As Week 3 of makeup school comes to a close, I find myself seeing the artistry around me differently. In particular, I’ve been mentally reassessing the work of artists I know personally and all of those beauty Instagram/YouTube wunderkinds.
One of the most important facets of this makeup education is the clarity. It’s hard to explain. Things are just … different (eloquently put, I’m sure).
Like I described in earlier posts, this has not been a cakewalk. Artistry is hard, especially if you’re normally hard on yourself. My skin seems to be taking the brunt of it (praise God for Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion, ya’ll). Also, I’ve been eating entirely too many macaroons from the fancy patisserie across the street out of stress (or addiction, whatever).
I have been practicing quite a bit (though not enough) and learning about areas of specialty that I could work in.
Mostly, though, I just want to perfect techniques. The artists educating me told me certain things can take years to get just right.
Did I mention that I’m impatient as well?
I’m the whole package, ladies and gents.
Truthfully, sometimes I just want to curl up and pray there’s a magic wand of talent to zap myself with.
Next week, instead of classes, we have little add-ons/electives, or areas of focus. I actually decided to pony up and do two electives instead of one (at an additional cost, but I need it)!
I decided on Focus Techniques because what we work on is some of the most requested trends asked of me (essentially it’s a week-long class hammering down on false lashes, winged liner, smokey eye, and the perfect lip) and because of my background in fashion, I opted to take a Fashion & Runway course as well. Usually when I totally mess up a look, I write it off as avant garde. This way, I’ll actually learn what REAL avant garde work is supposed to look like (ha)!
The final photo shoot practical exam is on Friday. I’m a little nervous about it, and again, I hope it comes out amazing.
This weekend, I’ll be at Sephora anyway (WHICH I LOVE and miss terribly all week long!), so I’ll pick up some extra supplies and whatnot, and I’ll be flipping through magazines to draw inspiration.
Here are some photos from the week that show what I’ve been up to:
Oh, and in case you were wondering – juggling FIT on top of all this has been a real treat! #overachieverproblems
I do have one last tidbit of good news, though! My article was on Yahoo! Beauty – AHHH! Crazy times.
Until next week x