Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wizard of Oz Inspired Make Up

So there was a competition at school this past week. i decided to enter the Creative Make Up on a live model portion of it. i chose to do my make up based on a Wizard of Oz inspired theme. just watned to share it with you all. :)

Concept Art

Creative Make Up Contest Entry

i find out next week whether i place or not. my competition so far is a girl and her team who did Avatar which was pretty flippin' dope if i say so myself. so, we'll see.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

At A Crossroads...

So I'm at a point in my education (i'm in Cosmetology, for those of you who don't know) and I've discovered a disturbing fact... I HATE cutting hair. I have absolutely no talent or passion in it. There are so many technicalities, angles, procedures... GRRR!!! it's enough to make your eyes cross. it's like mathmatics to me... which i aslo hated and sucked at. another thing i hate about Cosmetology... NAILS! i can do a manicure and a pedicure okay. hell, i can even do a spa pedi if you want one. but acrylics, gels, nail tips... any of those requirinf false nails... DO NOT LIKE and CANNOT STAND them! it only makes me feel bad that i can't do nails nicely enough that a client would want to wear them proudly. *sigh*

now for those who DO know... I am a free lance MUA. and it is my PASSION! all my best ideas where any type of creativity is involved has to do with make up. i get excited when i hear there is a competition and it allows me to express myself in my farvorite artform. i honestly know that i can see myself in this career for the rest of my life.

now the crossroads...

i'm trying to figure out whether i should switch from Cosmetology to Esthetics (the study of the face and make up). i figure skin goes hand in hand with make up so... pretty easy choice, right? wrong.

i'm hesitant to switch from Cosmo to Esthi for a few simple/complicated reasons.

1. i'm already 5 months into Cosmetology with 8 more months to go

2. i've put my family on hold so that i can pursue this dream of mine to go into the beauty industry.

3. i'm worried about what this might do to us financially.

i feel like i'm in a bind. trying to figure out the right way to go about this.

*siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigggghhhh* oh the things i have to think about. we'll see what the outcome of my decision is within a week. that's the time limit i'm giving myself... *sigh* yes. we shall have to see...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Winged Tips & Red Lips Tutorial

I made this tutorial some time ago since it seems the Pin-Up girl look is making a BIG come back. hope you enjoy this simple tutorial. :) check me out on my youtube channel:

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Passion Stirs Drive, Love Stirs Perseverance

so most of my friends already know this...

I want to be a Make Up Artist. :) i can do hair for the most part, but i truly, truly want to be a makeup artist. my friends and classmates always ask if i want to become a platform artist, or tell me i should move to LA or NY... one has even suggested i start my own make up line. that would be SOOOOOO cool...


i've always felt like I'm a hometown kinda girl. i'm not disregarding the possibility to moving somewhere different and moving up in the MUA world. but i just think that right now, home is where i'd be best to stay... for now.

my dream to become a MUA was something that kinda fell into my lap. and it has really only been a couple years since i really immersed myself into making this a career. it started with playing with eyeshadows and being invited to make up groups. then it went to trying out different looks and posting in group forums or watching YouTube tutorials (btw, Kandee Johnson, you ARE inspiring!!!). then doing some of my friends make up, to doing other people's make up, and now doing photoshoots and brides and other gigs. its all taking off so fast for me that it's overwhelming! but i'm loving every minute of this fast paced journey!

no one has really asked me why i wanted to become a MUA. but i've always known deep inside why i did... my personal "mission statement" is to make everyday, ordinary women feel beautiful, sexy and confident. it amazes me everytime i get done doing someones face, the transformation, not only in their appearance, but in their confidence level as well. women want to feel beautiful, and it's so fulfilling to bring that happy smile to their face when i help them achieve that simple goal...

:) <----- i love that i can make someone do that with a small brush stroke or a pretty pallet.

but yes... i guess this will be the start of my journey. things i've learned, things i experience, things i love... i can't wait to see where this road takes me!