Your advice to upcoming make-up artists…
Blending is the most important thing you can do when it comes to eyes and face, too. The more blended, the smoother make-up looks.
Stay on top of current trends and what products artists are using to get that look. Know your decades! If you show up to a photo shoot and the photographer says, “We are going with a 60s Twiggy vibe with lots of mascara”, you need to know what that means, and re-create it!
When doing make-up, remember to start slowly, and add textures and pigment as you go along. It’s much easier to add than to take away.
It is imperative to know colour tones and what looks good with different skin undertones. Just as a painter who knows how to mix colours, the same goes for make-up. The more you know your colour scale, the more creative and confident you’ll be.
The most important lesson I have learned in my career is to always have a good attitude! Even if you have worked with the best clients, a positive, professional attitude is what’s really important. Offer to get people coffee, offer to clean brushes, check your ego at the door and have fun with it!