Hello and welcome to my series Becoming a Makeup Artist. In this series you will learn how is it to be a makeup artist, the ups and downs, how to become a makeup artist, what you need, if it’s really necessary to get certified, how to get a job, how to build your portfolio and kit and everything in between.
This is my story of becoming a makeup artist and I want to give you all the tips that I have learned over the years. The series will consist of 10 blogposts – one each Saturday. So I hope that you will enjoy it.
Being a makeup artist is something that I have always wanted to become. It has been on my bucket list since I was very young. In 2016 I got a job as a makeup artist and in 2017 I became a certified makeup artist. So yes, it is actually possible to get a job as a makeup artist without a certificate.
I was never one of those girls who was in love with Marc Jacobs bags, laptop sleeves, iPhone cases and all the other things he designed. I thought they were a bit gimmicky. When I heard that he was launching a makeup line I wasn’t impressed either. You are free to call me a pessimist, because that’s my true self 89% of the time.
Do you remember the time when all the makeup that was launched was matte? That the cool kids were buying matte foundations and lipsticks even if they had dry skin and chapped lips? I remember those times and I actually still have some matte foundations that never even suited my skintype. Money well spent!
RawBeautyKristi has been a huge inspiration for me lately. It has been refreshing to see a Youtuber who shares a real side of their life and now just how perfect everything is. Right now that was just what I needed on YouTube, because everything just gets too pretty and fake sometimes.
It’s a new year and it’s time for many New Year’s resolutions. One of mine is to get more organized. I’m actually a very organized person, but when I become busy I kinda forget to be organized. So that’s why I started the year clearing out and organizing my everyday makeup drawer. I wanted to make sure that I know where everything is and that I have all the makeup that I love and use handy.
I’m Danish, if you didn’t already know that. It means that I’m from the very small country Denmark in Scandinavia. Not many people know Denmark and where we are located in the world. We are the people who invented the term “hygge”.
Fenty Beauty launched back in October and I wasn’t that excited when I heard about the brand. I have never been the biggest Rihanna fan. I know. Shocker. I don’t dislike her, but I’m not listening to her music or following her on Instagram.