Ok can I just say that Make Up is soooo fun. Regardless if you are someone who says “Oh I don’t wear too much makeup” or “I like to CAKE it ONNNN”. I’d say I’m in between. But again regardless, you know that when make up is around you have fun playing with it or just seeing the transformation. Jay Vincent said it best today when describing the artistry (is that even a word??) of Make Up Artists “We deal with you in your most insecure and vulnerable moments to bring out the joy, beauty and confidence in you”. Further deets below on what this Make Up Guru advises on building your kit. Plus the products that stood out to me the most…. BUT FIRST, What I wore… I am a fashionista afterall, cause I’m still a rookie on this make up stuff!
So I think Make Up Show….Make Up Artists…Glam Glam Thank You Mam…Bold Leather! So I opt for a pleather, yep pleather cause I love the animals ya know, and bold dark makeup, to top it off (literally) a snake headband because I thought gaudy and I snake on my head sounded good at the time. But it was Killer!
Skirt: GoJane.com / HeadBand: Boohoo.com / LipStick: Cyber @MacCosmetics
How To Build Your Kit – Know what kind of Make Up Artist you are.
Jay says, kits are way too big now, make up artists want to carry every single thing they own. But he warns not to do this, it’s too heavy and makes you see like you don’t have a plan for the glam. Below are pointers he gives to developing a kit that is small and compact.
When it comes to Complexion –
Include a good skin care product that will act as a primer and a moisture magnet. Therefore choose one you can use in any season change: winter or summer and it can also reduce redness. He recommends the brand Skindinavia for all age groups and types of skin.
Foundation is mean to be a canvas. Choose a product that allows you to build a beautiful product ON TOP of it.
Use a foundation that has a broad range. It is also outdated to use one foundation. He says everyone has multiple skin tones, having good two choices of foundation to blend will make it seem more natural.
Carry a mini sizes of foundation because you never really use the whole product on just one sitting, so there is no use in carrying the true sized bottle/palette.
For the transformation –
Brows – Should not look like it is painted on and do not make it all about the brows because that should not be the focal point of your art. It should all sit well in a balance. Take a Brow kit with you that allows you to play with the shades and textures to get more of a natural look.
Eyes – Carry palettes, which will allow you to mix and match rather than small single ones. Matte pallets are very in right now because of their lasting wear. This is where having a point of view comes in, your pallet should be a group of color that coincides with the look you want to make on your client.
Lips – Again a point of view on the shades of lip wear you would need in order to travel light. He suggests the lip tar below – it has long-lasting staying power, which is what every make up artist needs for their client.
Lashes – The goal is to make it look realistic, so you only need one set of natural looking lashes. He points out that putting on lashes with the glue to glue concept (glue on the lash line of the eye, then glue on the line of the falsies) allows for a much longer wear.
Most Important Details –
Sanitizer – You must must must sanitize your items – this is very important now a days and yes your client is looking at how clean you are. Sanitize your items before you use it on them on the client. This goes hand in hand with also using a hand sanitizer every time you are going to touch their face and having a breath mint.
Alright well that about wraps it all up! Hopefully you guys re-evaluate and show up at your next gig looking compact! Your and your kit that is! Xo
If you want to attend this pop up – it is going on today 10-5 @ The Metropolitan Pavillion – get your tickets here: http://www.themakeupshow.com/special-events/
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