Being a makeup artist, especially if you’re freelance, you MUST set daily goals or you’ll find yourself flopping about like a fish out of water. Setting daily goals helps to put things into perspective. It also lightens the burden of “omg, I have to get stuff done, NOW!!”
You find that as you set goals, you set your own pace as well. And once your pace is set, you’ve pretty much developed a system. Start small and work your way up. And remember you guise, slow progress is STILL progress.
When building a kit, you want to make sure that you have what works first. Don’t go to wal-greens and stuff your kit full of everything on their shelves. Go to an actual pro website where they have start up kits. Yes they’ll all be over $200 dollars but that’s money INVESTED, not wasted. Same goes with dive bombing into Neiman Marcus and spending money you don’t have (unless you’re privileged enough to do so rather) on Tom Ford, Guerlain, Chanel, etc. Work your way up to that point, because believe me, it’s coming.
Visit www.camerareadycosmetics.com for the best deals on starter makeup kits.
Remember, slow progress is STILL progress.
Makeup, Hair, Styling, Creative Direction - Merenda Morris
Model: M. E. Clark
Jewelry: Crazy Beautiful
Photographer: Kathleen Starita
When I took a chance and dove into the world of makeup artistry, I knew it would be a struggle. Let alone being in a small city like Memphis where anything art related as a career is frowned upon and often times shunned. Creatives have to make their own space, share amongst ourselves our dreams, fears, and failures.
No one ever said following your dream was easy, but it sure as hell is worth it. I still struggle, trying my damndest to perfect my skill, my art, and trying to find creative outlets to do that. I’m in a city where beauty photographers are few and far between and more often than not I’ve been tempted to pick up a camera myself to produce the work I’m wanting.
Mind you, I’m not complaining, I see it as a lesson in patience and endurance. If I can make it out of here, I can probably make it anywhere and THAT’S my end game.
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Make Up For Ever has really come to the forefront in the last few years. Google them if you don’t believe me! From their superbly pigmented lipstick to the their pro grade eyeshadows, they’ve made a stamp on the makeup world and show no signs of leaving anytime soon. In the past few months I’ve gotten my grubby little hands on a few MUFE products, but the one product I seem to use the most (in all its variables) is the Mat Velvet.
(Used on model Carrie for Queen P Creations photographed by Kathleen Starita)
Now, it’s awesome, don’t get me wrong. But, like all brands, they’re not without faults. On normal skin it settles beautifully. Smooth even light coverage with the potential to build coverage if that’s what’s needed. However I find that on certain types of skin, it doesn’t perform quite as well (oily and dry skin).
Other than that, I use it religiously on lighter skin.
(Model: Kacey represented by COLORS)
Purchase MUFE Mat Velvet at your local Sephora or online at www.sephora.com
Welp, that’s all for now folks. Catch ya on the flip side!!
I wasn’t impressed. So, I sold it on ebay. I mean, it’s one thing to reformulate a color, add a bit of brilliance to it, and make it your own. It’s another thing to do absolutely nothing but manufacture a lip mold with your signature, fill it with a staple color, then label it as something else.
I was so disappointed. But nevertheless, it sold out, the company is happy.
They are like butter! The consistency is wonderful and it’s just so freaking smooth. It’s very soft, but has surprisingly good staying power. It’s a definite recommend/must have for pro’s and consumers alike! Detailed blog post will be up tomorrow. This is just a heads up!
I was very nervous and excited! So much so that I had forgotten to take pictures!!! But my makeup was featured on a national syndicate and I didn’t care if I had picture because I have a video reel.
Not only that, I think I passed some kind of mini test and now I’m the 2nd MUA for Sonlight Studios here in Memphis, TN!! I’m going to try my darnedest to get to that #1 position, but right now, I’m good.