My work so far…i am currently practicing on various skin types (friends/family)
Well I don’t think a qualification is needed but…..it does help a person who loves Make-Up how to do it and gives you the confidence to do make-up on clients.
Its an achievement and its great for the Make-Up Artists out there who have not studied in Make-Up school but learnt it all at home which is amazing!! and you need the time to do that…
But to cut it short…
I did research on all Make-Up Schools around London/Birmingham/Manchester and its come to a point I decided to choose one and that was London Academy Of Freelance Makeup!!
I have applied for the Freelance in Professional Make-up which is for 6 days!! It covers everything I want to learn and not forgetting this academy being very successful and working closely with brands like MAC, Bobbi Brown, Nars and many more!
I will starting the course in June 2016 and cannot wait, and guys I will give you updates on that too of how it is etc…
So this is the most exciting yet fun bit …
but No it does not mean you should blow your money on top brand products straight away! – Build up your kit slowly and have range of different brands not just 1.
Following Items you should have in your kit!
Skincare – Cleanser, Toner and Moisturiser
Brushes – Flat Eyeshadow Brush, Blending Brush, Blusher Brush, Powder Brush, Eyebrow Angled Brush, Eye liner Angled Brush, Lip Brush, Eyebrow Comb, Foundation Blush, Concealer Blush.
Primers – One For Oily Skin, One For Combination
Other Items – Tweezers, Water Spray Bottle, Scissors, Sanitiser, Wipes, Ear Buds, Blending Sponge, Alcohol use to clean Make-up products (eye shadow palettes and lip sticks, Lip Balm, Tissues, Gum, Clear Lip gloss, Eye Make-up Remover, Lashes (Various types), Lash Glue, Brush Cleaner and Towel.
Blushers – Have mixture of Cream/Powder based blushers (Pinks, Corals, Shimmer) – mostly used.
Bronzer – Any colour ranging by 4 different types
Concealers – Have 4 different shades darkest to lightest.
Foundations – Liquid or Cream foundations are very much popular they suit all skin types – Get 4-5 dark to light colours so you can mix and get the colour you need.
Setting Powders – Great to set the make-up
Eye Pencil – Black & Brown
Liquid Eye liners – Black & Brown
Eye shadows – Neutral Palette at least 10 shadows ranging from cream white to black/brown and Bright Colours.
Mascara – Black & Brown (Waterproof)
Lipsticks – Nude, Soft Pink, Coral, Plum, Red, Bright Pink.
Lip liners – Nude, Pink, Red, Plum
Make Up case is a must to store all your products in!!
(If I have missed anything my apologise, I am new to this so will be learning more when time comes…)
Right now I am looking at various artistry work all big names, reading magazines, online blogs, YouTube etc. which is helping me but…
Practical work is must when it comes to being a make up artist…
For e.g practising on artist paper using your make-up products (waterproof base is best).
Below is an example of my work I have currently done, not perfect but got to keep practising …
Even have free make-up done on your family and friends and take plenty of pictures of your work! (will be starting to do soon).
If you have the funds to purchase a professional camera that is great but you can use your phone as they are very good quality.
I have recently had the time do what I enjoy and that is doing make-up, I have done my family and friends make-up whenever I can but really wanted to become a professional make-up artist.
I enjoy buying the best make-up: as you can see from my personal vanity😉
Hope this page will be great for you all who enjoy make-up and want to be come an artist!