Most people know I went to school in Paris for Graphic Design, but most of you haven't got a clue on where I did my makeup class and why I chose London of all cities.
The culture, the accent, the architecture and the possibility of more.
I have always made it a point to travel and live around the world and this was my opportunity. I got to live the dream (in a small tiny shared flat) of Living the London Life. As much as my flat wasn't great and I had to share it with 6 other people, the experience itself was amazing.
I got to meet people that have been in this industry for at least 10-15 years, some even more. These teachers were also full of knowledge and could answer all the questions I could possibly have on this industry.
Their knowledge was immense and I AM 100% happy with my choice. It allowed me to learned from various countries, discover different trends and be ready for what was ahead.
MY CHOICE OF SCHOOL
AOFM (Academy of Freelance Makeup Artist)
International Teachers that STILL work in the industry
Testing out all makeup brands (MUFE, Chanel, MAC, Dior, Lancôme, Bobbi Brown, etc.)
Classes are concise and short term (no losing time in school)
Possibility to work on Fashion Weeks
Discounts to create your own kit
WHAT IT THOUGHT ME :
The real basics of makeup, what and how to use it.
Pro tips from various teachers that have done amazing work and campaigns.
Touching and playing with different brands of makeup, we had one high end brand per day.
A full-rounded experience in makeup and the realness of the ups and downs of this industry.
How to create a portfolio.
TIPS I GOT :
Texture is texture: Brands create a lot of nonsense, choose based on pigments, texture and results
Work in retail, it will teach you a lot and help you with color matching and face physiognomy
The moment you think you're the best and know everything, your career is over
"Leave your ego at the door, it isn't about you, it's about the result."
I loved my experience and it has changed me for the best. It was an eye-opening adventure filled with amazing people that have shaped the artist I am today.
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