makeup artist

How I became a Professional Makeup Artist

I get often asked "why did I become a makeup artist" or "when did I know I wanted to become a makeup artist?" I don't know how to answer that question. I just remember playing in my grandmother's makeup as a kid. During my early 20s (I'm 28 lol) I went through a terrible acne faze. Breakouts all over my skin it was horrible.  

So I decided to turn to makeup, to help cover my acne. If only I knew what, I know now. Makeup was not the answer at that time lol. It did help with my confidence tho. Around this time I wouldn't let anyone see me without it. I still suffer from acne but not as bad. I'm more comfortable going outside without it. Which I will talk about in a later post. 

I told myself if I'm going to continue to wear it every day then I need to know everything about it. I then enrolled in Youtube University. I'm kidding, but seriously I would watch videos all day long about color theory and how to apply makeup. I attended makeup classes by Renny Vasquez, Tatiana Ward, Dani Fonseca, etc. Makeup wasn't easy to learn. I studied day and night. Practicing as much as possible. I practiced on all my friends and family. Perfecting my craft one stroke at a time. It took me a whole year to understand brows and color theory. You never stop learning.

I also attended classes from Mac and Sephora. Big name Makeup Artist I found on Instagram and youtube. Wherever I was able to get the information I went. I invested so much money into learning how to do makeup for myself. Then it dawned on me why not do it as a career? I realized this after two years of learning I wanted to do this full time. 

I remember having the talk with my grandmother telling her how I wanted to make Makeup Artistry a career. Of course, she tried to talk me out of it, but my mind was made up. Fast forward I've followed my dream of becoming a professional makeup artist. I'm still learning along the way. Trends are always changing. Therefore I'm always studying and still practicing like I've done in the beginning. 

I work for the company that has helped further my career. I say all of this to say NEVER GIVE UP. There will be many hard times where you feel like giving up. DON'T! Push yourself. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Signed Facebyicole