jiggling it about into some form of order!)
If this post gets any interest I'd love to post more about it because it's my passion. If you'd like to see what's in my kit or anything like that please let me know and I'll post for you. I hope this was helpful or at least an insight to what its taken so far, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to comment or even email me. If you're a working MUA and wanna get involved and give your side that would be awesome. Let me know what you think!