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why i want to be a makeup artist

By marianicole_ Feb 26, 2014 858 Words
Everyone questions what you want to be when you grow up starting in elementary school and your answer normally ranges from princess to astronaut. As you grow and you’re in middle school your teachers ask you the same thing my answer was an architect, once you reach high school the question is a lot firmer and a lot more serious. I still don’t know exactly what I want to do for ever but I know what I want to do for now I’d like to be a makeup artist. The power of being able to change a person's appearance using makeup has been a personal passion of mine for as long as I can remember. We all have something in our lives that we get a little giggly over for some its shoes, clothes, sports or movies for me its makeup. A lot of people say makeup is a way of hiding yourself or that it changes a person for who they really are. To me make up doesn’t hide the person you are it lets the confident person you want to be shine. If you feel beautiful you will carry yourself that way. Some may ask why I would choose to pursue a career in a field that’s not so demanding but honestly if you have the drive the right education and the skills you have nothing to worry about. But I have no interest in the money i would rather do something I love and make a normal amount of money then something I hate and make a lot of money. This is a career i would like to pursue because no matter what anyone tells you looks are important the way you carry yourself and your appearence will tell you a lot about a person. Sadly perfection is the goal for many in the world but I don’t think people need makeup to achieve this, makeup is something that allows people to feel better about themselves. Nothing makes me happier then to see a woman sit down in front of me with low to no self-esteem then I take a brush to her face and even the slightest bit of makeup can make her feel more beautiful, it’s a great feeling when you know you can make someone leave with a smile on their face and a pep in their step. Requirements for a career in this field are skill, familiarity, and education. Practice applying makeup on yourself and others so you can develop your technique. The best way to build a skillful hand at applying makeup is to practice on people with different colored skin, face shapes, eye colors, and different ages. This will help you develop skill so that you can work with a wide range of clientele. You have to learn with different types of makeup, brushes and looks. Read magazines, find fashion and makeup blogs, and pay attention to the different trends and styles of makeup. Learn the difference between day and night looks. Day for instance has lighter colors like pink tones and natural colors, makeup should be subtle, nothing more than mascara and a neutral shadow. Night time makeup needs to pop, darker colors. A dramatic lip or eye not both or you’ll overdo it, also the cat eye with red lips is always a classic look. Also education a lot of makeup counters like mercy’s and Dillard’s will hire without education from buaety school but in order to work in a salon or for a more known company you need to have graduated from beauty school. Not to mention the education will look a lot better in your favor when it comes to competing for the job. I feel as if I meet the some points of the requirements to pursue this career, but I need to learn more. I would like to go to beauty school and i would like to start out at a counter if I have to and then get experience for a salon and slowly but surely make my way up the chain. I hope my passion and the skills I already have will get me started greatly in this field. My passion lies in eyes. I love experimenting with different colors and lashes and liner. Shadow also comes down to the person you are for instance some colors that great with my skin tone are blues, gold’s and browns. Personally enjoy lashes on myself because I have smaller lashes than most. I also change my liner on a day by day bases I love to try different things on myself and others I follow many blogs and instagrams with people that do makeup and sell makeup i am also a frequent make up buyer it is kind of an addiction. Therefore i im looking forward to graduating from ITT Tech then moving on to pursue my career in make u artistry. I am prepared for the hard work and dedication. I plan to continue practicing the skill and learning more until I can further my career and education in the field.

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