Omg! I don't know where to begin. I've been putting off writing this post because I have so much to say and I don't want to bore you all with details or leave anything out :) but, I had the most AMAZING time at Makeup Artist Studio last week! Makeup Artist Studio is a Makeup Artistry school that offers courses from makeup, hair and wardrobe styling to prop styling.
The course that I chose to take was for 3 days. All 3 days were so much fun! The school only takes 8 students at a time and my class had 6 students. I think what made the class a lot more fun is that I went with my friend and now fellow Makeup Artist, Lynette Chambliss!
The very first day was our instruction and note -taking time. We learned kit preparation, sanitation and hygiene, professional ethics, selecting and mixing foundations, highlighting and contouring as well as perfecting the canvas, which is perfecting the face makeup. The second and third days were all application time! Our class was multi-racial so we had the opportunity to practice on different ethnicities. At the end of the course we received our Makeup Artistry certificates!
As much as I love makeup and I thought I knew a little something about makeup, I was so humbled but in awe at the same time after taking this class. I was humbled in the sense that there is so much I didn't know about makeup. For an example: before I took the class I focused on the eye makeup and using so many different colors and techniques but from the class we learned the face is really the focus. If you're facial makeup is done well and highlighted and contoured-you really don't need to focus to much on the colors and variations on the eye. Just look up pictures of Jennifer Lopez or Kimora Lee Simmons and you'll see what I mean. I was in awe because I was so inspired to continue learning in my craft.
The class was phenomenal! The instructors were very friendly, helpful and informative (I know that sounds like a commercial, lol, but' it's true). We learned so much from them. The very first day of class we got the chance to be taught by the President of the school! How many times have you seen that? All of of the materials were provided for us in class and we even got to purchase makeup from the school for our kits. All in all, I encourage anyone and everyone who is in the makeup profession and hasn't already taken a class to TAKE A CLASS! I'm learning that it's not enough to know how to apply makeup but we have to really learn the business aspect of being a makeup artist and knowing the fundamentals is really important in the business. You can only get that specialized instruction from taking a course. I know I've talked enough but I'm so excited! I'm going to upload the pictures soon.
For more information about the school visit: http://www.makeupartiststudio.com